Jean-Claude Juncker said that ritual slaughter of animals should be permitted in the European Union despite his personal reservations.

Speaking in an interview on Euronews, the European Commission president gave his opinions on key issues affecting Muslims living in Europe.

Following the recent Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, or Feast of the Sacrifice, Belgian YouTube star Abdel en Vrai asked Juncker about conflicting rules on ritual slaughter.

Despite EU law authorizing religious communities to practice freedom of worship, including ritual slaughters where animals are killed without being stunned first, he said Muslims in Belgium were unable to do so this year.

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