Report after report filters through of Mr Junkers and his drunken antics. Dipstick excuses for it, “medical condition”, “shoes too big” etc are not worth bothering with. It stands, the man has a serious alcohol problem. Which happens a lot.
The puzzle is why he remains in office. The problem is obvious and I would think as an employer the EU owes him a duty of care. Whether this is rehab and retirement or just retirement and a managed route to death, or even some other treatment, a treatment is needed. The problem should be addressed.
It speaks very poorly of the EU that it lacks the compassion and the resources to help Mr Junkers, just as, sadly, it speaks very poorly of Mr Junkers to beclown the institution he has given his life to.
Yet again: all political careers end in failure.