Jean-Claude Juncker

Italy’s Taormina hosts G7 summit

Italy’s Taormina hosts G7 summit

The 43rd summit of the G7, the group of most industrialized economies, opened in Taormina, a town in Italy’s Sicily, today. Friday’s plenary sessions will be devoted to foreign policy and security issues. In the wake of the …

Juncker: we should mend ties with Russia

Juncker: we should mend ties with Russia

The European Union is willing to mend ties with Russia, despite frictions over a number of controversial issues, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. Speaking with the Romanian newspaper Adevarul, …

Macron wins France’s presidential elections

Macron wins France’s presidential elections

Leader of the En Marche! movement Emmanuel Macron won the second tour of presidential elections in France with 66.06% of the vote, France interior ministry said on Monday after 100% of ballots were counted. …

EU to meet with Turkey#039s Erdogan to mend fences

EU to meet with Turkey's Erdogan to mend fences

European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker will seek a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the sidelines of the May 25 NATO summit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that after talks with EU …

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

European Union take note of the reported results of the referendum in Turkey on the amendments to the Constitution. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to …

 Three-day mourning declared in St. Petersburg after metro blast

Three-day mourning declared in St. Petersburg after metro blast

The administration of St. Petersburg has declared three days of mourning starting from Tuesday after a metro blast on Monday. "Three-day mourning is declared in the city from tomorrow on orders of St. Petersburg Governor …

Juncker threatens to break up US in response to Trump#039s support for Brexit

Juncker threatens to break up US in response to Trump's support for Brexit

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker hit back at US President Donald Trump’s support for Brexit, saying that he would champion American states that wanted to secede from the union. …

How much Europe can Europe take?

How much Europe can Europe take?

Either political integration catches up with economic integration, or economic integration needs to be scaled back

 Juncker: Brexit to bring love back to EU

Juncker: Brexit to bring love back to EU

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is not worried about other EU countries following the United Kingdom out of the EU because Brexit will show them “it’s not worth leaving”.  Asked …

Europe to say #039yes#039 to Nord Stream 2

Europe to say 'yes' to Nord Stream 2

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will likely approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project: the decision could be announced after Germany’s general elections in September. "EU officials …

Baku opens new chapter of cooperation with EU

Baku opens new chapter of cooperation with EU

Ilham Aliyev's visit to Brussels will be of great importance in terms of preparation, signing and implementation of a new agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU

Juncker opposes change in EU migration policy

Juncker opposes change in EU migration policy

The President of the European Commission Jean Claude Juncker does not support a change in the migration policy of the European Union after the attack in Berlin. In an interview for the …

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

EU Commission head speaks out against suspending accession talks with Turkey

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke out on Sunday against suspending negotiations with Turkey on its accession to the European Union. “In contrast to the European …

Juncker: Russia is not a regional power

Juncker: Russia is not a regional power

President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker does not consider it possible to lift sanctions against Russia in the nearest future, though he thinks "without Russia, there is no security architecture in …

 Juncker calls for creation of European army

Juncker calls for creation of European army

Europe should build its own army and not rely on security guarantees from Washington, the European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said in Berlin following the election of Donald …

Juncker warns Turkey on visa deal

Juncker warns Turkey on visa deal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker delivered a personal warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he would be held responsible if Ankara fails to meet EU criteria for …

Juncker: EU should create own military headquarters

Juncker: EU should create own military headquarters

The European Union should have its own military headquarters and Brexit talks should begin “as soon as possible”, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude …

Turkey reportedly to agree to EU visa liberalization delay to end of year

Turkey reportedly to agree to EU visa liberalization delay to end of year

Ankara is ready to accept the delay in the EU visa liberalization for Turkey to the end of year, German newspaper Welt am Sonntag wrote Sunday, citing unnamed Turkish senior officials, Sputnik reports. Two weeks ago, European Commission …

Italy in fightback against German-led EU austerity

Italy in fightback against German-led EU austerity

Mediterranean countries are forming a new anti-austerity alliance against Berlin

Erdogan: Europe didn’t keep its word

Erdogan: Europe didn’t keep its word

Europe didn’t keep its promise to cancel the visa regime for Turkish citizens, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with German RTL TV channel, Trend reported citing Anadolu Agency. …

Juncker clashes with Austria over Turkey

Juncker clashes with Austria over Turkey

No country in Europe is ready to go through a second wave of migrants

Erdogan says EU is not honest

Erdogan says EU is not honest

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean. The president said the EU had promised $3 billion, but so far only paid a nominal …

Cavusoglu: EU has no right to blackmail us over death penalty issue

Cavusoglu: EU has no right to blackmail us over death penalty issue

The European Union has no right to give Turkey any ultimatums regarding the possible reintroduction of the death penalty, the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said. "Europe is not the owner of Turkey and …

EU Commission: Turkey not to become EU member if it reintroduces death penalty

EU Commission: Turkey not to become EU member if it reintroduces death penalty

Turkey is in no position to become a European Union member any time soon and all negotiations for it to join will stop immediately if it reintroduces the death penalty, the EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said. …

EU and NATO sign joint declaration

EU and NATO sign joint declaration

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, the President of the European Council Donald Tusk and the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker have signed the EU-NATO Joint …

European project on crossroads

European project on crossroads

Europe has a lack of clarity and unity visions what lessons should be learned from the referendum in the UK

Turkey may hold referendum to decide on fate of EU membership

Turkey may hold referendum to decide on fate of EU membership

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday slammed the European Union for failing to fulfill its end of the bargain regarding the EU-Turkey readmission deal, saying that Turkey may also hold a referendum to determine if …

SPIEF-2016: results of the first day

SPIEF-2016: results of the first day

The 20th International Economic Forum (SPIEF) started today in St. Petersburg. The event is taking place in the northern capital of Russia and it will come to an end on June 18th. The forum was organized for the …

 Putin and Sarkozy to have dinner in St. Petersburg

Putin and Sarkozy to have dinner in St. Petersburg

Russian President Vladimir Putin will have an informal meeting with former French President Nikolas Sarkozy in St. Petersburg today. Earlier, Putin's aide Yuri Ushakov said …

West reaches out to Russia despite sanctions

West reaches out to Russia despite sanctions

Despite the ongoing sanction confrontation, the West is still interested in cooperation with Russia, which is evidenced by great interest of its business community in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russian President Vladimir …