Jean Claude Juncker used private jets for almost half of his official visits this year, with one overnight trip costing £32,000, despite EU laws banning 'air taxis' unless there are no other flights | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Jean Claude Juncker used private jets for almost half of his official visits this year, with one overnight trip costing £32,000, despite EU laws banning 'air taxis' unless there are no other flights

Jean-Claude Juncker used private jets for nearly half his worldwide 'missions' this year, official figures reveal.

These 'air taxis' should only be used when no suitable commercial flights can be found, according to EU Commission rules.

But Mr Juncker chartered private jets for 21 out of 43 official trips between January and November, racking up a bill that is likely to run into hundreds of thousands of pounds, a Daily Mail analysis reveals.

The revelation sparked calls last night for the EU Commission president to be investigated over his allegedly 'excessive' use of private flights, which are funded by EU taxpayers.

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