These are disturbing pictures showing EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.
The 63-year-old seemed to have suffered badly during the joint dinner of the Head of State and Government in Brussels. He wobbled and had to be partially supported.
At times, the EU Commission President made an unlucky appearance at the NATO Summit in Brussels. Pictures of the joint dinner of the heads of state and government on Wednesday show the 63-year-old wavering. He had to rely while walking on several state guests.
His office said on Thursday, “It would not be appropriate to publicly discuss any health issues.” On the internet, however, a video from the scene caused a lot of attention.
Juncker has publicly referred to his sciatica complaints in the past. So far, he has been supported on previous public occasions when climbing stairs. A few hours after the incident, Juncker resumed the program of the NATO summit on Thursday morning as planned.
Juncker had already rejected any doubts about his suitability for the post of EU Commission President in 2014. According to Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Juncker is “a stout smoker and drinker,” he said at the time that he had no alcohol problem.
However, the incident at the NATO summit in Brussels is not an isolated incident.
Again and again bizarre performances of the politician in the network caused speculation. During the “EU-Eastern Partnership Summit” in Riga in May 2015, Juncker greeted the EU heads of state on shaky legs, distributed slaps and welcomed the Hungarian head of government with the words “The dictator is coming”.
Of the hundreds of comments accompanying this article, I would just like to enclose one that I liked most of all: “And this drunken sack and his cronies should be a role model for us? The Financial Criminal Union is definitely over, and that’s a good thing”.
And I would have answered: “Yes! the EU with its incompetent masters is at the end.
But unfortunately such types decide still the fate of billions of animals in this continent”.
Best Regards to all, Venus
See the video footage via this link – https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/chicken-killed-polish-poultry-farm-undercover-footage-animal-cruelty-a8405116.html
The film shows one worker bashing the tiny birds to death on a metal rail before throwing their bodies into buckets.
It also reveals staff picking up large numbers of dead or rotting animals from the floor of the huge facility in the western county of Strzelce-Drezdenko.
Poland is Europe’s biggest producer of poultry meat and exports around 65,000 tonnes to the UK every year.
Animal protection organisation Open Cages said the crowded and filthy conditions on the broiler farm were similar to those in this country.
“The only difference is the level of cruelty and violence shown in the video which we have not seen so far in the UK,” said spokeswoman Kirsty Henderson.
Open Cages has been unable to confirm whether any chicken from the farm reaches the UK.
The video was filmed over six weeks by a farm worker, “Adam”, using a hidden camera.
He recorded an employee demonstrating how to kill chicks who were either too sick or too slow to grow, grabbing them and smashing their skulls against a metal rail.
One of the animals killed was a three-legged chicken. Another was blind.
The employee was recorded explaining: “Just like Hitler with Auschwitz, you do the same here.”
“What I documented on this farm illustrates the daily aspects of cruelty related to chicken farming the world over such as overstocking, bone fractures, heart failure and animals who have grown so fast they can’t walk,” said Adam.
“It also illustrates what we deem to be illegal animal abuse like inhumane slaughter and the throwing and stepping on of animals.
“The cruelty I witnessed will stay with me forever.”