Juncker rebuff for ‘super state’
Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the European Union executive, said yesterday he was not pushing for a ‘European super-state’ in a rebuff to Brexit supporters who criticise him for seeking closer integration within the bloc.
The European Commission chief spoke as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, in a Brexit policy speech in London, denounced Europe’s attempts at ever-closer linkages of its member countries.
‘Some in British political society are pretending that I am a stupid, stubborn federalist, that I am in favour of an European superstate,’Juncker said. ‘I am strictly against a European super-state. We are not the United States of America ...’