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Jean-Claude Juncker

President, European Commission

Jean-Claude Juncker is a Luxembourger politician who has been President of the European Commission since 2014, tasked with an ambitious jobs growth package for Europe. Previously Juncker was Prime Minister of Luxembourg from 1995 to 2013, as well as Minister of Finance from 1989 to 2009. He was the longest-serving head of any national government in the EU, and one of the longest-serving democratically elected leaders in the world, by the time he left office, his tenure encompassing the height of the European financial and sovereign debt crisis. From 2005 to 2013 Juncker served as the first permanent President of the Eurogroup.