Former PM Juncker elected president of European law academy
Luxembourg's former head of government and top EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker was named as the President of the Governing Board of the Academy of European Law (ERA) on Tuesday.
He is succeeding Jacques Santer - also a former Luxembourg prime minister and Commission President - who served as ERA head for 21 years.
The ERA, which was founded in 1992, serves as a debating centre for legal professionals in order to promote a deeper understanding of European law.
Juncker, despite being a lawyer by trade, never practised law. Hendrik Hering, President of the Parliament of the German State Rhineland-Palatinate - which hosts the ERA - was elected vice-president of the Governing Board.
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