“I'm not a big social media user, I don't have the time,” admitted the President. But with a bit of help from Debating Europe and Euronews he took questions in a variety of backdrops, including their apartments. And he had a clear message for European youth. “In dealing with the outside world we have to be able to act not just as an economic power, but also to transmit European values.”
He also shared his views on gay marriage. “Why should states prohibit people from loving one another or coming together? I've never understood that.”
Last up was Łukasz — who flipped it round and asked President Juncker what he knew about his TV channel 20m2 — broadcast entirely from his small flat in Warsaw and filmed on his phone. He also asked what young Europeans could do to have more influence. “By taking the floor. By being more vocal. By being critical,” Juncker replied. “If you respect someone you discuss with them.”
It was great to see that discussion taking place today. And the participants definitely had a great time — this GIF says it all! Łukasz got the famous kiss Juncker uses to greet heads of state at meetings in Brussels. Danke!