English language exit talk was only banter, says EU’s Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was only joking when he said the English language was on the way out in Europe due to Brexit, he said on Friday.

“Slowly but surely English is losing importance in Europe,” Juncker told a conference in Florence in May, speaking in English before then switching to French and drawing applause from his audience.

Asked on Friday if French would indeed be the future language of Europe, Juncker said in English: “It’s always dangerous to make jokes about that.”

“I gave a speech in Florence in May and...


English language exit talk was only banter, says EU’s Juncker


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