I think it’s been fairly common knowledge for a while that he’s got a huge problem with alcohol.
He should be persuaded (in the Cosa Nostra sense of the word) to step down so he can either seek help he so clearly needs or continue the descent into full-blown alcoholism/organ failure/death behind closed doors, because nobody in his position should be behaving like that in public and neither does it paint his “enablers” – i.e. those around him trying to bluff for the cameras – in a good light.
I googled this a bit and a brilliant article came up on Telegraph
<span class=”m_first-letter m_first-letter–flagged”>T</span>he controversial head of the European Commission has denied that he has a problem with alcohol during an interview in which he drank four glasses of champagne.