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European Commission President Juncker calls on EU to flex global muscle as U.S. retreats

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By Alastair MacdonaldSTRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union should flex its potential strength as a world power as the United States under President Donald Trump pulls back from international engagement, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday.In his annual State of the Union address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Commission president said that when united, the EU was a force to be reckoned with."Whenever Europe speaks as one, we can impose our position on others," Juncker said. With the EU still wounded by Britain's imminent withdrawal, rising ...

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 13:42 IST
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