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Juncker rules out second term to be tough on Brexit

Jean-Claude Juncker has strengthened his hand in the Brexit talks by ruling out a second term as president of the European Commission. Advertisements

February 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Juncker scolds dozen Commissioners for flocking to Davos

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker scolded his Commissioners for flocking to the World Economic Forum in Davos at a weekly meeting of the executive’s top brass.

February 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

EU won’t punish Britain for Brexit, claims Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today (18 January) said that the executive was not looking to punish Britain in EU-UK negotiations over Brexit.

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Will the collapse of the EU/Canada trade deal speed the demise of Jean-Claude Juncker?

The embattled European Commission President has already survived the migrant crisis and Brexit.

October 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Europe will never accept racist attacks in Brexit Britain, warns Juncker

Europeans will never accept its citizens being “harassed, beaten up or even murdered” in the streets of Brexit Britain, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said today (14 September) in his flagship … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker: I have a black book of my enemies

Jean-Claude Juncker has a little black book called “little Maurice” where he notes the names of everyone who has betrayed him, the European Commission president said in an interview in which he … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Brexit has exposed Juncker’s democratic unaccountability

The fallout from Brexit would have claimed the scalp of any other politician, but Jean-Claude Juncker appears to be bullet-proof. Never has his unaccountability to the people been so obvious, … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker tells divided MEPs to back EU-UK Brexit deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today in Strasbourg (3 February) told Members of the European Parliament to back the deal struck by David Cameron and Donald Tusk to keep Britain in … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker backs forcing multinational companies to publish their tax bills

EXCLUSIVE / European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker supports forcing multinational companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple to publish the profits they make and the taxes they pay in each EU country they … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Juncker met 18 business lobbyists in 2015, but not one green NGO

EXCLUSIVE / European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did not meet a single green NGO in 2015, but found time for one-on-one meetings with 18 business and industry organisations. Juncker’s website shows … Continue reading

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

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