About: Jean-Claude Juncker

Future EU 11-09-2018

State of the Union 2018: As it happened

On Wednesday morning (12 September), Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his final State of the Union address to this European Parliament. Check EURACTIV's coverage on how the speech went down and how everyone is reacting to it.
Margaritis Schinas
23-10-2017

Commission: Some people undermine our Brexit negotiating position

Margaritis Schinas, the Commission chief spokesperson, today (23 October) refuted publication according to which Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that UK Prime Minister Theresa May looked “despondent” and “looked like someone who can’t sleep a wink”.
Brexit 16-10-2017

Macabre Juncker speaks of Brexit and autopsy

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was asked today (16 October), as he faced the press together with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, what is expected from his meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to be held this evening.
EU Priorities 2020 15-09-2017

Tweets of the Week: A State of the Union special

This EU Tweets of the Week is a State of the Union special. We’ve got the hails and fails, wails and… sails?
Future EU 13-09-2017

State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
EU Priorities 2020 13-09-2017

Juncker’s full 2017 State of the Union speech

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s annual State of the Union speech covered what the EU achieved last year and where the bloc is heading.
Tweets of the Week, Episode 10
Politics 07-07-2017

Tweets of the Week: Juncker’s outburst, EP single seat debate, and the EU Japan trade deal

At the Parliament Juncker’s hysterical, the single seat debate is just terrible, and that Japan-EU trade deal looks bearable.
Politics 04-07-2017

Juncker: ‘The European Parliament is ridiculous. Very ridiculous’

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker got angry today (4 July) at the European Parliament plenary session reviewing the Maltese Presidency. Seeing the hemicycle almost empty, he called the parliament “ridiculous”.
Brexit 01-03-2017

EU post-Brexit: Juncker on the elephant in the room

The Union after Brexit: how could Jean-Claude Juncker avoid it? Unsurprisingly, the Commission chief emphasised the importance of unity and of reestablishing the original objectives of peace and prosperity on which the EU was built.
Nigel Farage
Future EU 14-09-2016

Brexit battlers Farage and Verhofstadt butt heads at State of the Union speech

The European Parliament's Brexit point man Guy Verhofstadt today (14 September) clashed with UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the debate after Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker's State of the Union speech.
Future EU 14-09-2016

Video: Juncker’s full 2016 ‘State of the Union’ address

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual "State of the European Union" address in the European Parliament at 9.00am in Strasbourg this morning (14 Wednesday). Watch the full video here.
Politics 12-09-2016

Juncker forces Barroso to face humiliating security checks in Brussels

José Manuel Barroso will face humiliating security checks after Jean-Claude Juncker, his successor as European Commission President,  stripped him of the privileges traditionally offered to visiting dignitaries in Brussels.
Economy & Jobs 29-08-2016

TTIP deal alive and well, insists Commission

The European Commission today (29 August) insisted that it stood ready to finalise TTIP by the end of the year, after a leading German minister said the EU-US trade deal was dead in the water.
Jean-Claude Juncker
Brexit 05-07-2016

Juncker: ‘Patriots don’t resign when things get difficult – they stay’

“I could understand that the remain camp needs weeks to reflect but I don’t understand that the Brexit camp needs months before knowing what to do,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday (5 July) in Strasbourg.
Nogel Farage
Global Europe 28-06-2016

Juncker vs. Farage: The final battle

“I’m surprised that you are here. You were fighting for the exit. The British people voted for the exit. Why are you here?” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday in Strasbourg.
Juncker: EU is ready to launch negotiations swiftly with UK
Brexit 24-06-2016

Juncker: EU is ready to launch negotiations swiftly with UK

European President Jean-Claude Juncker gave a joint statement to the press on Friday morning (24 June), representing the European Commission, European Parliament, European Council, and Council of the EU on the British referendum on membership of the EU.
Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker after Brussels terror attacks: ‘We need a Security Union’

“We feel we need a Capital Market Union, Energy Union, Economic and Monetary Union but we also think we need security union”, stressed Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday (23 March), after terrorist attacks killed 31 and left over 200 injured on Tuesday (22 March) in Brussels.
Minute of silenece for victims of Brussels attacks

Commission, Belgian PM, and King hold a minute of silence for Brussels terror victims

Belgium’s King Philippe, together with his wife, joined European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, and Prime Minister Charles Michel, on Wednesday (23 March) at Berlaymont, to observe a minute of silence for the victims of Tuesday's terrorist attacks (22 March).
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EU Priorities 2020 18-12-2015

EPP Summit 17 December 2015

The European People’s Party (EPP) heads of state and government and opposition leaders met in Brussels on 17 December to prepare the agenda of the European Council Summit.
EU Priorities 2020 30-10-2015

Juncker’s Commission on first anniversary: ‘All building blocks in place’

“We have set ourselves a sharper focus in policy. We have identified 10 strategic priorities,” European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas said, after EURACTIV asked the Juncker Commission to review its first year in office. “We have good reasons to believe the main building blocks for each of these work streams are there,” Schinas added.

Commission on refugee crisis: ‘We need a single European coordinated response’

“This is a major crisis that shapes how the EU reacts. This crisis cannot be dealt through a series of national responses. We need a single European coordinated response, and we are working 24/7 to make this happen,” said European Commission spokesperson Margaritas Schinas.

MEPs debate migrant crisis after Juncker’s State of the Union address

On Wednesday (9 September), MEPs held a heated debate on how to tackle the refugee crisis in Europe after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his first ever State of the Union Speech in Strasbourg.

Juncker calls for the redistribution of 160,000 refugees

“160,000 is the number of refugees Europe should take in its arms,” European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said during his first ever State of the Union speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday (9 September).
Global Europe 20-07-2015

Kurlemann: Like Delors, Juncker has a sense of history

Jan Kurlemann, a long-serving retired official from the European Parliament who knew Jacques Delors well, compares the former Commission president with the current holder of the office, Jean-Claude Juncker.