Jean Claude Juncker

Will May’s Brexit deal stop us making jokes about Juncker?

24 November 2018 9:00

Article 129 (3) of the withdrawal agreement provides that ‘the United Kingdom shall refrain, during the transition period, from any…

Angry MEPs turn on Juncker: ‘Selmayrgate destroys all the EU’s credibility’

13 March 2018 11:00

Martin Selmayr’s appointment as Secretary General of the European Commission – an ‘astonishing power grab’ as Jean Quatremer put it –…

The real winner of Germany’s election is Jean-Claude Juncker

25 September 2017 11:47

Even if Germany had Britain’s first-past-the-post electoral system, Angela Merkel would be struggling this morning to form a government. With…

Jean-Claude Juncker’s EU expansion plans make a powerful case for Brexit

13 September 2017 16:51

The choice which faced us at the EU referendum has often been presented as lying between the status quo and…

Revealed: Jean-Claude Juncker’s £23,500 private jet jaunt

9 August 2017 13:28

Jean-Claude Juncker is a man with few friends in Britain – and that’s before his latest expenses were published following…

Who does Jean-Claude Juncker think he is?

2 May 2017 14:47

Jean-Claude Juncker: what a nasty piece of work. There aren’t many politicians I’d say that about. Even most of those…

How both Britain and the EU might claim victory in the Brexit talks

26 March 2017 9:00

Theresa May doesn’t do drama. She regards order as both a political and personal virtue. And this goes a long…

Jean-Claude Juncker is the worst thing about being a Remainer

25 March 2017 12:00

The best thing about being a Remainer is obviously the dinner parties, where we all sit around being incredibly well-heeled…

If the EU didn’t like Boris’s prison guard joke, why conform to the stereotype?

20 March 2017 8:47

A few weeks ago, Boris Johnson made a point about the EU negotiations and the futility of the idea of…

What does President Trump do to Brexit?

21 January 2017 10:32

With Theresa May expected to head to Washington next week to see President Trump, I have a look at what the…

The European Commission chooses not to play Brexit games

2 August 2016 12:50

Jonathan Hill’s post-referendum resignation as the UK’s EU Commissioner was a deeply regrettable act. Even after the referendum, the UK…

Jean-Claude Juncker comes out fighting over Brexit

26 July 2016 8:00

Although Theresa May has repeatedly assured us that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, we’re still no closer to finding out what that actually…

That Cameron is out while Juncker has stayed shows us just what’s wrong with the EU

27 June 2016 13:20

According to Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, the Brexit vote was David Cameron’s fault: ‘If someone complains…

Why can’t we have an amicable divorce with the EU?

26 June 2016 9:53

Just when you were beginning to wonder whether we have done the right thing, along comes Jean-Claude Juncker to remind…

Viva Obama! Viva Fidel! Viva Jean-Claude Juncker!

24 March 2016 12:04

In Cuba, they are shouting: ‘¡Viva Obama! Viva Fidel!’ What a slogan. The FT headline ignorantly described this as a…

How the migrant crisis could get much worse

29 February 2016 18:43

Angela Merkel gave a defiant interview last night in which she defended her handling of the refugee crisis. She declared,…

With an 18-point lead in the latest poll, momentum is with the EU ‘in’ campaign. 

29 January 2016 17:59

Why is David Cameron having such trouble persuading Jean-Claude Juncker to give in to his minimal demands for EU reform?…

Nigel Farage: after Paris, we need to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of Muslims in Britain

16 November 2015 15:34

Nigel Farage will tonight claim British Muslims are ‘conflicted’ in their loyalties to the UK, and there is a battle…

Jean-Claude Juncker accused of saying that the UK doesn’t need the EU

14 October 2015 16:33

The ‘Out’ campaign in the EU referendum has seized on comments made by Jean-Claude Juncker where he appears to say…

Has Boris just set an impossible bar for Cameron’s EU renegotiation?

6 October 2015 14:51

Boris Johnson’s speech today was the best that I have ever heard him give. It was a potent cocktail of…