JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE

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JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE

– The former Luxembourg Prime Minister Has Warned the European Commission of too much Interference in the Over-Regulation of Member states Affairs 

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE
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JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE

Jean-Claude Juncker, the  former prime minister of Luxembourg and now president of European  Commission has warned  of too much interference by the European Commission in the affairs of member  states.

In his words, the EU had become involved in “too many domains where member states… are better placed to take action”.

Junker made these comments amidst an intense debate in the UK about EU membership. Voters face a June in-out referendum on the EU and opinion polls opine a very close race.

Mr Juncker also said the EU would not relax its visa conditions for Turkey.

According to him, “criteria (on visa liberalization) will not be watered down in the case of Turkey” while  commenting on the EU’s controversial deal with Turkey aimed at tackling Europe’s migrant crisis.

The EU has promised to grant Turks visa-free travel to the passport-free Schengen zone in return for Turkish efforts to stop boatloads of migrants crossing to the Greek islands, according to BBC

The EU is also given new incentive to Turkey’s long-stalled consultations to join the EU. JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE

Mr Juncker was addressing the Council of Europe, the main European human rights watchdog, in the French city of Strasbourg. The 47-nation body is not an EU institution, although all 28 EU countries are in it.

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Not long after Juncker came to power as EU President in 2014, the Commission, which drafts EU laws, scrapped 80 proposals, in a bid to reduce red tape.

This time, Mr Junker stern about EU’s attempt to over-regulate member-nations’ policies.

“We were wrong to over-regulate and interfere too much,” he said. For decades he has been an influential figure at the heart of EU integration moves.

“It is true we’re not very popular when we advocate for Europe. We’re no longer respected in our countries when we emphasize the need to give priority to the European Union,” Mr Juncker said.

The European project had “lost part of its attractiveness“, he warned, but said the Commission was taking steps to tackle it. JEAN-CLAUDE JUNKER WARNS EUROPEAN UNION OF TOO MUCH INTERFERENCE