European Commission denies its President soon to resign
The European Commission (EC) on Monday denied that its President Jean-Claude Juncker was to resign soon, as stated by the Italian media.
EC spokesperson Mina Andreeva said in a statement that Juncker was as motivated as ever to do his job, Efe news reported.
"President Juncker is there to stay, fighting all the crises Europe is going through, from Grexit (Greek withdrawal from the Eurozone), Brexit (Britain's exit from the European Union) to migration," she said.
The Italian daily La Repubblica said Juncker would be abandoning his post at the helm of the EC, which would be taken up by one of his vice presidents, most likely the European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen.
Andreeva said Juncker had already stated that he would be serving one single mandate when he was elected president in 2014, thus relinquishing his power in 2019.
"He also said several times that this is not out of fatigue: he is not tired but motivated like on the first day, fighting for Europe every day," she added.