Juncker to miss G7 summit after emergency surgery – EU chief hands power to Macron & Tusk
The European Commission President was forced to cut his holiday short and was taken back to his native Luxembourg for a procedure related to his gallbladder. Mr Juncker will not send a replacement to the gathering of influential world leaders in the French resort of Biarritz. Instead, he will discuss plans with French President Emmanuel Macron and European Council President Donald Tusk over the telephone from his hospital bed.
A European Commission spokeswoman said: “President Juncker had to shorten his holidays in Austria for medical reasons.
“His doctors have specified he should not travel this time and we are therefore able to confirm he will not be able to attend this weekend’s G7 meeting.