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Jean-Claude Juncker declares his love for Europe

Juncker showed his emotional side during his State of the Union speech

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Jean-Claude Juncker declares his love for Europe

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If Theresa May has earned the nickname of the May-bot because of a supposed lack of empathy, the same accusation cannot be leveled at Jean-Claude Juncker.

In fact, critics of the European Commission president might argue that his faults stem from the fact that he is too human.

And Juncker gave another demonstration of his emotional side during his State of the Union speech when he proclaimed his lifelong passion for Europe.

“I have lived and worked for the European project my entire life. I have seen good times and bad, “ he told MEPs.

“I have always fought for Europe. At times I have suffered with and because of Europe and even despaired for it. Through thick and thin, I have never lost my love of Europe. But there is rarely love without pain. Love for Europe because Europe and the European Union have achieved something unique in this fraying world: peace within and outside of Europe. Prosperity for many if not yet for all.”