Juncker announces new code of conduct for European Union executive members

Juncker announces new code of conduct for European Union executive members

On strengthening Europe's trade program, Juncker said that, "Europe has always been an attractive partner to trade with, and now countries from all over the world are knocking on our door". But we will keep moving. "We will move on because Brexit isn't everything, it's not the future of everything, it's not the be all and end all".

Pro-Brexit supporters argued before the EU referendum previous year that closer defence cooperation between the bloc's member states was another sign of closer union, and on Tuesday the Veterans for Britain group said the paper was "a grave mistake".

Moreover, Juncker proposed to organize a summit in Romania on March 30, 2019, to set out the European Union future after Brexit.

Veterans for Britain, which campaigned vigorously for a Leave vote during the 2016 referendum, says that such an arrangement would amount to "an abdication of Defence powers" and would "betray British voters" who believed that leaving the European Union would mean putting an end to its ambitions to integrate the United Kingdom into its military integration schemes.

The European Commission long ago confirmed that Bulgaria and Romania had fulfilled all the conditions, but there has been no consensus within the EU Council.

Mr Juncker said the euro is destined to become the common currency of the "entire" European Union.

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He made it clear that "this excludes Turkey's entry into the European Union for the time being".

Mr Junker noted the wrapping up of a trade deal with Canada during the previous year, and negotiations on deals with Japan, Australia and New Zealand. "The new minister should coordinate all European Union financial instruments that can be deployed when a member state is in a recession or hit by a fundamental crisis".

His latest comments are a barometer of the political mood in European Union national capitals regarding Erdogan, whose support for a 2016 pact stemming a wave of Mideastern refugees into the bloc its leaders are still counting on.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker presented his vision of the future of the European Union on Wednesday, which is to achieve stronger cooperation in the field of banking, defence, intelligence, foreign and trade policy.

"Europe would be easier to understand if one captain was steering the ship", he argued. This is seen as essential to get member states to agree new rules on asylum to share out responsibilities and give more help to genuine refugees. He also called for trade pacts with Australia and New Zealand.

"We need a European minister of economy and finance to promote structural reform in our member states".

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