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LuxLeaks: Juncker answers critics

Jean-Claude Juncker, the new European Commission President, denied any wrongdoing as Prime Minister of Luxembourg on Wednesday, as he tried to weather a storm of criticism that he helped turn the tiny Grand Duchy into a haven for corporate tax evaders. “I am politically responsible for what happened in each and every corner and quarter (of Luxembourg),” Juncker, who served as Prime Minister from 1995 to 2013, told reporters in a surprise appearance at a daily briefing of the European Commission in Brussels. However, the 59-year-old sought to deflect critics, saying the mounting tax scandal exposed the inherent…