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Jean-Claude Juncker: President of the European Commission
Jean-Claude Juncker is a Luxembourg politician, who served as President of the European Commission from 2014 to 2019 and as the 23rd Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013. He was also the Minister for Finances from 1989 to 2009.

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'I'll miss Juncker's kisses,' Britain's departing EU Commissioner says

On his final day in the office, Britain's commissioner to the European Union said he would miss the occasional kiss from his boss Jean-Claude Juncker.
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EU Commission head Juncker to undergo aneurysm surgery on Nov 11

Jean-Claude Juncker, the outgoing head of the European Union's executive Commission, is to undergo aneurysm surgery on Nov 11, the Commission said on Thursday.
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EU's Juncker brands Brexit a 'waste of time and energy'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday that Brexit has been a "waste of time and energy", and it has irked him that he could not have spent more of his five-year mandate on..
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First London, then Europe to vote on Brexit deal: EU's Juncker

The European Parliament can only clear the new exit agreement reached with London once the British parliament has ratified it, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.
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EU's Juncker says blocking membership for North Macedonia and Albania 'a historic error'

The European Union's failure to agree on starting talks with North Macedonia and Albania was "a historic error", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Friday.
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Brexit deal clinched in Brussels, Johnson still needs backing at home

Britain clinched a Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said, just a few hours before the start of a summit of the bloc's leaders in..
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EU's Juncker says Brexit deal agreed

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain and the European Union agreed a new Brexit deal.
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EU's Juncker, Johnson have spoken on Brexit: EU Commission

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have talked on the eve of an EU summit set to be dominated by Brexit.
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UK's Johnson will speak to EU leaders on Brexit deal by end of Monday: Sunday Times

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by the end of Monday in an..
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EU's Juncker urges Turkey to halt military operation in Syria

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday called Turkey to show restraint and stop its military operation in northeast Syria.
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Irish PM spoke to Presidents Juncker and Tusk on Thursday

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar spoke to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday afternoon.
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Problems in Britain's latest Brexit proposal: EU's Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday pointed to a number of problematic issues in Britain's latest Brexit proposal, saying that more discussions were needed.
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UK's Johnson speaks to Merkel, Varadkar and Juncker on new Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke on Wednesday to Germany's Angela Merkel, Ireland's Leo Varadkar and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, to discuss his new proposals on..
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EU's Juncker says Britain will be responsible if no Brexit deal

Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said he and the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were doing all they could to get a Brexit deal, and if they failed..
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EU's Juncker says he is convinced Brexit will happen: Sky

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he is convinced Brexit will happen, reiterating that if Britain left the European Union without a deal there would be a new border between Northern..
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Risk of no-deal Brexit 'very real': Juncker

A deal to ensure a smooth British exit from the European Union is still possible, but the risk of a no-deal is also "very real", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday.
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UK PM Johnson says Brexit deal 'not in the bag' but can see rough shape of it

There is the good shape of a Brexit deal but it is not necessarily "in the bag", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday following a meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude..
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EU's Juncker to PM Johnson: Britain must make proposals to replace backstop

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday he must present workable proposals to replace the Brexit backstop in their stalled divorce deal,..
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British PM 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks with EU's Juncker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was feeling "cautious" as he went into talks on a Brexit deal with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, as rhetoric from both men over the..
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Johnson 'cautious' ahead of Brexit talks in Luxembourg

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, asked if he was feeling optimistic ahead of Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday, told reporters he was..
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Johnson to explore Brexit deal with Juncker over lunch of snails, salmon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will explore his chances of securing a Brexit deal over lunch with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday, after weekend rhetoric from both..
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UK PM Johnson says 'rough shape' exists for Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there was "the rough shape of a deal to be done" over Brexit, as he prepared to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a renewed..
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UK PM Johnson to hold Brexit talks with EU's Juncker on Monday: Downing Street

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday to discuss Brexit, Johnson's office said on Friday.
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UK's Johnson tells Juncker no Brexit deal if backstop remains

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker by phone on Tuesday that there was no prospect of a Brexit deal unless the Irish border backstop was..
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Juncker tells Johnson EU support for Ireland is steadfast

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Boris Johnson on Tuesday he would look at any concrete proposals the British prime minister had on the Northern Irish backstop but underlined that the..
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EU's Juncker, UK PM Johnson to hold phone call on Tuesday

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will speak on the phone on Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Juncker said.
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EU's Juncker to miss G7 summit after surgery: spokeswoman

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will miss the G7 summit in France later this week following surgery to remove his gallbladder, a spokeswoman said on Monday.
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EU's Juncker cuts holiday short for urgent surgery: statement

The outgoing head of the European Union's executive, Jean-Claude Juncker of the European Commission, has cut short a holiday to undergo urgent surgery, his press team said in a statement on Saturday.
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EU's Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude..
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EU parliament chief urges Juncker to help migrants aboard Spanish ship

The European Commission should help 121 migrants who have spent a week aboard a Spanish rescue boat to find refuge, European Parliament speaker David Sassoli said in a letter on Thursday to the EU..
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EU's Juncker told Britain's Johnson existing withdrawal deal is only possible one

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told new British Prime Boris Johnson that a divorce deal agreed by his predecessor last November was the best and the only deal with the European..
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British PM to speak with EU's Juncker amid push to break Brexit deadlock

New British Prime Boris Johnson will speak by telephone with the European Union's chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday afternoon at 15.45 GMT, an EU spokeswoman said, as he vowed to seek..
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Most Social Democrats to back von der Leyen as commission president: party sources

Two-thirds of the European Parliament's Social Democratic members will vote in favor of Ursula von der Leyen's appointment to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, party..
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Top EU officials visit Kiev, pledge more aid for war-torn east Ukraine

European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker pledged support and financial assistance to conflict-riven Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday while urging Russia to do more to bring..
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Naming of von der Leyen as EU executive chief not transparent: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the process to appoint his successor, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen, was not transparent and marked an unwelcome break with the practice of..
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Ireland's Varadkar confident of Brexit solidarity from next Commission chief

Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar said he was confident the nominee to lead the European Commission, Germany's Ursula von den Leyen, would show the same solidarity with Ireland over Brexit as its..
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Italy's Conte says deal on EU jobs still looks difficult

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday it was difficult to say if EU leaders would reach an agreement on a candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president.
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Macron says he would back Merkel if she runs for EU leadership

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she were to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission.
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New UK PM will not change Brexit deal: EU's Juncker

The stalled EU-UK divorce treaty will not change with the arrival of a new prime minister in London, the outgoing head of the European Union's executive said on Tuesday.
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EU chief executive to meet Trump advisor Kushner

U.S. President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner will meet with the European Union's chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels.
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Brexit Talks 'Deadlocked' Ahead of Crucial Vote on Deal

brexit talks 'deadlocked' ahead of crucial vote on deal
by Stephanie Boyd - Theresa May’s attempts to arrange a deal between the UK and the European Union with regard to Brexit have been well-publicized. However, with the proposed deadline looming..
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