•Commission President-nominee Jean-Claude Juncker takes questions from EFDD group Members at the European Parliament in Brussels, 9 July 2014.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage's statement on EFDD Group meeting with Jean Claude Juncker
Juncker said there was no such thing as a “European People”, that he was opposed to direct democracy at a European level and there would be no change concerning intra EU migration.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage said: “We are very pleased that Mr Juncker chose to come and speak to the most Eurocritical group in the European Parliament which says something about him as a person. We had a polite exchange of views but Mr Juncker made it absolutely clear that on the question of the free movement of peoples across the European Union, there was no question of any negotiation of that position.
"He showed himself to be completely out of touch by saying migration within the EU was a ‘marginal issue.’ In saying this, he will take the UK closer to the EU exit door.
"He also shocked us and is clearly trying to charm the sceptical vote in the Parliament by denying the existence of a European people. This runs contrary to everything I have heard here after being a member of the European Parliament for the last 15 years."