# Jean-Claude Juncker

President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker (R), meets with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for a working lunch at Le Bouquet Garni restaurant.
President of the European Commission, Je […]

Johnson and Juncker hold Brexit lunch amid backstop impasse

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday for the first time since taking office, as efforts to prevent a no-deal Brexit on October 31 show little sign of progress.
German Defence Minister and EU commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen speaks to journalists during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Assembly at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on July 3, 2019. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
German Defence Minister and EU commissio […]

New EU chief must piece together diverse top team

After negotiating her own confirmation as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen must now put together a 27-nation team to help her run the bloc
Greek opposition New Democracy conservative party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis (C) delivers a speech in front of the party's headquarters. According to projections, the conservatives have clearly won the parliamentary elections in Greece.
Greek opposition New Democracy conservat […]

New PM Mitsotakis: ‘Voters gave us strong mandate to change Greece’

Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of the conservative New Democracy (ND) party, is to be sworn in as Greece's new prime minister on Monday. Economic reforms and bilateral collaborations with Europe are on his agenda.
Candidates for the upcoming European Commission president elections pose ahead of the Eurovision presidential debate at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, on May 15, 2019. Photo: Aris Oikonomou / AFP
Candidates for the upcoming European Com […]

How Europe will choose its next generation of leaders

This week's European parliamentary elections will launch a scramble for the continent's top leadership jobs -- it but won't decide the winners.
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ party Viktor Orban delivers his state of the nation speech in front of party members and sympathizers at Varkert Bazar cultural center in Budapest on February 10, 2019. Photo: Attila Kisbenedek / Photo ATTILA KISBENEDEK / AFP
Hungarian PM and Chairman of FIDESZ part […]

Orban attacks pose dilemma for European conservatives

Three months from the European Parliament election, the assembly's dominant centre-right bloc has been weakened by a rift over how to handle Hungary's populist leader Viktor Orban.