European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned that Britain will regret its decision to leave the European Union and that the bloc will “move on” after London’s departure.
“On March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union. It will be a moment both sad and tragic. We will always regret it and you will regret it soon,” Juncker said Wednesday in his annual state of the union address before the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
“Nonetheless we have to respect the will of the British people, but we will have to make progress, we will move on, because Brexit isn’t everything – it’s not the future of Europe,” he added.
During his defiant speech, Juncker demanded the bloc’s enlargement to the east and the adoption of the euro by every EU country.
The head of the European Commission, a former prime minister of Luxembourg, said he believed that the EU would continue to enlarge after Brexit and “will…