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Union Flags and European Union flags fly near the Elizabeth Tower housing the Big Ben bell during the anti Brexit 'People's March for Europe', in Parliament Square in central London

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Juncker called for an elected "single president" to lead the EU, merging his job as head of the European Commission, the bloc's executive arm, and the president of the European Council of member states, now held by Donald Tusk.

"Turkey has been taking giant strides away from the European Union for some time", Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the executive Commission, said in his annual keynote speech to the European Parliament on the state of the bloc.

Speaking about customs operations at United Kingdom ports, he said: "We recognise that timescales are very challenging and in a no-deal scenario, not everything we would want to put in place will be in place on day one".

With populism at bay and the economy on the upswing, Juncker's annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, is expected to strike a far more optimistic note than previous year.

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Juncker furthermore backed French President Emmanuel Macron's call for a pan-European finance minister, a big step towards deeper integration of the eurozone, whose proponents want to see further united to tackle any future crisis. This will be a very sad and tragic moment in our history.

With regard to the Western Balkans, the European Union should maintain a credible enlargement perspective, despite being clear that there will be no further enlargement during the mandate of this Commission, Juncker said. "Let us make the most of the momentum, catch the wind in our sails".

In the speech, the president painted a bright picture for the future of the EU.

Growth across the union had outstripped the U.S. for the last two years, and eight million jobs had been created.

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After fierce criticism from Britain over inefficiency in the EU, Juncker proposed that his role as president of the European Commission be merged with that of the European Council. "Though I am sure that had eight million jobs been lost, we would have taken the blame".

A spokesperson for the British government said: "Both sides settled on the date after discussions between senior officials in recognition that more time for consultation would give negotiators the flexibility to make progress in the September round".

Brexit negotiators have postponed next week's scheduled round of divorce talks, adding to signs that U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is planning a public speech on her latest strategy.

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