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Former PM Juncker elected president of European law academy

23.11.2021
The former EU Commission President has been elected President of the Governing Board of the Academy of European Law
Jean-Claude Juncker, the country's Prime Minister from 1995 to 2013
Jean-Claude Juncker, the country's Prime Minister from 1995 to 2013
Photo credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

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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