OPINION: Christian Kjær in Brussels

Jean-Claude Juncker, left, the early favourite to succeed EC president José Manuel Barroso, centre, is bitterly opposed by the UK’s David Cameron, right

Jean-Claude Juncker, left, the early favourite to succeed EC president José Manuel Barroso, centre, is bitterly opposed by the UK’s David Cameron, right

“People only accept change in necessity and see necessity only in crisis.” These were the words of Jean Monnet, chief architect of European integration. Thirty-five years after his death, this guiding principle still applies to European policymaking.

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