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European Commission president Juncker thanked the Southern European country for playing a major role as first responders during the migrant crisis.

During his State of the Union speech, Mr Juncker said: "In the summer months, the Commission worked in harmony with the Prime Minister, my dear friend Paolo Gentiloni, and his Government. 

"We did it and continue to do it because, in the Mediterranean, is saving the honour of Europe.

GETTY/EUROPARLMr Juncker thanked for its

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