Juncker’s cabinet chief Martin Selmayr slams the ”gossiping” commissioners and Politico – ”The brutal guy in this house is the president”
The powerful and feared cabinet chief speaks out on the working style of the European Commission boss. Jean-Claude Juncker calls some commissioners boring – ”walking sleeping pills.” He also takes leak-prone commissioners for a ride with his ”indirect press conferences” in the college meetings, Selmayr says.
Martin Selmayr is the head of cabinet of the president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.
A year ago, as I was preparing for my new assignment as the EU correspondent for the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, I was asking many experts the same question: ”Who are the people with most power in Brussels?”
Almost always, the answers included the name of Martin Selmayr.
”Martin who?” I had to ask, embarrassingly, when I first heard this.