The following brief clip shows the reaction of Jean-Claude “Drunker” Juncker, the president of the European Commission, to Austria’s decision not to sign the UN’s migration pact. Mr. Juncker is obviously miffed with his Austrian colleagues for not joining the European consensus.
Mind you, this initiative is not a European one; it comes from the United Nations. Why should the European Commission take it upon itself to enforce knee-jerk compliance with ukases emanating from Turtle Bay?
And his vow that he will “talk to [his] Austrian friends” about their decision seems a bit ominous. Is he planning to make them an offer they can’t refuse?
Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||The recent Austrian decision is very regrettable.|
|00:05||And I would like to repeat what I stated in the European|
|00:09||Parliament weeks ago: that we have to decide by qualified|
|00:13||majority on foreign policy issues. It is unacceptable that|
|00:17||the European Union is unable to speak with one voice|
|00:21||concerning an question essential to our future.|
|00:25||But we will talk to our Austrian friends about this matter|
|00:29||in the coming weeks.