Disinfo: Juncker warns: Europe will become too small and it will not be important

Summary
The president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker warns that Europe will become too “small” and it will not be important anymore on the international stage. It risks to loose its position in G7.
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In his original speech at the Carlos de Amberes foundation, president Juncker did not say that Europe will become less important or would lose its position in G7 as a whole. He mentioned that Europe's population will become smaller compared to other nations and that working together as an "indivisible entity" would be key. Here is the quote: "By the end of 20th century Europe represented 20% of global population, today - it's 6% (...). In a few years, none of the EU member states will account for even 1% of the world's population. In a few years, there will be no EU member state member of G7. Therefore, (...) we will have to rediscover our forces that make us an active whole and an indivisible entity".

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 116
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 21/07/2018
  • Language/target audience: Romanian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: G7, Jean-Claude Juncker, European Union, Russian superiority

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