# Juncker

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) welcomes Romanian PM Viorica Dancila before their bilateral meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on February 21, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Romania takes EU helm amid tensions with Brussels

Romania has taken over the EU's rotating presidency at a tumultuous time for the bloc and days after Jean-Claude Juncker voiced doubts about the country's ability to do the job.
Winning European People's Party (EPP) leadership candidate, Manfred Weber, celebrates with his supporters after the result of the ballot in Helsinki, Finland, on November 8, 2018. Photo: Markku Ulander / Lehtikuva / AFP
Winning European People's Party (EPP) le […]

Europe’s political right picks Weber to lead election fight

Europe's main right-wing parties choose German MEP Manfred Weber to lead them into next year's European election campaign, perhaps giving him a shot at the EU's most powerful post.
The clocks of an installation ("Time field") by the artist Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany, 24 March 2017. In the night on Sunday, the clocks will be set forward to summer time - from 2:00 to 3:00am. Photo: Federico Gambarini/dpa
The clocks of an installation ("Time fie […]

EU ministers: More time needed on daylight savings reform

Survey to which 4.6 million people responded, revealed 84 per cent of Europeans want to stop moving the clocks by an hour under daylight saving time.
18.06.2018, Rhineland-Palatinate, Wittlich: Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, gives his acceptance speech after receiving the Georg Meistermann Prize. The prize, worth 10,000 euros, goes back to the artist Georg Meistermann, who was critical and constructive in his quest for democracy and freedom of expression. Photo: Harald Tittel / dpa
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EU unveils plans to ramp up EU border guard, strengthen asylum rules

During his annual address to the European Parliament Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled measures to strengthen the asylum system in the Union.
"Yes we are global payers, but we have to be global players too," the head of the EU executive told lawmakers Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
"Yes we are global payers, but we have t […]

Juncker urges EU to become ‘global player’ with muscular foreign policy

Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker listens during a joint press conference with the Austrian Chancellor during a visit of the College of Commissioners in Vienna on July 6, 2018. Photo: Georg Hochmuth / APA / AFP
President of the European Commission Jea […]

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection: Juncker

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the EU's external borders.
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. Photo: Wang Zhao / AFP
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Cou […]

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

The EU urges the US, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could otherwise spiral into "conflict and chaos".
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives a press conference with UN Secretary-General after their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 16, 2018. Photo: John Thys / AFP
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Junc […]

Juncker calls for respect for new Italy govt

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calls for Italy's new eurosceptic government to be treated with respect, having told Italians to stop blaming the EU for the country's problems.
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