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EU watchdog head warns bloc over lapses in standards

Budapest - The European Union's ombudsman has voiced "frustration" to AFP that high-profile lapses in standards by the bloc's institutions in recent years provide "ammunition" for eurosceptics to attack the EU.

EU's Juncker laments not 'interfering' in Brexit campaign

Apo - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he regrets not intervening in the Brexit referendum, insisting the EU could have "destroyed the lies" that led to Britain voting to leave.

Expect 'no decision' on Brexit at this week's EU summit: Juncker

Berlin - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday it was unlikely the EU would reach any decision on Brexit at this week's summit, adding that another gathering in Brussels may be necessary next week.

Britain's May to meet EU leaders on Brexit

Apo - EU leaders will host British Prime Minister Theresa May for talks in Brussels on Thursday as the two sides seek to save their Brexit deal.

Britain's May to meet EU leaders Thursday on Brexit

Apo - EU president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday, the EU said, as Brussels and London seek ways to save the Brexit deal.

EU urges Britain to make its mind up on Brexit

Apo - European Union leaders urged Britain Tuesday to decide quickly how it will avoid a "no deal Brexit", after the British parliament rejected a hard-won withdrawal deal."I urge the United Kingdom to clarify its intentions as soon as possible.

Trump on EU's Juncker: 'tough, nasty'

Washington - US President Donald Trump called powerful EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "nasty" on Tuesday -- but that was a compliment."He's tough, he's nasty, the kind of guy I want negotiating for me," Trump told reporters at the White House.

EU's Juncker wants 'new alliance' with Africa

Strasbourg - European Commission head Jean Claude Juncker on Wednesday called for a "new alliance" with Africa that would create millions of jobs and include a free trade deal.

Juncker urges EU to assume stronger world role

Strasbourg - Europe must become a "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker urged Wednesday, in his annual address to the bloc's parliament.

Juncker ready for one more push for EU unity

Apo - Greek debt. A refugee influx. Brexit deadlock. Jean-Claude Juncker has not had an easy term as head of the European Commission, the EU executive branch.But what if his toughest year is yet to come?

No farewell yet as Juncker prepares State of the EU

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will make his annual "state of the EU" speech this week, with the bloc buffeted by winds of populism from across the continent.

EU's Juncker says 'not very optimistic' about Trump trade talks

Berlin - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker dampened expectations ahead of talks Wednesday with US President Donald Trump that they would resolve a bitter trade dispute between the two giant economies."I am not very optimistic.

EU's Juncker demands 'respect' over drink claims

Apo - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit last week and demanded "respect" after insinuations he had been drunk.

EU to offer new proposals on external border protection

Vienna - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday the body will unveil new proposals in September on ways of protecting the European Union's external borders.

Juncker calls for respect for new Italy govt

Berlin - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called Saturday for the new eurosceptic Italian government to be treated with respect, having told Italians to work harder and stop blaming the EU for the country's problems.

EU ripostes as Trump kicks off transatlantic trade war

Apo - The EU on Thursday vowed unity and to retaliate swiftly against the Trump administration's harsh tariffs on steel and aluminium imports as Europe blasted Washington's 'America First' protectionism.

'Good for Britain' if I was prime minister: EU's Juncker

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a dig at London over Brexit talks on Friday, saying it would be "good for Britain" if he was prime minister.

EU's Juncker defends vision in leadership row

Brussels - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday staunchly defended his federalist vision for how top EU officials should be chosen in Europe, risking a row with France's Emmanuel Macron.

Row over race to succeed EU's Juncker

Brussels - The race to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the first post-Brexit European Commission begins later this month -- and in typical EU style it is starting with a row about how the race should be run.

Juncker says would like Britain to rejoin EU after Brexit

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday he would welcome any British attempt to rejoin the EU after Brexit, as Brussels jumped on speculation about a second referendum.

EU's Juncker says the British 'have to pay'

Luxembourg - EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Britain must "pay" for its financial commitments to start Brexit trade talks, comparing it to someone trying to leave a bar after a round of beers.

EU's Juncker says 'hard Brexit' unlikely

Brussels - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday he did not envisage Britain leaving the EU in 2019 without a deal for future trade ties in a so-called "hard Brexit".

Europe must seize Brexit 'window of opportunity', says Juncker

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker declared in a flagship speech Wednesday that "wind is back in Europe's sails" after last year's shock Brexit vote, an act he warned Britain would regret.

Highlights of Juncker's state of the union speech

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave an upbeat annual state-of-the-union speech Wednesday, saying the EU was emerging from years of crisis.

'Let our journalists go!' EU's Juncker tells Turkey

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker called on Turkey Wednesday to "let our journalists go" following its arrests of French and German media personnel under a broad human rights crackdown.

Juncker seeks to sail on post-Brexit winds of change

Strasbourg - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will on Wednesday unfurl plans to deepen EU integration after Brexit, sailing with a change in the wind a year after Britain's shock vote to leave.

Juncker press conference interrupted by wife... no, Merkel

Brussels - It's a problem many people will be familiar with: forgetting to turn your phone off during an important meeting, then it rings with a call from home.

Juncker slams 'ridiculous' EU parliament

Strasbourg - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker launched a blistering attack Tuesday on a nearly empty European Parliament, sparking bitter exchanges with the head of the EU's only directly elected institution.

I still don't have a smartphone, admits EU's Juncker

Tallinn - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker admitted Friday that he had not yet joined the smartphone revolution, as he helped launch the EU presidency of digital-savvy Estonia.

EU's Juncker admits: 'I still don't have a smartphone'

Tallinn - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker admitted Friday that he had not yet joined the smartphone revolution, as he helped launch the EU presidency of digital-savvy Estonia.
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