European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has declared that “Borders are the worst invention ever made” in an anti-nationhood speech at the Alpbach European Forum in Austria.
Speaking this weekend, Mr. Juncker – who is still reeling from the defeat of his pro-European Union (EU) lobby in the UK’s Brexit referendum – quoted former French president Francois Mitterrand, who once declared: “we have to fight against nationalism”.
“Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians,” he said, adding that solidarity should be offered to refugees, according to the Alpbach website.
Lamenting the Brexit result, he said: “In the concentration of globalisation and European problems, we must not lose our way”.
A spokesman for the British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Telegraph: “This is not something the prime minister agrees with” with reference to Mr. Juncker’s comments about borders.
Meanwhile, European national leaders including Angela Merkel, Mateo Renzi, and Francois Hollande are meeting to discuss the fallout from Brexit.
Pro-EU leaders are also beginning to show the first signs of panic about the outcome of the forthcoming Hungarian referendum on EU migrant quotas set to take place on October 2nd.
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