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Press contact

Media enquiries should be directed to the European Commission press service.


The President is the head of the European Commission. According to the Treaties, he decides on the organisation of the Commission, allocates portfolios to members of the Commission and can make changes at any time. The President also determines the Commission's policy agenda, defending the general European interest. The President was elected by the European Parliament on the basis of his Political Guidelines that were formed drawing on his contacts with the parliamentary committees and the strategic guidelines for the Union presented by the European Council of 27 June 2014:

* The title of Priority 6 has been updated and made geographically neutral in view of the slowing down of trade talks with the United States, the new geopolitical context, and the new dynamism in trade talks with other important regions of the world. The Commission has reflected this reality by changing the name of its relevant Commissioners’ Group into the Commissioners’ Group on ‘Trade and Harnessing Globalisation’.

The President chairs the weekly Commission meetings and sets its policy agenda.

He represents the Commission in:

  • European Council meetings
  • G7 and G20 summits
  • Bilateral summits with third countries
  • Major debates in the European Parliament and the Council (with representatives of national governments)


President Juncker's team supports him in his daily work.
Team page



Appointments and meetings

  • Tue 18 Jun

    Delivers the opening speech at the European Development Days

    Jean-Claude Juncker
  • Tue 18 Jun

    Meeting of the College of Commissioners

    Jean-Claude Juncker


As part of the Commission’s commitment to transparency, Commissioners and their members of Cabinet publish information on meetings held with organisations or self-employed individuals.

Responses to public petitions

In line with the Commission's Code of Conduct for Members of the Commission, each Commissioner publishes a Declaration of Interests.

A signed, authentic version is published at the bottom of this page.

A machine-readable version of all Declarations is also published. This is in line with the requirements of the Code of Conduct.

The Declarations of Interests follow the requirements set out in Article 3 and in Annex 1 of the new Code of Conduct for Commissioners [pdf].


Luxembourgish nationality. Married.

  • President of the European Commission
    • 2014-present
  • President of the Euro Group
    • 2004-2013
  • Prime Minister of Luxembourg
    • 1995-2013
  • Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for the Treasury
    • July 2009–2013
  • Prime Minister, Minister of State and Minister for Finance
    • 1999–2009
  • Prime Minister, Minister of State, Minister for Finance, Minister for Labour and Employment
    • 1995–1999
  • Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour
    • 1994–1995
  • Minister for Finance and Minister for Labour
    • 1989–1994
  • Minister for Labour, Minister Delegate for the Budget
    • 1984–1989
  • State Secretary for Labour and Social Security
    • 1982 - 1984
  • Joined the CSV party
    • 1974