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[As it happened] EU's Juncker in live interview with YouTube stars

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said that Britain’s decision to leave the EU reflected problems within Great Britain as well as European issues.

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said that Britain’s decision to leave the EU reflected problems within Great Britain as well as European issues.

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'We want to construct, we want a better Europe' says embattled Juncker

The EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, covered a number a topics in his speech in an attempt to bolster belief in the European dream tarnished by Brexit, splits between East and West, populi

The EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, covered a number a topics in his speech in an attempt to bolster belief in the European dream tarnished by Brexit, splits between East and West, populi

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Europe faced with an existential crisis, Commission President Juncker

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to rally the EU, shaken by Britain’s decision to exit the bloc, in his annual policy address.

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sought to rally the EU, shaken by Britain’s decision to exit the bloc, in his annual policy address.

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The EU's existence is not threatened by Brexit, says Juncker

In his annual policy address, the European Commission President said he regrets Britain's decision to leave the EU but respects it and called for Europe to work together to solve its multiple challeng

In his annual policy address, the European Commission President said he regrets Britain's decision to leave the EU but respects it and called for Europe to work together to solve its multiple challeng

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EU watchdog demands clarification over Barroso's Goldman Sachs job

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has demanded that the European Commission (EC) clarify its position over the recent appointment of former EC president Jose Manuel Barroso as chairman and adviser to Goldma

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Former French EU Commissioner to become chief Brexit negotiator

Former French EU commissioner Michel Barnier has been appointed as the EU's main negotiator for the UK's exit of the bloc. He will take up his new position in October.

Former French EU commissioner Michel Barnier has been appointed as the EU's main negotiator for the UK's exit of the bloc. He will take up his new position in October.

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EU probes Polish media law

The EU is to investigate Poland’s new media laws, which have been branded as a clampdown on the freedom of the press. The country’s new conservative

The EU is to investigate Poland’s new media laws, which have been branded as a clampdown on the freedom of the press. The country’s new conservative

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Juncker's State of the Union speech

From the Greek debt crisis to the dramatic influx of refugees and migrants, from security and agricultural concerns to the prospect of a UK exit, the

From the Greek debt crisis to the dramatic influx of refugees and migrants, from security and agricultural concerns to the prospect of a UK exit, the

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Juncker "in perfect health"

The European Commission has been forced to deny rumours that its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is unwell and often absent from work.

The European Commission has been forced to deny rumours that its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is unwell and often absent from work.

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Greece told to 'stop wasting time' over negotiating reforms

Greek Finance Minister Vanis Varoufakis has been told to stop wasting time in negotiating reforms with his country’s international creditors. That

Greek Finance Minister Vanis Varoufakis has been told to stop wasting time in negotiating reforms with his country’s international creditors. That

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EU Commission ditches 'watered down' air pollution proposal

The European Commissions plan to reduce air pollution has been ditched, along with a host of other new measures. The reason given, national heads of

The European Commissions plan to reduce air pollution has been ditched, along with a host of other new measures. The reason given, national heads of

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EU Commission promises more transparency on lobbying

The European Commission says it will improve transparency by publishing records of all meetings between senior officials and lobbyists. It also

The European Commission says it will improve transparency by publishing records of all meetings between senior officials and lobbyists. It also

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Luxembourg's attractive company tax leaks tempt scandal

Despite all the makings of a global scandal Luxembourg is keeping its cool. Nicolas Mackel, the top finance official for the rich tiny EU founding

Despite all the makings of a global scandal Luxembourg is keeping its cool. Nicolas Mackel, the top finance official for the rich tiny EU founding

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Luxembourg fights back against tax revelations

Luxembourg has fought back against suggestions of wrongdoing after a report detailed hundreds of secret tax deals struck by multinationals

Luxembourg has fought back against suggestions of wrongdoing after a report detailed hundreds of secret tax deals struck by multinationals

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Luxembourg leaks: nation under spotlight over tax avoidance claims

Leaked documents have landed Luxembourg in hot water over claims of tax avoidance on an industrial scale. Reporters claim that more than 300

Leaked documents have landed Luxembourg in hot water over claims of tax avoidance on an industrial scale. Reporters claim that more than 300

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Juncker Commission gets green light

It was a week brimming with news, which began with Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission getting the seal of approval from the European Parliament.

It was a week brimming with news, which began with Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission getting the seal of approval from the European Parliament.

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Europe Weekly: MEPs grill commissioners in EP hearings

In this edition of Europe Weekly; parliamentarians raise questions about the suitability of some of the candidates who want to serve in the next

In this edition of Europe Weekly; parliamentarians raise questions about the suitability of some of the candidates who want to serve in the next

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Live: New European commissioners face policy grilling by MEPs

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has picked who he wants to be on his team for the next five years. But he doesn’t get

Incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has picked who he wants to be on his team for the next five years. But he doesn’t get

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Juncker expected to replace Barroso as EC president today

Jean Claude Junker is expected to be endorsed as president of the European Commission later today, replacing Jose Manuel Barroso. Juncker needs an

Jean Claude Junker is expected to be endorsed as president of the European Commission later today, replacing Jose Manuel Barroso. Juncker needs an

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EU leaders seek to appoint top officials

EU leaders will meet later this week with the aim of sorting out who will take the bloc’s top jobs over the next five years. There are two big

EU leaders will meet later this week with the aim of sorting out who will take the bloc’s top jobs over the next five years. There are two big

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Britain and Europe still writhing after all these years

When Britain applied to join the original six founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC) — join the Common Market, that is — French

When Britain applied to join the original six founding members of the European Economic Community (EEC) — join the Common Market, that is — French

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Cameron faces UK parliament over Juncker defeat

British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared the UK can do business with Jean-Claude Junker. This comes after Cameron failed to prevent

British Prime Minister David Cameron has declared the UK can do business with Jean-Claude Junker. This comes after Cameron failed to prevent

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Cameron in the bunker Juncker gets the presidency

British Prime Minister David Cameron has failed in his attempt to block the selection of Jean-Claude Junker as European Commission

British Prime Minister David Cameron has failed in his attempt to block the selection of Jean-Claude Junker as European Commission

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Juncker expected to get Commission nod at EU summit

Barring any last-minute surprises today will see the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. The former

Barring any last-minute surprises today will see the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. The former