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What Juncker team means for Singapore

Several new players in Brussels are of particular importance for Singapore, given the intensifying web of interaction between the EU and the Republic.

Mr Juncker knows Singapore very well from his visits and contacts he had maintained as head of one of Europe’s centres of banking and financial services.

ON Nov 1, Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, and his college of 28 commissioners, one per European Union (EU) member state, took over responsibilities from Jose Manuel Barroso at the head of the European Commission.

This move will not only be significant for the