EU president: ‘Borders are the worst invention ever’

EU president: ‘Borders are the worst invention ever’
European Commission HQ, Brussels. (Image: Am9io Cajander via Wikimedia Commons, Flickr:

[Ed. – Right.  This guy is from Luxembourg (he was formerly the prime minister of Luxembourg), which has been wholly dependent for centuries on the sovereignty of neighboring Germany, France, and Belgium.  Luxembourg has no heritage as an actual “nation,” responsible for stability and peace across the wider region that affects it.  Imagine Rhode Island — similar in size — proclaiming that the borders of the United States are a stupid invention.  What’s informative is that this is the man chosen by the EU of today to be its president.]

Under-fire EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker risked widening divisions with European leaders today by saying borders were the ‘worst invention ever’.

He called for all borders across Europe to be opened, despite the chaos caused over the last year from the flood in refugees fleeing Syria and the wave of terror attacks hitting various continent’s cities. …

He has faced repeated calls to quit after his failure to keep Britain in the EU and the refugee and Greek debt crises.

Today he accepted the Commission ‘deserves criticism’ but insisted national government’s ‘have to share the blame’.

Speaking at the Alpbach Media Academy this morning, Mr Juncker said: ‘Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.’

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