Zeman calls Juncker a “good choice” for post of president of European Commission

Czech President Miloš Zeman made clear on Sunday he considers the possible nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission a “good choice”, saying he believed that the new EC would bring about changes to the European Union. The president made the statement in his regular Sunday broadcast on Czech Radio. Juncker, a former long-standing Luxembourg prime minister, is the election-winning European People´s Party´s (EPP) candidate for EC president. On Saturday, his candidacy was backed by social democrat leaders including the Czech and Slovak PMs, Bohuslav Sobotka and Robert Fico. Juncker´s candidacy is to be discussed at the EU summit in Brussels.