‘EU Depressed’: Brussels Insiders Report Jean-Claude Juncker ‘Frail’ And ‘Depressed’

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - MARCH 18: President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during a press conference to discuss the migrant deal reached between Turkey and EU states, during a two-day EU summit, on March 18, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The EU has agreed a deal in which, from Sunday, all refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Turkey will be returned to Turkey. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is reported to be in an “EU Depressed” mood following the failure of the continent’s migration policy, and a potential break-up of the European Union under his tenure following a Brexit vote according to Brussels insiders. The news comes as rumours circulate that Mr. Juncker is due to make a major intervention in the EU referendum debate in Britain next week. The revelation of the coming interference from the European Commission from German news magazine Der Spiegel comes as a major profile on the President of the European Commission reveals his deteriorating political position within the Union and rumored departure from the Commission. Europe’s Politico describes a Commission notionally led by Jean-Claude Juncker, the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg often characterised as ‘Druncker’ for his famous love of alcohol as having lurched from crisis to crisis with no clear direction. Now the president, despite his planned grand-standing on Britain’s membership of the European Union is described as having been “sidelined” within his own Commission, “politically paralyzed”, and with worsening health. Officials close to Mr. Juncker report his optimism about the European Project to be fading, as his mood “darkened”. One ‘senior EU official’ said: “He is less and less