The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy has accused the President of the European Commission of failing to recognise the fallout of the EU’s austerity measures. This morning Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the Union address to MEPs in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He told them the wind was back in Europe’s sails and that growth in the EU had outstripped that of the US. However, Matt Carthy says Mr Juncker’s optimism ignored the effects of the economic crisis that are still being felt back home.
Out words: Jean-Claude Juncker