Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, has
admitted that he does not own a smartphone.
Full story: <http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40459504>
"I shouldn't say, but I have to say it - I still don't have a
smartphone," the 62-year-old told a news conference.
The light-hearted confession came as he helped launch the EU presidency
of digital-savvy Estonia.
Mr Juncker joked that the country's Prime Minister Juri Ratas had "sent
me, like in the 19th Century, a postcard inviting me to Tallinn".
According to EU sources, Mr Juncker's telephone of choice is an old
The EU chief is a former prime minister of Luxembourg, but said that
with such technophobic tendencies, he "couldn't become prime minister of
Estonia; this would be totally impossible".
Estonia is one of the world's most digitally-connected countries, and
was the first to introduce online voting.
It hopes to push digital issues as part of its six-month stint as
president of the EU, which begins on Saturday.
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