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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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As Juncker bids farewell, new EU executive begins with scrutiny over Luxembourg tax

Officials from the new European Commission will discuss a report by International Monetary Fund researchers that lists Luxembourg as a world-leading tax haven just days after the former leader of the..
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s lighter moments

As Jean-Claude Juncker prepares to step down as European Commission president after five years at the helm of the EU executive, the BBC looks back at his lighter moments.
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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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Jean-Claude Juncker: UK will leave EU by 31 January

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says Brexit is a "too-long story" that should end.
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Tony Blair's approach to EU helped cause Brexit, says Jean-Claude Juncker

Outgoing European Commission president says the former PM was among those who 'wanted nothing to do with the EU' on political integration
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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 president Juncker says Boris Johnson lied during Brexit referendum

European Commission president says 'bulls***' was responsible for Brexit
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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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EU president Juncker 'rules out' further Brexit delay

The decision on whether to grant an extension is down to leaders, however
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Nigel Farage mocked for Brexit U-turn after saying he would rather accept delay than new deal

Brexit Party leader hits out at Jean-Claude Juncker after European Commission president appears to rule out further extension
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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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Boris Johnson will 'probably not' ask for Brexit extension, EU president Jean-Claude Juncker says

European Commission president says he does not expect British prime minister to 'ask for extra time'
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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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No-deal Brexit 'would lead to a collapse of the United Kingdom', EU president Jean-Claude Juncker says

Relations between Downing Street and Brussels have hit a new low in recent days
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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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No-deal Brexit will see hard border go up between Ireland and UK, Jean-Claude Juncker says

Jean-Claude Juncker has warned there will have to be controls at the border in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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UK Brexit secretary to meet EU chief negotiator

It comes after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a deal can be reached by 31 October.
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UK's Johnson says EU's Juncker shares determination to avoid no-deal Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have a "shared determination" to reach a deal over Brexit, Johnson's office said in a statement on Wednesday..
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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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