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EU must grasp world role as U.S. retreats, Juncker says

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By Alastair MacdonaldSTRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union must flex its muscles as a world power, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, as he spoke critically of U.S. President Donald Trump's retreat from international engagement.In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Juncker, who is entering his final year as president of the European Commission, urged EU states to bridge angry divisions over budgets, immigration and other issues in order to capitalise on a chance to shape the world."Whenever Europe speaks as one, we can ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 21:17 IST