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quinta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2017

Paris and Berlin don’t take Juncker’s ‘Union of equality’ seriously

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (C) prepares to pose for a group photo with ambassadors and permanent representatives of the 28 EU members state ahead to a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 08 Sptember 2017.
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Juncker’s core proposal for a “Union of Equality” by encouraging all states to join the euro and other EU structures faces resistance in both non-eurozone countries and potentially in Paris and Berlin, where the newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron and about-to-be-re-elected Chancellor Angela Merkel are readying their own plans.

Juncker proposed EU funding and technical help to encourage non-euro members to get themselves into a position to join.
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State of the Union 2017 Live, as it happened

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gave his annual State of the European Union address at the European Parliament on Wednesday 13 September. EURACTIV.com brings you coverage, analysis and background from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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Juncker’s speech contained “many ambitious proposals” chiming with French ideas, an official at President Emmanuel Macron’s office said yesterday (13 September).

Macron’s office welcomed Juncker’s support for the French president’s proposals on vetting foreign investments considered to be strategic and his backing for democratic conventions.

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