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Don’t Underestimate EU Warnings on Membership Talks, Juncker Tells Turkey

BRUSSELS, Nov 26 – Turkey should heed European Union warnings over halting membership talks and carry out reforms demanded by the bloc, the president of the European Commission said on Saturday in a newspaper interview. Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday’s vote by the European Parliament to suspend talks with Ankara should not be underestimated because, although

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Brexit Not the End of European Union, Juncker says

By Alastair Macdonald and Robin Emmott STRASBOURG, Sept 14 – The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, sought on Wednesday to rally support for the European Union, saying the bloc battered by the UK Brexit referendum was not about to break up despite its existential crisis. In setting out the Commission’s plans for the

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EU’s Juncker Sees “Great Risk” to Migrant Deal with Turkey

ZURICH, July 30 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is concerned that a deal struck with Turkey in March on handling a wave of migrants bound for Europe could collapse, he told an Austrian newspaper. “The risk is great. The success of the pact so far is fragile. (Turkish) President (Tayyip) Erdogan has several times

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No Brexit Talks For Several Months, EU’s Juncker Concedes

PARIS, July 25 – Britain will need months of preparation before Brexit talks can start, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, chiding the government in London for not preparing better for the possibility of a ‘Leave’ vote. Juncker, who also confirmed Britain would lose unrestricted access to the internal European Union market if

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EU’s Juncker Sees Progress in Migrant Crisis, Praises Merkel

BERLIN, Feb 17 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told Germany’s Bild daily that Europe is making progress in tackling the migrant crisis and praised Chancellor Angela Merkel for sticking to “long-sighted” policies in the face of criticism. In an interview published on Wednesday, a day before leaders hold a closely-watched summit on the refugee

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