European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called his handling of the 2014 Lux Leaks one of the two biggest mistakes of his five-year term.
Speaking before a meeting of European leaders in Romania, Juncker, who previously served as prime minister of low-tax microstate Luxembourg for almost twenty years, said he was wrong not to have acted sooner.
“I should have responded immediately,” Juncker said, qualifying his reaction to the Lux Leaks scandal as a “personal” error. “That was a major mistake that I took too much time to respond to that.”
The second error was staying silent during the 2016 Brexit referendum, Juncker said.