Jean-Claude Juncker is President of the European Commission. For almost 20 years he served as Prime Minister of Luxembourg (1995-2013). From 2005-2013, he was also President of the Eurogroup. In 2014, Juncker was elected and ran as the candidate of the European People’s Party (EPP) for the Presidency of the European Commission in the first ever Europe-wide campaign. After the European Elections in May 2014, he was proposed as the candidate for President of the European Commission by the European Council and was elected by the European Parliament on 15 July 2014.