Germany: Juncker awarded Freedom Press Award

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker was awarded Freedom Press Award by Weimer Media Group in Tegernsee on Friday.

Speaking at the Ludwig Erhard Summit, Juncker said "without media freedom, without press freedom, there will be no democracy. They belong together."

The 64-year-old EU President has maintained the unity of Europe in the spirit of solidarity and humanism in times of rising populism, refugee crisis and Brexit, according to the jury.

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