Jean-Claude Juncker named as the next president of the European Commission

Jun 28, 2014 17:17 IST

Jean-Claude Juncker on 26 June 2014 was named as the next president of the European Commission. He was backed by all EU member states, except Britain and Hungary.

He will take his charge from November 2014. He will succeed Jose Manuel Barroso.

Jean Juncker is a former Luxembourg Prime Minister and veteran EU insider.

The British Prime Minister David Cameroon called Juncker's nomination a bad day for Europe.

About Jean Junker


Jean-Claude Juncker is a politician. He was the longest-serving head of government of any European Union country, and one of the longest-serving democratically elected leaders in the world. He was the Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013.

He was also the first President of the Eurogroup from 2005 to 2013 and Luxembourg's Minister for Finances from 1989 to 2009.

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