During a visit to Brussels, Lower Austria’s governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner calls for unity and determination in Europe – and honors ex-Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

Lower Austria is always self-confident, so it was not surprising that the delegation from St. Pölten, which was not exactly huge, traveled through Brussels from appointment to appointment in a powerful coach. The program included talks in the EU Parliament and in the Commission. Of course, it was about the most pressing issue in Europe at the moment, the energy crisis. Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner called for unity and determination, as well as rapid action on the planned decoupling of electricity and gas prices. The head of state also had the Alois Mock Prize in her luggage. She presented it together with State Councilor Martin Eichtinger to ex-EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Actually, the Luxembourger should have received the honor earlier, but then Burgenland intervened with an award. Two local regional awards in quick succession were too much even for the self-confessed Austria fan. As self-confident as a real Lower Austrian, Juncker said: “I deserve the award.”

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