Juncker worried by German stance towards EU - report

Luxembourg's Prime Minister and Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker arrives to testify before the European Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs in Brussels November 8, 2010. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BERLIN (Reuters) - Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker is worried that Germany is slowly losing sight of the European common good, he said in a newspaper interview published on Thursday.

“I am neither worried about the survival of the euro nor about the survival of the European Union,” Juncker told Germany’s Rheinischer Merkur newspaper, adding that he was nonetheless concerned about the future development of the EU.

“I am however concerned that in Germany, the federal (government) and local authorities are slowly losing sight of the European common good,” he added.

Reporting by Paul Carrel and Annika Breidthardt