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Juncker vows EU to work 'to last moment' for Brexit deal

By AFP
  • Published : Apr 3, 2019 - 22:07
  • Updated : Apr 3, 2019 - 22:07

BRUSSELS (AFP) -- EU leader Jean-Claude Juncker vowed Wednesday to work until the last moment to prevent a "no deal" Brexit, but admitted this now appears to be a likely result.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (left) (AFP-Yonhap)

Addressing the European Parliament after Prime Minister Theresa May asked for a short postponement, Juncker said Britain remains on course for Brexit next week.

"I will do everything to avoid the United Kingdom's disorderly departure," Juncker said, warning that only populists and nationalists would celebrate a "no deal".