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Economy & Jobs 29-10-2014

Barroso says ‘adeus’ after 10 years

He has been the longest-serving EU leader. After 10 years in office, outgoing European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso gave his last press conference in Brussels on Wednesday.
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03-09-2014

Belgium keeps Juncker waiting

Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker started interviewing candidates for commissioners on Tuesday, after all member states except Belgium presented their candidacies. Belgium is expected to do so on 4 September, though the Commission has not confirmed the date.
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EU Priorities 2020 09-07-2014

Juncker to eurosceptics: I’m no federalist

Designated European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to appoint a socialist as Economics Commissioner.
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Brexit 30-06-2014

Cameron defeated as EU nominates Juncker Commission President

“I can announce you the European Council has just adopted a decision to propose Mr Jean-Claude Juncker to the European parliament as Commission President”.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

Cameron on Juncker’s nomination: Today was a bad day for Europe

Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that 'it was a bad day for Europe'. 'This has reconfirmed my opinion that Europe needs to change', Cameron added.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

Merkel defends Juncker’s nomination

Speaking in a press conference after EU leaders proposed Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday the European Council's decision of nomination EPP's Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President. “He has broad European experience and he is willing to accommodate national and EU demands”, Merkel said.
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Brexit 27-06-2014

EU nominates Juncker as Commission President

On Friday, EU leaders nominated former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission despite strong opposition from the UK and Hungary.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Thorning-Schmidt: Juncker is an experienced politician

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that Jean-Claude Juncker is an 'experienced politician'.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Reinfeldt: Cameron and the British people also have friends inside the EU

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said that Sweden is ready to back Jean-Claude Juncker as Commission President.
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EU Priorities 2020 27-06-2014

Cameron: Juncker’s election as Commission president is “profoundly wrong”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, British Prime Minister David Cameron said that Jean0Claude Juncker is \the wrong person' to become the next Commission President. “Jean-Claude Juncker has been at the heart of the project to increase the power of Brussels and reduce the power of nation states.” Cameron added.
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Global Europe 27-06-2014

Stubb: “People in the UK need to wake up and smell the coffee”

Speaking ahead of a European Council meeting in Brussels on Friday, new Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said that the potential election of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next Commission President against the UK's will is not going to push Britain 'closer to leaving the EU'.
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26-06-2014

Schulz: Cameron’s political behaviour is not normal

Speaking before an S&D meeting ahead of the European Council Summit, former European Parliament President Martin Schulz said that UK's Prime Minister David Cameron must decide if 'he wants to be marginalised or involved” in the EU.
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EU Elections 2014 19-06-2014

To be or not to be a European Commissioner

That's the question. It Sounds like an important position. But what exactly is the role of a Commissioner? And who appoints them and how? A picture is worth 1000 words!
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EU Priorities 2020 18-06-2014

Schulz: I want to become Commission vice-president

Stepping down as President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz was elected on Wednesday group leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the Chamber.
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28-05-2014

Schulz resigns as European Parliament President

Martin Schulz announced his resignation as European Parliament President on Wednesday, as he hopes to become chair of the S&D group to lead the negotiations with the EP political groups on the new Commission formation.
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28-05-2014

EU leaders fail to support Juncker as Commission president

EU leaders gave Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday a mandate to start consultations on who could be the next president of the European Commission.
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27-05-2014

Orban: No automatic connection between the outcome of the election and the nomination

On his arrival at the European Council building in Brussels on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said that there should not be an 'automatic connection between the outcome of the election and the nomination'.
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25-05-2014

Lagarde or Lamy likely next Commission President, analyst says

In an exclusive interview with EURACTIV's senior editor Georgi Gotev, Center for European Studies Research Fellow Marco Incerti gave his opinion on who will be the next European Commission president and commented on the latest projections of the EU election results.
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23-04-2014

Commission reacts to Van Rompuy’s election anger

European Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd commented on Tuesday on the clash between European Council president Herman Van Rompuy's and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso over the procedure to appoint the next Commission President following the EU elections.
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06-03-2014

Juncker speaks about his candidancy for EU’s top job

As the EPP’s electoral congress in Dublin gains pace, Jean-Claude Juncker is the favourite to become the party’s candidate for the EU Commission presidency. 'I want this job because I was becoming increasingly angry that the European Union appears to be divided in two parts, the so-called virtuous countries and the weaker countries. We had enough walls in Europe. I'm against this division between big and small member states.' Juncker said.

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