Jean-Claude Juncker is European Commission President, in other words, the most powerful man of the E.U. Today, lest there be any doubt, he told us what he really thinks about borders and national sovereignty:
Speaking at the European Forum Alpbach on Monday, Jean-Claude Juncker called on Europe to show “solidarity” with refugees and described borders as the “worst invention” ever produced by politicians.
“We have to fight against nationalism,” said Juncker, who is the president of the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch. “We have the duty not to follow populists but to block the avenue of populists.”
He added: “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians… In the concentration of globalisation and European problems, we must not lose our way.”