Jean-Claude Juncker

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BELGIUM-EU-FINANCE-PUBLIC-DEBT-SUMMITJean-Claude Junker is currently the candidate for the Presidency of the EC with the European People’s Party. He chaired the Eurogroup from January 2005 until January 2013 and was its first permanent President. Previously, he was Parliamentary Secretary of the Luxembourg Christian Social Party (CSV) from 1979 to 1982 and chairman of the CSV (1990-1995). Since 1989 he served many times over as Luxembourg’s Minister for Labour and as Finance Minister and was Prime Minister from 1995 till 2013. He was also governor of the World Bank (1989-1995), Governor of the International Monetary Fund and Governor of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.