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Juncker defends decision on French, British EU commissioners
Juncker defends decision on French, British EU commissioners

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's incoming chief executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, on Wednesday defended his decision to appoint a Briton as next financial services commissioner and a Frenchman to lead the economy portfolio. "A Briton can explain the Britons in a better way, what is going on in Europe regarding the policy on financial markets," Juncker said in an interview with German television network ARD. "And a French(man) can explain the French in a better way, what needs to be done in the matter of consolidation and budget savings," Luxembourg's former prime minister said. Juncker has appointed Jonathan Hill, an ally of British Premier Minister...

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