translation by Boris Jaruselski
October 13, 2015
from Russia-Insider Website
Europe can no longer afford
to have a policy dictated
by the United States.
It isn't necessary to achieve overall understanding, but a sensible conversational basis.
He criticized US President Barack Obama, for having downgraded Russia as "regional power".
This statement is particularly noteworthy.
Until now, the EU always placed emphasis on having complete accord with the Americans, with the placement of the Russian sanctions. Some time ago, the US Vice President Joe Biden made it clear that the US had urged the EU to impose the sanctions. Junkers' big back flip is confirming the statement made by Biden.
It's hard to discern what's really going on Junker's mind.
As late as March, Junker was demanding the establishment of a EU army, which was expressly directed against Russia: