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Jean-Claude Juncker

Date de naissance: 9. décembre 1954

Jean-Claude Juncker , né le 9 décembre 1954 à Redange-sur-Attert, est un homme politique luxembourgeois.

Il est Premier ministre du Luxembourg de 1995 à 2013. Il est président de l'Eurogroupe du 1er janvier 2005 au 22 janvier 2013.

Juncker est désigné en 2014 pour être durant cinq ans le président de la Commission. Le 1er novembre 2014, il prend ses fonctions et succède au Portugais José Manuel Durão Barroso.

Fin 2014, il est directement impliqué dans l'affaire Luxembourg Leaks, un scandale financier concernant des centaines d'accords fiscaux très avantageux conclus par des multinationales avec le fisc luxembourgeois afin d'échapper aux impôts des autres pays européens.

Citations Jean-Claude Juncker

„Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

To the European Forum Alpbach. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/national-borders-are-the-worst-invention-ever-says-ec-chief-jean-claude-juncker-a7204006.html (22 August 2016)
2016

„We decide on something, leave it lying around and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don't understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

referring to his colleagues in the European Council
Jean-Claude Juncker, quoted by Dirk Von Kock 'Die Brüsseler Republik' http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/print/d-15317086.html in Der Spiegel (2000), then by Florian Eder 'Junckers Tricks in den langen Brüsseler Nächten' http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article112948572/Junckers-Tricks-in-den-langen-Bruesseler-Naechten.html in Die Welt (2012).
1999

„We all know what to do, we just don’t know how to get re-elected after we’ve done it.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

When talking about economic reforms. http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/publications/publication_summary12588_en.htm&ved=0ahUKEwiBxefUmpXRAhVJjywKHZEnBBIQFggaMAA&usg=AFQjCNGP2YiE7cKXtbR9DsI71bR6q0OkGw (page 4 of the report).
2007

„We feel we need a Capital Market Union, Energy Union, Economic and Monetary Union but we also think we need security union“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

After the 2016 Brussels bombings. http://www.politico.eu/article/jean-claude-juncker-eu-needs-a-security-union-brussels-attacks/ (23 March, 2016)
2016

„I was going to say he's a piece of work, but that might not translate too well. Is that all right, if I call you a 'piece of work?“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

George W. Bush, June 20 2005
EuropeanVoice http://www.europeanvoice.com/article/imported/juncker-is-a-piece-of-work-but-is-that-good-/52663.aspx.

„I have a lot of understanding for people skeptical about the EU. Because there are legitimate questions to the address about the European Union, including the Commission. You have to answer that. You have to talk to the Eurosceptic people. By the way, sometimes I am myself, I am not free from Euroscepticism sometimes. But I am not on the way to fundamental opposition.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

Interview with Thomas Mayer in Der Standard, 6 October 2018
2018
Source: Mayer, Thomas (6 October, 2018). Commission President Juncker: "I am not free from euroscepticism" https://derstandard.at/2000088766841/EU-Kommissionspraesident-Juncker-Ich-bin-nicht-frei-von-Euroskepsis. Der Standard.

„There can be no democratic choice against the European treaties, one cannot exit the euro without leaving the EU.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

Originial quote in french: Il ne peut y avoir de choix démocratique contre les traités européens, on ne peut pas sortir de l'euro sans sortir de l'Union européenne.
Jean-Claude Juncker, 'Greece: The dangerous game' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31082656 (1 February 2015), from a french newspaper Le Figaro Jean-Claude Juncker : «Pas question de supprimer la dette grecque» http://www.lefigaro.fr/conjoncture/2015/01/28/20002-20150128ARTFIG00441-jean-claude-juncker-pas-question-de-supprimer-la-dette-grecque.php https://miscellanees01.wordpress.com/2016/04/16/il-ne-peut-y-avoir-de-choix-democratique-contre-les-traites-europeens/ (28 January 2015)
2015

„If it's a Yes, we will say 'on we go', and if it's a No we will say 'we continue.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

On the 2005 French referendum on the Lisbon Treaty
quoted in [Rennie, David, Keep up the pressure for a No vote, Left warned, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/1490810/Keep-up-the-pressure-for-a-No-vote-Left-warned.html, 29 June 2011, The Telegraph (UK), 26 May 2005]
2005

„The constitutional treaty was an easily understandable treaty. This is a simplified treaty which is very complicated."
On the Lisbon Treaty, 23 June 2007“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

http://www.nzz.ch/2007/06/24/eng/article7955045.html, EU leaders hammer out treaty deal, Swissinfo / NZZ, 24 June 2007, 2007-06-26
2007

„Monetary policy is a serious issue. We should discuss this in secret, in the Eurogroup […] I'm ready to be insulted as being insufficiently democratic, but I want to be serious […] I am for secret, dark debates.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker, 20 April 2011, quoted in " Eurogroup chief: 'I'm for secret, dark debates' http://euobserver.com/9/32222", EUobserver, 21 April 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
2011

„Thank you, have a nice day. I will now see the president of Azerbaijan, so the nice part of the day is over.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

To reporters at a European Union conference http://reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15L21P (6 February 2017)
2017

„I am determined, as is the Government, to do everything to preserve everything that we have worked for and that we believe in … by using all necessary means to fend off the hostile“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

bid
On the bids on Arcelor by Mittal, 5 February 5, 2006 What they said about the Arcelor bid"; Business Times, Malaysia
2006

„I don't think Spain will need any kind of external support.“

—  Jean-Claude Juncker

Jean-Claude Juncker, 17 April 2012. Eurogroup chief: Not if, but when for Spanish bailout, experts believe http://ca.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idCABRE83H07620120418?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0, Reuters, 18 April 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
2012

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