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Jean-Claude Juncker: Veteran EU insider

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:16

Jean-Claude Juncker, approved by the European Parliament Tuesday to head the European Commission, is a veteran EU insider versed in the art of getting things done in the labyrinth of the bloc.

Juncker wins parliament endorsement for powerful EU job

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 20:14

Luxembourg`s former conservative premier Jean-Claude Juncker won the endorsement Tuesday of the European Parliament to become president of the powerful European Commission for the next five years.

Juncker jeered over euro in pre-vote parliament speech

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 15:37

He said the era of "monetary war" and the "loss of dignity" for states forced into devaluation was over.

EU wants to help Italy with boat migrants, but not share burden

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 22:20

As EU ministers met Tuesday to discuss how to help Italy deal with thousands of boat immigrants washing up on its shores, the European Commission said the refusal of member states to be flexible on asylum requests was fuelling the crisis.

EU widens tax probe into multinationals: Source

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 01:54

The European Commission is widening its probe into how multinationals use countries such as Luxembourg to cut their tax bill, an official with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

EU banks watchdog advises lenders to shun bitcoins

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 20:33

Bitcoin started circulating in 2009, and acceptance has been growing as more merchants allow customers to pay for goods and services in the currency.

Juncker seeks more women for new EU commission: source

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 19:08

The current EU commission presided by Jose Manuel Barroso is staffed by nine women commissioners out of a total 28.

Vodafone gets EU greenlight for Spanish Ono takeover

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 23:44

The European Commission on Wednesday approved the acquisition by telecom giant Vodafone of Spanish cable firm Ono judging that the transaction posed little threat to competition.

EU approves state aid for troubled Bulgaria banks

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 14:57

The EC`s office in Sofia saidthat it has approved a state credit line of 1.7 billion euros, for Bulgaria`s troubled banking sector.

First UK poll after Juncker battle shows rising support for EU exit

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:38

Public support for Britain to leave the EU is growing again after falling to a multi-year low, according to the first survey published since EU leaders nominated Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission.

Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for Britain

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 08:55

Jean-Claude Juncker has been named as the next president of the European Commission with backing from most EU leaders, dealing a bitter blow to opponent David Cameron and threatening to increase the chances of Britain leaving the bloc.

New EU leader picked despite British opposition

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 20:20

European Union leaders have chosen former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the 28-nation bloc`s new chief executive, according to a top official.