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Juncker urges EU to 'catch the wind in our sails'

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By Alastair MacdonaldSTRASBOURG (Reuters) - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker urged EU governments on Wednesday to take advantage of Brexit and an economic upswing to forge a tighter union at the heart of world trade.In the EU's equivalent of a U.S. president's State of the Union address, Juncker pledged to wrap up trade talks with Mexico and Brazil and proposed limiting China's ability to buy up European companies in infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy.A veteran of dealmaking through decades of fractious European Union politics, Juncker said he had often despaired at ...

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 14:16 IST