Juncker says the wind is back in Europe's sail

Business | 13 Sep 2017 7:54 pm

The European Union is in a healthier economic state than it’s been for more than a decade and is ready to move on from Brexit, the bloc’s top official said today.

Addressing lawmakers at the European Parliament, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is "bouncing back” after a tough decade that’s seen much of the 28-country mired in an economic crisis and Britain vote to leave.

"The wind is back in Europe’s sail,” he said in an upbeat hour-long annual "State of the European Union” address, (pictured), in Strasbourg, France.

The commission proposes EU legislation and polices the bloc’s laws

Juncker said the EU is into its fifth year of economic recovery, with unemployment at a nine-year low.

"Let us make the most of the momentum, catch the wind in our sails,” he said. "Europe can deliver for its citizens where and when it matters.”-AP

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