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Saturday 3 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C

# Jean-Claude Juncker

All time
# from the dead
Why this 'Schrödinger's Brexit deal' has more than one father
Who had to compromise to get a Brexit deal over the line? In the end … everyone.
# backstop
Will no-deal Brexit mean border checks in Ireland? Juncker's answer is simple: Yes
“The British have to tell us exactly the architectural nature of this border,” the European Commission president told Sky News, “I don’t like it, a hard border.”
# Brexit
Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier
Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.
# Brexit
Juncker says EU open to dropping backstop if ‘all objectives are met’ by UK
Juncker said he had a “rather positive” meeting with Johnson in Luxembourg on Monday.
# new eu
Von der Leyen 'ready' to back Brexit delay in pitch to MEPs for European Commission president bid
MEPs will vote today on whether to elect the German defence minister to the European Commission top job.
# Who do EU want
Why are leaders deadlocked over the top EU jobs - and who's in the running?
European leaders showed frustration as they entered a third day of discussions on who should fill the EU’s top jobs.
# EU top jobs
EU leaders call 'crisis' summit after failure to agree on candidates for Brussels top jobs
EU leaders failed to agree on a successor to Jean-Claude Juncker.
# european commission president
Who are the candidates most likely to replace Jean-Claude Juncker?
What does the President of the European Commission do, and how is he/she elected? It’s complicated…
As MPs can't agree what to do about Brexit, EU warns 'our patience is running out'
The House of Commons is set to vote on a number of options today.
# nine days to go
Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'
As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.
# meaningful vote
Varadkar 'hopes and trusts' House of Commons will now pass Brexit deal after last-minute breakthrough
There’s been no actual change to the withdrawal agreement, but Theresa May has secured guarantees that might sway Brexiteers.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is May's new Brexit deal and what on earth will happen next?
The UK and EU last night announced a joint instrument providing guarantees on the backstop.
# Midnight oil
A breakthrough? May and Juncker announce 'joint instrument' providing guarantees on backstop
Juncker said the Taoiseach would be prepared to back the mechanism.
# No
May given official notice EU won't re-open withdrawal deal in 'robust' talks
Jean-Claude Juncker has, however, said he’s open to adding wording to the political declaration.
# From EU to Me
Last-minute letters between Theresa May and two EU leaders have been published
On the eve of the Brexit vote, this letter is hoped to offer enough reassurance to pass Theresa May’s deal.
# Sort it out
Juncker tells UK 'get your act together' over Brexit
The European Commission President thinks most MPs “deeply distrust” both the EU and Theresa May.
# Mr President
Taoiseach on Juncker hair ruffle: 'It's probably ill advised to fluff other people’s hair'
A video emerged this week of Juncker walking up to EU’s deputy head of protocol and ruffling her hair.
# Brexit
'You called me nebulous!': Juncker explains remarks after heated exchange with Theresa May goes viral
Merriam-Webster said that searches for the word “nebulous” were up 12,000% today.
# Brexit
Chances of Brexit agreement have 'increased', Jean-Claude Juncker says
The change in tone comes two days after EU Council President Donald Tusk gave London a stern warning that time was running out to strike a deal.
# Clocked
Charlie Flanagan has 'open mind' about scrapping seasonal time changes
The President of the European Commission has proposed to end the changes in Europe next year.
# sciatica
EU's Jean-Claude Juncker calls for 'respect' over stumbling incident
He has said he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit.
# unsteady
Back pain, not alcohol, caused Juncker summit stumble, according to EU
The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly unsteady on his feet at the NATO summit dinner on Wednesday night.
# 26 + 1
'Ireland stands at the heart of Europe' - Juncker tells Dáil EU is behind Ireland
Juncker today held a meeting with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
# progress needed
Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit
The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.
Juncker's visit: 'The onus is on our government to insist that his visit is productive'
It should not be just about talks behind closed doors in an echo chamber, writes Dominic Hannigan.
# Brexit
European Commission president: 'Good Friday Agreement must be preserved in all its dimensions'
Jean-Claude Juncker said that the European Union stood “firm and united” when it came to Ireland.
# Security
Fine Gael MEP says Ireland needs to re-examine its neutrality ahead of Brexit
Jean-Claude Juncker has called for the EU to implement plans for a common defence strategy
# Junck Bond
Juncker lays into 'ridiculous' European Parliament after just 30 of 751 MEPs show up for debate
But his remarks drew a sharp response from parliament head Antonio Tajani.
# tá gaeilge níos fearr
EU President says the English language 'is losing importance in Europe'
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker made the statement during a speech today.
# be grand
Theresa May dismisses rumours Brexit meeting with EU chief went badly as "Brussels gossip"
Rumours abound that Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is deeply pessimistic regarding May’s alleged hardline attitude towards Brexit talks.
# elephant in the room
Juncker calls Brexit 'a tragedy' as he says UK's final bill will be around €58 billion
The EU Commission President said that Article 50 negotiations with the UK will be “frank and fair”.
# Capital Punishment
'If you have the death penalty, you can't be in the EU' - The simple message to Turkey
Jean-Claude Juncker has made it a red line issue
# bite of the apple
MEPs laugh at Jean-Claude Juncker when he says Europe is fighting tax evasion
Earlier, Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes said: “Changing the rules, however appalling [they are], is not smart.”
# britain's merkel
What will Theresa May as British Prime Minister mean for Ireland?
David Cameron’s successor previously predicted post-Brexit border controls across Ireland, affecting the common travel area
# Tax avoidance
"A dark day for truth-telling": Whistleblowers who alerted the world to Luxleaks tax scandal convicted
Both avoided jail, however.
# Farage-y bargy
"Why are you here?" - An EU chief wasn't impressed with Nigel Farage today
“It’s a pleasure,” replied Nigel Farage.
# tackling the crisis
‘There are more O’Neills and Murphys living in the US than in Ireland’
As the European Commission president outlined plans to deal with the migrant crisis, the Irish government held a broad discussion on the issue today.
# United States of Europe
EU Commission boss says 'European army' would show Russia we mean business
It would “convey to Russia that we are serious about defending the values of the European Union,” Juncker said.
# shake it off
Yep, this is definitely the most awkward handshake you'll see today
Ground. Please swallow us up. All of us.
# a jungle out there
EU suspects Amazon's Luxembourg tax deal was illegal. Next up Apple and Ireland...
The preliminary ruling is putting more pressure on European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.