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EU chief to Britain: 'You'll be sorry'

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (bottom centre) addresses the members of the European Parliament in Strasbourg in the so-called State of the Union debate on Wednesday (AP photo)

BRUSSELS: The European Union is in a healthier economic state than it's been for more than a decade and is ready to move on from Brexit, the bloc's top official said Wednesday.

Addressing lawmakers at the European Parliament, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU is "bouncing back" after a tough decade that's seen much of the 28-country mired in an economic crisis and Britain vote to leave.

Juncker vowed that the EU "will move forward once Britain leaves," saying that "Brexit is not everything. It's not the future of Europe."

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