This week’s virtual fisticuffs between European Council President Donald Tusk and his counterpart from across the road — the European Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker — over how the EU handles Russian President Vladimir Putin is the latest of many fights between Brussels’ most famous high-level sparring partners.
Here’s a few of the bloodiest:
Juncker had already come in for criticism from the U.K. for congratulating Putin on his reelection when Tusk weighed in on Wednesday, saying: “After the Salisbury attack I’m not in the mood to celebrate President Putin’s reappointment.”
It’s not the first time Juncker has been much warmer than Tusk toward Putin. …read more
Source: European Voice