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EU's Juncker: seize Brexit chance to forge tighter union

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By Alastair MacdonaldSTRASBOURG (Reuters) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker called on EU governments on Wednesday to seize a window of opportunity from Brexit and economic growth to forge a tighter union built around the euro currency and a pivotal role in global trade.In his annual State of the European Union speech, Juncker sketched out a vision of a post-2019 EU where some 30 countries would form a euro zone, with an EU finance minister running key budgets to help states in trouble.Tax and welfare standards would converge and Europe, rather than the United States, would be ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 16:58 IST
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