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JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker has delivered his much-anticipated State of the Union speech with a snub to Britain by insisting the European Union (EU) will move towards greater integration despite Brexit.
REBECCA PERRING & JOEY MILLAR
Juncker is delivering a speech in Strasbourg
Mr Kovatchev said Brussels should continue to work towards helping the EU “recover economicially”.
10:12am: France’s Nicolas Bay has said the EU parliament is “still as ridiculous as it was last year”
He accused Mr Juncker of having a “lack of respect for the people of Europe”.
10:06am: Sweden’s Peter Lundgren told Juncker “we want tangible solutions to tangible problems.
He said: “You don’t manage to do this.
“What about the future of our young people?
“It remains vague visions and dreams and more federalisation is what you seem to be pleading for.”
Farage has accused the EU of not learning since the Brexit vote
Farage looks on as Verhofstadt attacks him
Guy Verhofstadt has laid into the UK and Nigel Farage
Gianni Pittella said a ‘new wind of hope blowing over Europe’
Weber says the EU must ‘defend the European way of life’
Juncker is calling for a ‘more unified’ Union