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Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker

Nothing new under the recovery fund

Tim King writes POLITICO's Brussels Sketch. The genius of the European Commission’s potentially revolutionary recovery fund is that it is so conservative. What makes the proposals put forward by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen potentially transformative is their scale and speed. But in their form and structure, most of its…
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May 28, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

Dream Come True: EU Without UK and Russia

Pioneer of European integration Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi thought Europe would be better off without Russia and Britain. A contemporary of his, Heinrich Mann, begged to differ. Now that Brexit is a fact, Coudenhove-Kalergi's vision has finally become reality.Heinrich Mann and his brother Thomas Mann were the most prominent German intellectuals of…
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May 25, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

Ex-EU chief Juncker backs French-German rescue package

Former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker spoke to DW about Europe's coronavirus response. He says unity behind a new economic stimulus package is vital, or else the union could face an "existential crisis." Jean-Claude Juncker has given his backing to a joint French and German plan to rescue EU economies after…
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May 21, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

Coronavirus latest: 5 million cases worldwide

Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, "when radical extremists and anti-Semites use demonstrations to agitate and divide, then everyone should keep much more than 1.5 meters' distance." Follow DW for the latest. There are more than 5 million infections worldwide, according to the AFP news agency, with the Johns Hopkins University…
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May 21, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

Coronavirus latest: WHO reports most cases in a day

The WHO highlighted the growing share of cases in less wealthy countries as cause for concern. Meanwhile, Jean-Claude Juncker criticized Berlin's handling of the Luxembourg border closure. Follow DW for the latest. Turkey and Russia believe the worst is over, reporting fewer cases Former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tells…
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May 20, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

South America Won the U.S.-China Trade War

The easiest way to win a trade war? Don't be one of the countries involved.When the United States slapped tariffs on steel, aluminum, and billions of dollars of Chinese imports in the summer of 2018, China and other U.S. trading partners retaliated by targeting American agricultural exports. By the time…
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May 20, 2020
Jean-Claude Juncker

Merkel’s milestone moment

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column. PARIS — She did it! In the twilight of her chancellorship, Angela Merkel has secured her place in the pantheon of European statesmanship by agreeing to common EU borrowing to help the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus…
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May 19, 2020