Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker in Athens for meeting with Samaras

Jean-Claude Juncker, the conservative candidate for European Commission president, is due to hold a series of meetings in Athens on Monday.

Juncker is due to have lunch with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras at the Acropolis Museum. Later, he will visit a metro worksite and the offices of the EU border agency Frontex in Athens.

Juncker says rival for EC spot Tsipras not fit to lead Greece

Jean-Claude Juncker, the center-right candidate for European Commission president and former Eurogroup chairman declared on Friday that SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, his leftist rival for the top EC post, would not make a good Greek Prime Minister as he would not cooperate effectively with the commission.

EC President Bidders Meet in Last TV Debate

The five EU Commission President candidates clashed Thursday evening in a televised debate in the European Parliament chamber in Brussels.

It was their last meeting ahead of the upcoming European elections next week and also the first in which Greek leftist coalition SYRIZA's leader Alexis Tsipras, the European Left Party nominee, took part.