German objections from the CDU for the Cypriot presidency

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"The dog in charge of sausage stocks"

The Republic of Cyprus should not be allowed to hold the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, due to its recourse to the European support mechanisms, suggests the head of the Economic Council of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Kurt Lauk μηχαν  

Distances are taken by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In a statement, Mr. Luke referred to the "European paradox" when, as he put it, "the dog is in charge of the stock of sausages" and called for a ban on countries that have joined the financial support program to practice rotation. presidency of the European Union, establishing as a criterion "not the size, but the credibility of each country".

The Christian Democrat politician wonders "how can Cyprus take on this role" and considers it "unacceptable for the other member states to accept the presidency of a country that has resorted to the rescue mechanism". "By what authority can Cyprus give a credible impetus to the stabilization effort," he said. "We will never be able to cure Europe if the President is lying in the intensive care unit with a highly contagious disease."

The German Foreign Ministry, however, clarified that Cyprus, "during its six-month presidency, will have the duty to take action in the interests of the European Union and its members, like any country that has held the presidency of the Council of the European Union. Union ".