Charlemagne Prize 2023
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Jean-Claude Juncker 2006
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 2006 Jean-Claude Juncker
Born on 9th December 1954 in Redange-sur-Attert.
After attaining a Master of Law degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Strasbourg he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary of the Christian–Socialist People’s Party (CSV) in October 1979. In June 1984 he was elected to the Luxembourg Parliament for the first time, became Employment Minister and Budget Minister in Jacques Santer’s first government.
After the parliamentary elections of June 1989 he was appointed Minister of Finance and Employment. From January 1990 he also took on the position of Leader of the CSV (until 1995).
On 20th January 1995 he was appointed to Prime Mininster of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg by the Grand Duke Jean, an office in which he was impressively confirmed in 1999 and 2004.
On 1st January 2005 moreover he took on the presidency of the Euro group.
Laudation (extract) by Helmut Kohl
Speech (extract) by Jean-Claude Juncker
Photo Jean-Claude Juncker