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#JunckerPlan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across EU 

#JunckerPlan reaches almost €410 billion in triggered investment across EU 

| June 21, 2019

Following the latest meeting of the European Investment Bank (EIB) Board of Directors, the Juncker Plan’s European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is now expected to trigger €408.4 billion in investments. As of June 2019, the deals approved under the Juncker Plan amount to €75bn in financing and are located in all 28 member states. Some […]

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EU’s Juncker says next EU budget has to be bigger despite #Brexit

EU’s Juncker says next EU budget has to be bigger despite #Brexit

| January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

The European Union’s next long-term budget has to be larger than the current 1 percent of EU GDP (gross domestic product), despite the loss of major net contributor Britain, the head of the European Commission said on Monday (8 January). Speaking at a conference on the next seven-year budget of the EU, which starts in […]

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Juncker tells near-empty #EuropeanParliament: ‘You are ridiculous’

Juncker tells near-empty #EuropeanParliament: ‘You are ridiculous’

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called European lawmakers “ridiculous” on Tuesday (4 July) for failing to turn up to an address by Malta’s prime minister, saying they should show more respect for smaller members of the bloc, writes Elizabeth Miles. Juncker, himself from the small Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, was visibly annoyed as he watched […]

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Juncker: Docking #EUFunds not the only way to ensure member state compliance

Juncker: Docking #EUFunds not the only way to ensure member state compliance

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (1 June) he was against a German proposal to link future EU funds to the condition that member states stick to rule of law principles, write Michael Nienaber and Thomas Escritt. With the EU debating reform of the bloc after Britain leaves it, Germany’s government has set out […]

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#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

#Brexit: ‘The Good Friday Agreement should in no way be put at risk’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker received Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny in Brussels today (23 February). The meeting was focused on Brexit, both the questions specific to Ireland and broader European issues. Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, sat in on the meeting. Juncker spoke glowingly of his personal relationship with Kenny and his […]

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Juncker faces renewed pressure over #Luxembourg tax policy

Juncker faces renewed pressure over #Luxembourg tax policy

| January 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker faces renewed claims that he impeded EU moves against corporate tax avoidance when Luxembourg’s prime minister, casting a shadow over his political future as a tussle over the bloc’s top jobs looms, writes Francesco Guarascio. Juncker has faced criticism from lawmakers and advocacy groups in past months over tax deals […]

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#Brexit: Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives first press address

#Brexit: Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gives first press address

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Brexit Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier will address the press officially today (6 December) for the first time since being appointed to his new role. This is the article, written by Catherine Feore, on his appointment on 27 July 2016. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Michel Barnier (pictured), former vice president of the European Commission […]

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