Juncker: Brexit, a tragic moment for Europe

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“I think we still have a chance to reach an agreement with London,” said Juncker, who described Monday’s meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as “constructive and partially positive.” “I do not share the idea of those who think Johnson is playing with us and himself. I think he is trying to find an agreement acceptable to both the British Parliament and the European Parliament, ”he said, according to AFP.

Jean-Claude Juncker regrets that in 2016 the Commission decided not to intervene when the United Kingdom held a referendum on membership of the European Union and 52 percent of the voters voted in favor of leaving. Juncker believes that before the referendum there was “a campaign of lies and fake news”. “In the Commission, we decided not to intervene, at the request of David Cameron,” he added.

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