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EU chief Juncker calls Dutch vote "inspiration"
March 16, 2017 / 10:10 AM / 9 months ago

EU chief Juncker calls Dutch vote "inspiration"

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker congratulated Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on his election victory on Thursday, calling the result which disappointed anti-immigration eurosceptics “an inspiration for many”.

“The people of the Netherlands voted overwhelmingly for the values Europe stands for: free and tolerant societies in a prosperous Europe,” Juncker wrote in a letter posted online.

“Let us build a strong Europe together.”

Reporting by Alastair Macdonald; editing by Robert-Jan Bartunek

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