Jean Claude Juncker, a long-time president of the European Council, painted an ominous portrait of Europe, claiming there ‘chilling’ parallels in 2013 with 100 years ago – the eve of the First World War.
He said the eurozone crisis had exposed long-standing tensions between countries.
Mr Juncker, 58, who is also prime minister of Luxembourg, stopped short of saying that war was on the horizon but warned: ‘The demons haven’t been banished; they are merely sleeping.’
'Sentiments suddenly surfaced that we thought had been finally relegated to the past. The Italian election was also excessively anti-German and thus un-European.
'Anyone who believes that the eternal issue of war and peace in Europe has been permanently laid to rest could be making a monumental error.'
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