The 62-year-old bureaucrat had previously confirmed that he had no intention of serving a second term as one of the leading politicians in the European Union (EU).
However sources have told the Italian newspaper La Republic that the former Prime Minister of Luxembourg could resign within the next couple of weeks.
If he does resign one of his deputies would temporarily take over with popular Finnish politician Jyrki Katainen the most likely to succeed over the Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans.
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Jean-Claude Juncker Juncker's many signs of affection Wed, January 18, 2017
Jean-Claude Juncker is a Luxembourgish politician. Since 2014, Juncker has been President of the European Commission, which is the European Union Executive Branch.
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Mr Juncker had previously expressed concerns that Brexit would could cause splits with the EU’s remaining members with the UK making unilateral agreements with individual countries.
Prime Minister Theresa May has previously stated that she wanted to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, that would mark the start of official negotiations to leave the bloc.
However Brexit is not the only issue currently causing Mr Juncker problems with cracks appearing in the bloc over issues such as trying to keep Greece and Italy in the euro and the ongoing migrant crisis.
The liberal establishment of the EU is also coming under pressure from the rise in the populist parties across the continent with The Netherlands, France and Germany all holding general elections this year and Germany’s AfD and France’s Front National, as well as others, look to be set to make strong showings, if the polls are to be believed.
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