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Ever seen a surgeon admit to squeamishness, or a pilot confess to vertigo?

The European Commission’s daily press briefing witnessed a disarming moment of candour today, as one of the institution’s spokesfolks conceded to her own failings.

Noting how press coverage of tax matters had been ‘confused’, a spokesman for taxation commissioner László Kovács admitted “maybe I’m not a good communicator” (d’ye think that came up in her job interview?).

Then, as if to prove her point, she responded to a question about the danger her commissioner might run out of time in his mandate to table a proposal on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base:

“There is dangers for everything in this life, but also there is no dangers at the same time,” she clarified. “We try our best.”

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