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Jean-Claude Juncker

Luxembourgian politician

Jean-Claude Juncker (born 9 December 1954) is a politician from Luxembourg. Juncker studied Law. He was one of the people who designed the Maastricht Treaty. Junker was Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013. In 2014, he was elected President of the European Commission.

Jean-Claude Juncker
Ioannes Claudius Juncker die 7 Martis 2014.jpg
Portrait of Juncker taken in March 2014
President of the European Commission
Assumed office
1 November 2014
Vice PresidentFrans Timmermans
Preceded byJosé Manuel Barroso
Succeeded byUrsula von der Leyen
Prime Minister of Luxembourg
In office
20 January 1995 – 4 December 2013
DeputyJacques Poos
Lydie Polfer
Jean Asselborn
Preceded byJacques Santer
Succeeded byXavier Bettel
Minister for the Treasury
In office
23 July 2009 – 4 December 2013
Preceded byLuc Frieden
Succeeded byVacant
Minister for Finances
In office
14 July 1989 – 23 July 2009
Prime MinisterJacques Santer
Preceded byJacques Santer
Succeeded byLuc Frieden
Minister for Work and Employment
In office
20 July 1984 – 7 August 1999
Prime MinisterJacques Santer
Preceded byJacques Santer
Succeeded byFrançois Biltgen
Personal details
Born (1954-12-09) 9 December 1954 (age 64)
Redange, Luxembourg
Political partyChristian Social People's Party
Spouse(s)Christiane Frising
Alma materUniversity of Strasbourg