The politician from Luxembourg has served as his country's prime minister, as well as president of the European Commission.
Since 2014, Juncker has served as the executive head of the European Commission, making him one of the European Union's most powerful and prominent politicians. He also served as president of the Eurogroup for eight years. Prior to that, he was Luxembourg's prime minister for 18 years — the longest-serving head of any EU member state's national government. Politically center-right, Juncker has pushed for further EU integration, such as in the digital single market and economic and monetary policy reforms. He has been known for strong and sometimes unguarded statements. This page automatically compiles related DW content.
Following an informal Brexit summit, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said EU-UK relations should not be "dramatized." Shortly after, British PM Theresa May criticized the EU, saying the UK expects respect.
Agricultural trade will remain off the table in any trade talks between the US and EU, the EU chief said. A European commitment to buy more US soybeans is driven by market conditions not political intent.
There's relief in Europe after US President Donald Trump and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to try and take the heat out of their transatlantic trade row. The German Economy Minister hailed the talks as a "breakthrough" that could avoid a trade war and save millions of jobs.