"I do not accept the comparison of the Nazis with current governments," Juncker said

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I will never accept the comparison between the Nazis and the current governments, said before the Plenary Session of the European Parliament the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

"I am shocked by what Turkey has said about the Netherlands and Germany," he said, referring to the difficult times his family went through during the Nazi occupation of Luxembourg.

"It is unacceptable to compare that era with today. Whoever tries to do so is distancing himself from the EU. The EU has not joined Turkey. "Turkey wants to join the EU," he said.

Regarding the March 9-10 European Council, Juncker underlined the "intense debate" on the Western Balkans.

"I would like to say, on behalf of the Commission and on behalf of the High Representative, that we want to offer the countries of the Western Balkans an unquestionable European perspective," he said. before 2019, caused great confusion in the Balkans.

This is the most complicated region of Europe and that is why in our relations with them we should give all the necessary care.

The conclusions we have adopted at the European Council clearly speak to our ambitions and intentions for the Western Balkans. "We are therefore continuing our accession talks and negotiations with the Balkan countries," he stressed.

Regarding the economic situation of the EU and especially the eurozone, Juncker said with satisfaction that "unemployment is decreasing, growth and employment are increasing thanks to a remarkable job creation".

"Nevertheless, we should not laugh," he said. "Europe has not come out of the economic crisis. "The social crisis continues and we are obliged to pay all the necessary attention to the questions that revolve around socio-economic issues," he said.

"As a Commission, I want us to be ready for April to adopt a series of proposals to create a social pillar. "Social Europe can no longer wait, we must rebuild it now and not in 2025," concluded President Juncker.

Source: philenews