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Latest update : 2016-05-09

French politician Joly attacks ‘wolf’ Juncker

FRANCE 24 speaks to prominent Green MEP Eva Joly. The Franco-Norwegian was an investigating magistrate in several financial scandals in France in the 1990s. She has published a book in which she is highly critical of EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

In her new book "Le loup dans la bergerie" ("The wolf in the sheep pen"), Green MEP Eva Joly takes aim at European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who was prime minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013.

"Luxembourg’s model of development is based on stealing tax revenue from other countries", she alleges. "Everything we know about Jean-Claude Juncker tells us that he is the man of the finance industry and the multinationals."

Joly also condemns the trial of the "LuxLeaks" whistleblowers who revealed the country's tax avoidance system. "We [the Greens] think that this trial is indecent. The people who take care of the public interest are the accused. And the victims are those who should be in the box. This is the world upside down. I really hope that Antoine Deltour and Edouard Perrin will not be convicted, or will have a very symbolic fine. We want a new European directive to protect whistleblowers," she tells FRANCE 24's Armen Georgian.

Click on the player above to watch FRANCE 24’s full interview with Eva Joly.



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