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What we knew since July 2014: Juncker doesn’t want the troika

Today, the German Handelsblatt reports “exclusively” based on “sources inside the Commission” that Juncker wants to replace the troika. Belgian newspaper La Libre quotes this article to report the same.

Both articles suggest that this is the result of the Greek elections.

However, would we not have lazy EU journalism, they would have read in Juncker’s political programme published in July 2014:

In the future, we should be able to replace the “troika” with a more democratically legitimate and more accountable structure, based around European institutions with enhanced parliamentary control both at European and at national level.

But sure, make this “news” and blame it on the Greek elections.



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