Juncker scandal prompts sniping at European Commission election system

By Anthony Faiola, November 13, 2014

BERLIN — For Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, the honeymoon is over and some in Europe already want a divorce.

The prime minister of Luxembourg for the better part of 18 years, Juncker took over the European Union’s top job Nov. 1 only to be hit by calls to resign a few days later. The sniping came after a group of investigative journalists issued a report detailing secret deals struck by major corporations with Luxembourg that allegedly allowed them to shave billions of dollars off their global tax bills.

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