EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says

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(Worthy News) - The European Union must flex its muscles as a world power, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he spoke critically of U.S. President Donald Trump’s retreat from international engagement.

In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Juncker, who is entering his final year as president of the European Commission, urged EU states to bridge angry divisions over budgets, immigration and other issues in order to capitalize on a chance to shape the world.

“Whenever Europe speaks as one, we can impose our position on others,” Juncker said, arguing that a deal he struck in July with Trump to stall a transatlantic tariff war and which won plaudits for the Commission should have come as no surprise. [ Source: Reuters (Read More...) ]

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2 thoughts on “EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says

  1. Yes, I agree .... the E.U. must fulfill its destiny and become that 'world dictatorship system' called the Beast. And it will continue ..... for a short time ..... 7 years to be exact. Yes ... let the fireworks begin!

  2. What of the role of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization? The EU is subservient to the US and is weak without support. The SCO is the power house that would have undisputed power over the world if the US was not in the way.

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