US News Juncker: Britons will 'soon regret' Brexit

12:58  13 september  2017
12:58  13 september  2017 Source:   Sky News

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The European Commission President has said Britons will " soon regret " Brexit during a state of the union address in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker said Europe would "always regret " the Brexit vote, but added that "we will keep moving, because Brexit isn't everything".

Video: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said he thinks Britons will " soon regret " the Brexit vote decision during his state of the union address.

Jean-Claude Juncker said that 'Brexit isn't everything' © Reuters Jean-Claude Juncker said that 'Brexit isn't everything'

The European Commission President has said Britons will "soon regret" Brexit during a state of the union address in Brussels.

Jean-Claude Juncker added Europe would "always regret" the Brexit vote, but insisted that "we will keep moving, because Brexit isn't everything".

During the address, he spoke about securing new EU trade deals with New Zealand and Australia, ruled out Turkey becoming a member and said a new migrant deportation policy would be proposed by the end of September.

Mr Juncker proposed a summit on 30 March, 2019 - the day after Brexit takes place - in the Romanian city of Sibiu to map out the future of the EU with just 27 states.

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But EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said the UK's departure from the bloc was not the "be all and end all" for Brussels. In his annual state of the union address, Mr Juncker said the EU will "move on" from Britain's tumultuous departure. GETTY.

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He told the commission: "We have to respect the will of the British people. But we are going to make progress, we will keep moving, because Brexit isn't everything, it isn't the future of Europe."

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He added: "I think you will regret it quite soon."

During his address, Mr Juncker called for the EU to forge ahead with free trade deals post-Brexit.

He said the European Commission will open free-trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand and would aim to conclude talks with Mexico and South America trading bloc Mercosur by the end of the year.

And he sounded a more bullish note, saying the bloc is bouncing back a decade after the global financial meltdown and ensuing euro zone crisis with faster economic growth than the US.

He said: "The wind is back in Europe's sails. Now we have a window of opportunity, but it will not stay open for ever.

"Let us make the most of the moment: catch the wind in our sails."

Mr Juncker accused Turkey of distancing itself from the EU and said the country will not become a member of the bloc for the "foreseeable future".

He accused Ankara of "moving away from the European Union in leaps and bounds" and criticised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government for the arrest of journalists and a crackdown following an attempted coup last year.

How much does the UK pay to the EU? .
The UK made a net contribution to the European Union of roughly £156 million a week in 2016/17. Treasury figures released in the summer suggested the total amount for the 12 months to March 2017 was £8.1 billion, the lowest level for five years. © Provided by The Press Association What the UK paid to the EU in 2014 The UK’s gross contribution to the EU budget in 2016/17, before the application of the rebate, totalled £16.9 billion or around £325 million a week.

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