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By Euronews  with http://www.politico.eu/article/junckers-crippling-pain/ http://blogs.wsj.c
Juncker "in perfect health"

<p>The European Commission has been forced to deny rumours that its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is unwell and often absent from work. </p> <p><a href="http://www.politico.eu/article/junckers-crippling-pain/">In a recent interview with Politico</a> published Monday (April 20), Juncker admitted that his health is “very, very bad” but commission spokesperson Margaritis Schinas, talking to reporters on Tuesday (April 21), stressed that it is a short-term condition due to kidney stones. </p> <p>“President Juncker is in perfect health. He has this issue of kidney stones for which he received outpatient care. He works five days a week, he has seen 64 heads of state here in Berlaymont…he has been to all parliament plenaries, he has seen and done everything that is expected from a European Commission president.”</p> <p>Juncker’s ill health first came to light in March when he was forced to cancel a trip to Ukraine in order to receive treatment to break down the calcium deposits. </p> <p><a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/brussels/2015/04/20/for-some-eu-commissioners-theres-no-place-like-home/">The Wall St Journal, meanwhile, reports</a> that since taking office in November, Juncker has only spent six weeks out of 24 in Brussels. </p> <p>Juncker says he works five days a week in the European capital and goes home for weekends. But a new office being fitted out in his native Luxembourg and rumours that he is delegating work to colleagues, has led to speculation that he will spend more time at home. </p> <p>Juncker was in Vienna on Tuesday (April 21) for a meeting with the Austrian Chancellor.</p>