Influence of English is fading, says EU arch Jean-Claude Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took a appropriate during Britain on Friday, observant he would not give a discuss in English since a denunciation was apropos reduction poignant following Brexit. “Slowly though certainly English is losing significance in Europe,” Juncker told a discussion in Florence before switching into French and sketch acclaim from his assembly of EU officials, internal leaders and Italian students.

Juncker, who hails from Luxembourg, speaks several European languages fluently and frequently uses English during general gatherings. He pronounced he also wanted to pronounce French to be improved accepted in France forward of Sunday’s final presidential choosing round. The conference, on a state of a European Union, comes during a time of tensions between Brussels and London forward of grave negotiations over Britain’s withdrawal from a 28-nation bloc.

Juncker pronounced Britain’s preference to leave was “a tragedy”. “We will negotiate sincerely with a British friends, though let’s not forget that a EU is not abandoning a United Kingdom. It is a other approach around. And that will make a disproportion in a years ahead.”

Speaking in English, a European Commission’s arch Brexit negotiator, Frenchman Michel Barnier, pronounced a priority in a talks would be to pledge rights for some 3.2 million EU adults vital in Britain and for some 1.2 million Britons vital in EU member states. He pronounced safeguarding these rights was “a dignified duty”.

“Nevertheless we can be certain that Brexit will fundamentally entail a series of disastrous consequences. This is not a doubt of ‘punishment’. These disastrous consequences simply follow logically from a choice done by a British people.”


British Prime Minister Theresa May pronounced this year that she had offering to pledge a rights of EU adults in Britain immediately though that this thought had been rejected. Barnier denied that others were to censure for a ongoing uncertainty. “The usually means of doubt is Brexit,” he said.

He also discharged suggestions in London that a talks should be mostly secret. “I will do all in my energy to safeguard that information on a negotiations is done open so that an sensitive discuss can take place,” he said. In a pointer of flourishing attrition and frustration, May indicted EU politicians and officials on Wednesday of seeking to lean a outcome of a Jun 8 inhabitant choosing in Britain by arising threats over Brexit.

A German journal during a weekend gave a ban comment of a cooking final week between May and Juncker, stating that he had told May that Brexit could not be a success. The boss of a European parliament, Antonio Tajani, told a Florence discussion that no one was looking to criticise May, who says she called a snap choosing to strengthen her palm in a Brexit negotiations.

“No one wants to meddle in a British elections. Rather, we are happy that during a start of this routine there will be a fast supervision with a charge to solve this problem,” Tajani said. Juncker concurred that a European Union had a “weaknesses” and was partly to censure for a British preference to desert ship. But he pronounced a bloc’s successes, including assisting say assent between nations, were mostly overlooked.

“We are criticised, ripped to pieces, though elsewhere in a universe we are admired,” he said. “We have overcome decades, centuries of bloodshed.”

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