Harriet Line, David Wilcock and Shaun Connolly, Press Association 11 December, 2018 12:20 Theresa May has been dealt a heavy blow in her bid to secure new reassurances from fellow EU leaders over her Brexit deal, as the European Commission president declared there was "no room whatsoever for renegotiation". Jean-Claude Juncker said the Withdrawal Agreement on offer was the "best deal possible" and the "only deal possible" as the Briitsh prime minister embarked on emergency Brexit talks with her Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in The Hague. He offered a glimmer of hope to Mrs May by saying there was room to give "further clarifications and further interpretations without opening the Withdrawal Agreement". The prime minister will also meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel today in her bid to gain reassurances on the exit deal from European leaders ahead of a crunch EU summit on Thursday, after leaving Westminster in turmoil. She will then travel on to Brussels, … [Read more...] about Jean-Claude Juncker warns Theresa May there is ‘no room’ for Brexit negotiation
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Jean-Claude Juncker ruled out any renegotiation of the Irish border backstop at a session of the European Parliament where senior MEPs dangled the prospect of a second referendum or a close Norway-style relationship with the EU before Brexit Britain. The president of the European Commission said that “further clarifications and interpretations” could be given over the backstop but there was "no room whatsoever" to reopen the Brexit withdrawal agreement. EU Europe ministers also warned there was no chance of reopening talks over the Brexit treaty as they met to prepare for a European Council summit of leaders this Thursday in Brussels. Mrs May, who postponed the ‘meaningful vote’ on her Brexit... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week … [Read more...] about Jean-Claude Juncker warns there is ‘no room whatsoever’ to renegotiate Brexit backstop
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker today said that Theresa May's Brexit Withdrawal Agreement is the "best deal possible" and the "only deal possible", with "no room whatsoever for renegotiation". Mr Juncker's remark came as the Prime Minister arrived in the Hague for further talks with EU leaders including Angela Merkel. Mr Juncker said: "I will see Mrs May this evening and I have to say here in the Parliament, as I did say before in this Parliament, the deal we have achieved is the best deal possible - it is the only deal possible." MEPs applauded as Mr Juncker said: "There is no room whatsoever for renegotiation, but of course there is room if used intelligently, there is room enough to give further clarifications and further interpretations without opening the Withdrawal Agreement. "This will not happen: everyone has to note that the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened." He said earlier that Brexit was a "surprise guest" at the European Council, … [Read more...] about Jean-Claude Juncker says ‘no renegotiation on Brexit deal’ as Theresa May arrives in the Hague
JEAN Claude Juncker is the current President of the European Commission. But who is he and when did he get the job? Here's our lowdown... Who is Jean-Claude Juncker? Jean-Claude Juncker is a Luxembourgish politician and current President of the European Commission. He is fluent in Luxembourgish, French, German, and English. He was the 23rd Prime Minsiter of Luxembourg, and served as the country's Minister for Finances from 1989 to 2009. How old is he? Jean-Claude was born on 9 December 1954. The 63-year-old was born in Redange, Luxembourg, and grew up in Belvaux. 'THIS IS BRUTAL' Dynasties viewers left traumatised as penguin chick abandoned by its mum DEAD WRONG Plaque in 'loving memory' of SADDAM HUSSEIN appears on bench in bizarre prank RAM RAID TRIAL Moment 'samurai sword-wielding gang knife hero outside jewellery store' instafan Student haunted by mystery 'stalker' lookalike who copies her social media posts FIRES OF HELL What caused the California wildfires and why have they … [Read more...] about How old is Jean-Claude Juncker and when did he become President of the European Commission?
THIS is the bizarre moment Jean Claude Juncker was forced to leave a press conference half way though - amid claims he was ill. The President of the European Commssion yesterday shuffled off stage in Brussels, helped by aides. An official is seen approaching the 63-year-old and observing his feet at the podium - with some speculating he was wearing two different coloured shoes. But it appeared to be a trick of the light, with both shoes appearing black as he exited the room through a side door. The video was taken after a joint presser with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and European Council President Donald Tusk. But the EU commission said he was coughing and wanted to do so away from the stage. He briefly came back to the press conference shortly after and resumed taking questions - even taking a dig at a reporter who asked a question in English. A Commission spokesman said: "He has a cold and he was coughing. He didn’t want to cough next to the president [of … [Read more...] about Eurocrat Jean Claude Juncker leaves press-conference half-way through after ‘falling ill’