Juncker chosen as new EU leader despite British wishes

Jun 28, 2014

Juncker chosen as new EU leader despite British wishes

European Union leaders on Friday picked former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the bloc’s new chief executive despite Britain’s outspoken opposition, further alienating the U.K. from its continental partners. With the move, the EU leaders broke a decades-old tradition of choosing the ...

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

Jun 10, 2014

Cameron urges EU blockade of Juncker from top job

British Prime Minister David Cameron stepped up his campaign on Monday to stop former Luxembourg leader Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next president of the European Commission, moving to outflank the European Parliament and forge an alliance against him. In the run-up to a meeting ...

Veteran Luxembourg premier steps down over spy scandal

Jul 11, 2013

Veteran Luxembourg premier steps down over spy scandal

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, Europe’s longest-serving leader, Wednesday said he would step down over a scandal involving the secret services, who were alleged to have indulged in a spate of misconduct on his watch. After his junior coalition partner, the Socialists, put down ...