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No other countries will quit EU after Britain: Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker said Britain would need to get used to being treated as a non-member

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A woman holds a Union Flag shopping bag in London Reuters

European Commission President is not worried about other countries leaving the bloc after because Brexit will make them see it is not a good option, he said in a newspaper interview.

Asked by Bild am Sonntag newspaper if other member states would follow Britain's example in quitting, Juncker said: "No. Britain's example will make everyone realise that it's not worth leaving."

He added: "On the contrary, the remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the "

The EU's 27 leaders plan to declare "Europe is our common future" during a meeting in Rome next week to mark 60 years of the bloc.

Juncker said would need to get used to being treated as a non-member.

"Half memberships and cherry-picking aren't possible. In Europe you eat what's on the table or you don't sit at the table," he added.

Juncker said more countries would join the in future, although not during his time in office, which runs until 2019, because none of the candidates fulfils the conditions yet.

 

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

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No other countries will quit EU after Britain: Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker said Britain would need to get used to being treated as a non-member

Juncker said Britain would need to get used to being treated as a non-member

European Commission President is not worried about other countries leaving the bloc after because Brexit will make them see it is not a good option, he said in a newspaper interview.

Asked by Bild am Sonntag newspaper if other member states would follow Britain's example in quitting, Juncker said: "No. Britain's example will make everyone realise that it's not worth leaving."

He added: "On the contrary, the remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the "

The EU's 27 leaders plan to declare "Europe is our common future" during a meeting in Rome next week to mark 60 years of the bloc.

Juncker said would need to get used to being treated as a non-member.

"Half memberships and cherry-picking aren't possible. In Europe you eat what's on the table or you don't sit at the table," he added.

Juncker said more countries would join the in future, although not during his time in office, which runs until 2019, because none of the candidates fulfils the conditions yet.

 

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

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No other countries will quit EU after Britain: Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker said Britain would need to get used to being treated as a non-member

European Commission President is not worried about other countries leaving the bloc after because Brexit will make them see it is not a good option, he said in a newspaper interview.

Asked by Bild am Sonntag newspaper if other member states would follow Britain's example in quitting, Juncker said: "No. Britain's example will make everyone realise that it's not worth leaving."

He added: "On the contrary, the remaining member states will fall in love with each other again and renew their vows with the "

The EU's 27 leaders plan to declare "Europe is our common future" during a meeting in Rome next week to mark 60 years of the bloc.

Juncker said would need to get used to being treated as a non-member.

"Half memberships and cherry-picking aren't possible. In Europe you eat what's on the table or you don't sit at the table," he added.

Juncker said more countries would join the in future, although not during his time in office, which runs until 2019, because none of the candidates fulfils the conditions yet.

 

(Reporting by Michelle Martin; Editing by Ruth Pitchford)

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