President of the European Commission

Juncker: Serbia and Montenegro main candidates to join EU - in 2025

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker has sent a letter of intent to the European Parliament president and the chairperson of the Council of the EU.

This happened on Wednesday, Tanjug is reporting today, citing the European Western Balkans website.

According to B92 website, Juncker wrote that Serbia and Montenegro are main candidates to join EU - in 2025.

Juncker to push for new trade agreements in Union speech

The Commission president will ask for mandates to negotiate new free trade agreements, and will propose a framework to screen foreign investment, as part of a trade package to be announced during his state of the EU address on 13 September.

Trade will play a major role in Jean-Claude Juncker’s landmark speech in the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg.

Juncker confirms Serbia's clear European perspective

THESSALONIKI - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic met in Thessaloniki late Thursday with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who confirmed Serbia's clear and unequivocal European perspective.

The meeting addressed Serbia's European integration and Vucic invited Juncker to visit Serbia during the European Commission's term.

Juncker: European Parliament is "totally ridiculous"

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday quarreled with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani to "call the legislature totally ridiculous."

Juncker first thanked "the few dozens of the 700-plus legislators" for showing up and then "insisted that 'parliament is not serious' for failing to show up in large numbers for the keynote debate of the day," AP reported.

Juncker: “The European Parliament is ridiculous. Very ridiculous”


Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker got angry at today’s (4 July) European Parliament plenary session reviewing the Maltese Presidency. Seeing the hemicycle almost empty, he called the parliament “ridiculous”.

European Parliament President Antonio Tajani retorted furiously, saying it is not the Commission that controls the Parliament, but the other way around.

Barroso: Political clashes stymied Greek progress

Unnecessary political clashes prevented Greece from emerging from its financial crisis like other countries, former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso has told Sunday's Kathimerini in an interview, adding that he does not expect a debt relief settlement until after German elections in September.

Junker: British elections will not affect Brexit talks

European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker placated growing concerns in Britain that Theresa May’s failure to gain a clear victory in the British elections would complicate Brexit talks with the EU. Mr. Juncker said the Pyrrhic victory by May’s conservative party would not cancel negotiations on Brexit. “In any event, the clock is ticking.