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Belgium: Juncker disrupts his own presser with ringing phone, confuses his wife with Merkel01:01

Belgium: Juncker disrupts his own presser with ringing phone, confuses his wife with Merkel

Belgium, Brussels
July 27, 2017 at 16:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker made a double faux pas during an EU Commission press conference in Brussels on Thursday, as he not only forgot to turn his phone off, but also confused his wife with the caller, who as it turned out, was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Juncker apologised to his fellow politicians and journalists as he pulled a ringing phone from his pocket, explaining that it was his wife.

"That's my wife. Sorry. No - it was Mrs Merkel", he corrected himself, as laughter erupted from journalists in the conference room.

Juncker was wrapping up his press statement in a joint press conference with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, when he was caught off guard.

According to officials, Juncker still relies on an old Nokia phone.

Belgium: Juncker disrupts his own presser with ringing phone, confuses his wife with Merkel01:01
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President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker made a double faux pas during an EU Commission press conference in Brussels on Thursday, as he not only forgot to turn his phone off, but also confused his wife with the caller, who as it turned out, was German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Juncker apologised to his fellow politicians and journalists as he pulled a ringing phone from his pocket, explaining that it was his wife.

"That's my wife. Sorry. No - it was Mrs Merkel", he corrected himself, as laughter erupted from journalists in the conference room.

Juncker was wrapping up his press statement in a joint press conference with Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico, when he was caught off guard.

According to officials, Juncker still relies on an old Nokia phone.

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