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Digital & Media 14-12-2018

Some EU leaders are the ‘origin of fake news’, says Juncker

Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker condemned Hungary's leader Viktor Orbán on Friday (14 December), accusing him of spreading fake news in relation to the UK's decision to withdraw from the EU. The comments came as EU leaders banded together to combat the spread of disinformation in the run up to the 2019 European elections.
English language 18-09-2018

Juncker: We are not ‘under the rule’ of English

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made a point of delivering his plenary speech at the Three Seas Initiative forum in Bucharest in French, bucking the trend of other world leaders attending the event on Tuesday (September 18).
Cybersecurity 12-09-2018

Juncker goes to war against disinformation and online terrorist content

The European Commission is set to pursue a crackdown on the spread of online terrorist content and disinformation, its president Jean-Claude Junker announced in his State of the Union address on Wednesday (12 September). 
Politics 31-08-2018

Stop the Clocks: EU to scrap daylight saving time

Daylight saving time across Europe will soon be a thing of the past, European Commission president Jean Claude-Junker announced on Friday (31), citing the 'will of the people' expressed in a recent survey.
Euro & Finance 23-08-2012

Greece warned that delaying reforms ‘is not an option’

While Eurogroup chief Jean-Claude Juncker expressed support to Greece's conservative government yesterday (22 August), the Netherlands rebuked Greek pleas that more time should be allowed for the country’s painful reforms.
Euro & Finance 19-01-2010

Eurozone ministers confident on Greece’s recovery

The euro zone's top official gave a vote of confidence on Monday (18 January) that Greece would pull itself out of a debt crisis and called for better coordination of their economies.
Euro & Finance 07-12-2009

Juncker’s Eurogroup bid under attack

Italy is refusing to give up its bid for the presidency of the Eurogroup and is challenging the informally announced re-appointment of Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to the job, EURACTIV has learned. The battle could also involve the appointment of the new president of the European Central Bank.
Euro & Finance 02-12-2009

Juncker to head euro zone for a new term

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker looks set to be re-elected next month as chairman of eurozone finance ministers for a term of two-and-a-half years, officials said on Tuesday (1 December). 
Development Policy 19-06-2008

Juncker blames EU leaders for ‘speaking badly’ of Europe

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker has accused EU leaders of tarnishing the EU image in their countries, blaming them for the negative results in EU referenda.
EU Priorities 2020 07-05-2008

Sarkozy drops Blair as ‘Mr. Europe’ favourite

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has changed his mind over who should be the first ever permanent President of the European Council, according to press reports.
Euro & Finance 13-09-2004

Juncker becomes EU’s first ‘Mr Euro’

Eurozone finance ministers have named Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker as the first 'Mr. Euro', a job intended to give the 12 countries using the common currency a single, stronger voice.