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#Jean-Claude Juncker

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Why this 'Schrödinger's Brexit deal' has more than one father
# From The Dead
# From The Dead

Why this 'Schrödinger's Brexit deal' has more than one father

Oct 18th 2019, 6:10 AM 16,209 Views 14 Comments

Who had to compromise to get a Brexit deal over the line? In the end … everyone.

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
# Backstop
# Backstop

Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes

Sep 22nd 2019, 2:13 PM 22,276 Views 55 Comments

“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 20th 2019, 3:35 PM 27,769 Views 62 Comments

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK
# Brexit
# Brexit

Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK

Sep 19th 2019, 8:48 PM 48,044 Views 72 Comments

Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid
# New Eu
# New Eu

Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid

Updated Jul 16th 2019, 9:33 AM 23,034 Views 90 Comments

MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?
# Who Do EU Want
# Who Do EU Want

Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?

Jul 2nd 2019, 2:33 PM 8,963 Views 21 Comments

European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs
# EU Top Jobs
# EU Top Jobs

EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs

Jun 21st 2019, 7:54 AM 8,530 Views 68 Comments

EU leaders failed to agree on a successor to Jean-Claude Juncker.

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?
# European Commission President
# European Commission President

Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?

May 15th 2019, 6:30 AM 21,333 Views 43 Comments

What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'
# COME WHAT MAY
# COME WHAT MAY

As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'

Updated Apr 1st 2019, 8:47 AM 27,025 Views 51 Comments

The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'
# Nine Days To Go
# Nine Days To Go

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:05 AM 53,860 Views 56 Comments

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

Varadkar 'hopes and trusts' House of Commons will now pass Brexit deal after last-minute breakthrough
# Meaningful Vote
# Meaningful Vote

Varadkar 'hopes and trusts' House of Commons will now pass Brexit deal after last-minute breakthrough

Updated Mar 12th 2019, 8:59 AM 31,759 Views 77 Comments

There’s been no actual change to the withdrawal agreement, but Theresa May has secured guarantees that might sway Brexiteers.

Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?

Mar 12th 2019, 8:34 AM 18,518 Views 29 Comments

The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.

A breakthrough? May and Juncker announce 'joint instrument' providing guarantees on backstop
# Midnight Oil
# Midnight Oil

A breakthrough? May and Juncker announce 'joint instrument' providing guarantees on backstop

Mar 11th 2019, 11:45 PM 47,181 Views 113 Comments

Juncker said the Taoiseach would be prepared to back the mechanism.

May given official notice EU won't re-open withdrawal deal in 'robust' talks
# No
# No

May given official notice EU won't re-open withdrawal deal in 'robust' talks

Updated Feb 7th 2019, 10:43 PM 53,245 Views 112 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has, however, said he’s open to adding wording to the political declaration.

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published
# From EU To Me
# From EU To Me

Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published

Jan 14th 2019, 11:17 AM 34,823 Views 27 Comments

On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit
# Sort It Out
# Sort It Out

Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit

Dec 30th 2018, 10:35 AM 21,327 Views 103 Comments

The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.

Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'
# Mr President
# Mr President

Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'

Dec 23rd 2018, 6:00 AM 95,529 Views 49 Comments

A video emerged this week of Juncker walking up to EU’s deputy head of protocol and ruffling her hair.

'You called me nebulous!': Juncker explains remarks after heated exchange with Theresa May goes viral
# Brexit
# Brexit

'You called me nebulous!': Juncker explains remarks after heated exchange with Theresa May goes viral

Dec 14th 2018, 5:10 PM 67,644 Views 89 Comments

Merriam-Webster said that searches for the word “nebulous” were up 12,000% today.

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says
# Brexit
# Brexit

Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says

Oct 6th 2018, 1:25 PM 15,685 Views 31 Comments

The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes
# Clocked
# Clocked

Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes

Updated Sep 12th 2018, 4:26 PM 30,463 Views 117 Comments

The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident
# Sciatica
# Sciatica

EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident

Jul 18th 2018, 10:46 PM 37,566 Views 74 Comments

He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU
# Unsteady
# Unsteady

Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU

Jul 13th 2018, 1:28 PM 31,784 Views 91 Comments

The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland
# 26 + 1
# 26 + 1

'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland

Jun 21st 2018, 1:09 PM 35,242 Views 116 Comments

Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit
# Progress Needed
# Progress Needed

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

Jun 21st 2018, 7:15 AM 11,290 Views 77 Comments

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive'

Jun 21st 2018, 6:00 AM 12,105 Views 14 Comments

It should not be just about talks behind closed doors in an echo chamber, writes Dominic Hannigan.

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'
# Brexit
# Brexit

European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'

Mar 13th 2018, 3:26 PM 10,544 Views 85 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
# Security
# Security

Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit

Sep 13th 2017, 5:52 PM 17,761 Views 181 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate
# Junck Bond
# Junck Bond

Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate

Jul 4th 2017, 7:18 PM 20,182 Views 64 Comments

But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.

EU President says the English language 'is losing importance in Europe'
# Tá Gaeilge Níos Fearr
# Tá Gaeilge Níos Fearr

EU President says the English language 'is losing importance in Europe'

May 5th 2017, 7:35 PM 16,451 Views 71 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made the statement during a speech today.

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"
# Be Grand
# Be Grand

Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"

May 1st 2017, 7:09 PM 11,294 Views 53 Comments

Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.

Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion
# Elephant In The Room
# Elephant In The Room

Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion

Mar 24th 2017, 1:57 PM 18,047 Views 58 Comments

The EU Commission President said that Article 50 negotiations with the UK will be “frank and fair”.

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
# Capital Punishment
# Capital Punishment

'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey

Mar 19th 2017, 1:34 PM 17,080 Views 58 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion
# Bite Of The Apple
# Bite Of The Apple

MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion

Sep 14th 2016, 10:08 AM 20,954 Views 87 Comments

Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”

What will Theresa May as British Prime Minister mean for Ireland?
# Britain's Merkel
# Britain's Merkel

What will Theresa May as British Prime Minister mean for Ireland?

Jul 12th 2016, 7:00 PM 27,310 Views 47 Comments

David Cameron’s successor previously predicted post-Brexit border controls across Ireland, affecting the common travel area

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted
# Tax Avoidance
# Tax Avoidance

"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted

Jun 30th 2016, 7:26 AM 32,196 Views 34 Comments

Both avoided jail, however.

"Why are you here?" - An EU chief wasn't impressed with Nigel Farage today
# Farage-y Bargy
# Farage-y Bargy

"Why are you here?" - An EU chief wasn't impressed with Nigel Farage today

Jun 28th 2016, 10:41 AM 50,535 Views 217 Comments

“It’s a pleasure,” replied Nigel Farage.

‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’
# Tackling The Crisis
# Tackling The Crisis

‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’

Sep 9th 2015, 4:55 PM 27,634 Views 156 Comments

As the European Commission president outlined plans to deal with the migrant crisis, the Irish government held a broad discussion on the issue today.

EU Commission boss says 'European army' would show Russia we mean business
# United States Of Europe
# United States Of Europe

EU Commission boss says 'European army' would show Russia we mean business

Mar 8th 2015, 11:10 AM 15,652 Views 168 Comments

It would “convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union,” Juncker said.

Yep, this is definitely the most awkward handshake you'll see today
# Shake It Off
From The Daily Edge
# Shake It Off

Yep, this is definitely the most awkward handshake you'll see today

Feb 10th 2015, 7:43 PM 5,877 Views 1 Comment

Ground. Please swallow us up. All of us.

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...
# A Jungle Out There
# A Jungle Out There

EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...

Jan 16th 2015, 10:08 AM 7,722 Views 20 Comments

The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

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