Brexit: EU chief Juncker warns United Kingdom 'will regret it'

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The European Parliament's top Brexit envoy says not enough progress has been made in discussions between Britain and the European Union for any negotiations on a future trade relationship to begin.

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, used an annual State of the Union speech on Wednesday to pour scorn over Erdogan's track record since he survived a coup attempt in mid-2016.

"I think the debate will roll on, you'll never please everybody", said Payne during the talk.

Juncker also said that the "euro accession instrument" will help non-Eurozone countries enter the European Union signle currency area. "Brexit isn't everything. It's not the future of Europe".

The comments come after the President of the European Commission said the referendum result marked a "very sad and tragic moment" for the EU but vowed to "keep moving".

On migration, Juncker called for increased border security on Europe's borders.

He insisted it was "high time" that Romania and Bulgaria were included in the passport-free travel area and Croatia should follow soon.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has offered Brussels "a future partnership with the European Union of depth and breadth, taking in diplomacy, defence and security, and development" in an article for The Times.

He described a post-Brexit EU with all member states part of the banking union, where there are funds to protect the euro, reinforced social standards, and a defence union.

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage described Mr Juncker's address as "the most open, honest and truly worrying" speech he had heard in his time as an MEP. "Brexit has happened, full steam ahead".

Pro-Brexit supporters argued before the EU referendum previous year that closer defence cooperation between the bloc's member states was another sign of closer union, and on Tuesday the Veterans for Britain group said the paper was "a grave mistake".

Lawmakers voted 601 to 69 in favour of the bill, part of a move to extend the exemption of worldwide flights from the EU's cap-and-trade system pending the adoption of last year's United Nations deal on tackling aircraft emissions.

In stark contrast to the previous two years, dominated by existential fears raised by the Greek debt crisis, migrants crossing the Mediterranean in the hundreds of thousands, and Britain's 2016 Brexit vote, officials said Juncker wants the European Union to seize a window of opportunity to strengthen its integration.

Speaking on Sky News, the politician was asked if he thought the United Kingdom would in fact "regret" Brexit, which was backed by 17.4million people.