Mr Juncker admitted he did not want any more “exits”: Nexit, Oexit, Dexit, Frexit or otherwise.
How will Mr Juncker feel that day, I asked.
It’s an invoice that MBrexetr Juncker insists must be paid.
Despite mutterings about the Commission drawing up a £50bn ($63bn) bill, Mr Juncker said the precise amount remained to be “scientifically calculated.”
Well, that of course will depend on what kind of future relationship the UK and EU can hammer out during Brexit negotiations.
Brexit is a failure and a tragedy, says EC chief Juncker
Asked how he felt about Brexit, Juncker said: “It is a failure and a tragedy.
European commission president confirms Britain will get a bill for leaving, but said this did not represent a ‘punishment’Brexit is “a failure and a tragedy”, the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has said.
“I am strongly committed to preserving the rights of Europeans living in Britain and British people living on the European continent,” he said.
UK will rejoin the EU one day, suggests Jean-Claude Juncker Read moreSpeaking to the BBC, Juncker said: “It will be a bill reflecting former commitments by the British government and by the British parliament.
I will be sad, as I was sad when the vote in the referendum took place in Britain.
The EU Commission chief reflected on Britain’s “tragic” Brexit decision, saying he will be “sad” when Article 50 is finally triggered.
And shockingly Mr Juncker conceded it will be the end of the beleagured bloc if other nations follow in the footsteps of Britain and leave.
The EU boss was also forced to admit Brexit was a “failure” for the now 27-member bloc.
BBC Jean-Claude Juncker said the end of the EU is inevitable if more members leave Mr Juncker’s remarks point to the growing eurosceptic movement sweeping the Continent fuelled by Britain’s momentous Brexit decision.
When quizzed over the EU’s negotiating strategy, Mr Juncker said the bloc would be “friendly” and “fair”.