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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.
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.
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Defence policy 09-03-2015

Commission quizzed over EU army

The European Commission today (9 March) fielded questions after the executive's president, Jean-Claude Juncker said an EU army would eventually be needed for the bloc to be taken seriously.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

Schulz and Juncker’s not-so-social dialogue

The bid to give new impetus to Europe’s social dialogue launched by the Commission on Thursday (5 March) was book-ended by with some less than sociable to-and-fro between Parliament President Martin Schulz and his Commission counterpart Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Economy & Jobs 06-03-2015

“We need a European social dialogue,” Schulz says

"If we want a social market economy in Europe, we need a European - I repeat - a European social dialogue," said European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Thursday during a high level conference on social dialogue in Brussels.

Markkula: Juncker Plan should change the mentality of Europe

In an interview with EURACTIV's Jeremy Fleming, Markku Markkula talked about his new role as president of the Committee of the Regions and the importance of the regional input on the Juncker plan.
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EU Priorities 2020 31-10-2014

Commission’s spokespeople say goodbye

The European Commission's team of spokespeople said ‘goodbye’ to the Brussels press on Friday, as a revamped service working for the Juncker Commission will start on Monday.