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Juncker to visit 15 countries in last weeks of campaign

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NEWSCentre-right candidate will campaign in 15 countries between now and the election. His rival will mostly campaign in Germany.

Jean-Claude Juncker, the centre-right candidate to be the next president of the European Commission, has published an ambitious campaigning schedule that will see him visit 15 EU member states in the four weeks between now and the European Parliament election.

The schedule, released yesterday, lists 27 campaign stops. [...] Read more

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