The EU Commission President has repeatedly blamed his eccentric behaviour and unsteady walk on sciatica and definitely not having a problem with alcohol.
“Yeah, OK I’ve slapped the odd politician and pinched a few arses but they know what I’m like when I’ve had a few, and the press keep on saying I’ve got a problem.”, he stated.
The row erupted after a spokesman for the EU Health and Food Safety Directorate announced plans to introduce a recommended minimum daily intake of alcohol for all EU citizens.
Under the proposals the minimum daily intake of alcohol will be 22 units for men, 15 units for women and 2.5 units for pets and children.
When quizzed by journalists, the spokesman explained how they arrived at those levels.
“Basically, we looked the average number of units consumed during a lunchtime meeting of the Council of the European Union.”
The proposal comes following the recent publication of alcohol studies in some medical journals.
Last year the University of Washington School of Medicine published a study that concluded that there is no safe level of alcohol.
When asked to comment on the study, Mr Juncker stated that he had not read the study but hoped people would adopt a safe level of drinking.
When pressed on what he considered a ‘safe level’, Mr Juncker stated: “For me the 22 units feels safe. If you start beating your wife, having risky sex and keep losing your car then you should probably cut it down a bit.”