Jean-Claude Juncker, EPP candidate for president of EU Commission.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Jean-Claude Juncker has been selected as the European People’s Party (EPP) candidate for European Commission president. The Former Luxembourg prime(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: former Luxembourg prime minister is favourite to be EPP candidate

European centre-right leaders will decide today in Dublin between Luxembourg’s former premier Jean-Claude Juncker and French EU commissioner Mi(...)

At its congress in the National Convention Centre in Dublin, starting today, the European People’s Party (EPP) will designate its candidate for(...)

Even now, despite CDU support, Berlin officials are concerned that Jean-Claude Juncker’s  outspoken style has put many noses out of joint in other European capitals. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has backed Jean-Claude Juncker to lead Europe’s conservative bloc in May’s E(...)

Former Latvian prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis who is seen as a strong candidate and Europhile among EU leaders across the bloc, and is a popular figure in EU circles. Photograph: Valda Kalnina/EPA

Former Latvian PM Valdis Dombrovskis has announced that he is to seek the EPP’s nomination for European Commission candidate, becoming the firs(...)

Finland’s prime minister Jyrki Katainen (left)  and his Polish counterpart  Donald Tusk, both  possible candidates to be next president of the European Commission. Photograph: Mauri Ratilainen/EPA

With the European Commission and parliament entering the final stretch before elections in May, staff of all ranks are nervously looking ahead and pos(...)

Eurogroup chairman Jean-Claude Juncker. Photograph: Reuters/Eric Vidal

Germany has dismissed speculation that Chancellor Angela Merkel will back Luxembourg’s Jean-Claude Juncker as lead candidate for the conservative bloc(...)

Luxembourg prime minister Claude Juncker attends the state funeral of the late Belgian prime minister Wilfried Martens at Sint Baafs Kathedraal in Ghent on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Renders/Getty Images

Jean-Claude Juncker looked set to be re-elected as prime minister of Luxembourg last night, as citizens of the tiny duchy went to the polls in an earl(...)

Jean-Claude Juncker: he and his coalition partners had very different ideas about what a prime minister’s role should be. Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

He may have headed one of the smallest countries in the European Union but the resignation of Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker has caus(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker leaves the Grand Ducal Palace after resigning. Photograph: Charles Caratini/Reuters

Luxembourg’s government resigned yesterday amid controversy over prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker’s handling of a security service spying investigat(...)

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