Luxembourg PM: 'UK will become euro zone member'

Jean-Claude Juncker believes the UK will soon join the euro currency. Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Luxembourg Prime Minister, Jean-Claude Juncker has predicted that the UK will eventually join the euro currency.

He told The Times that the eurozone would emerge “stronger than ever” and the UK could soon become a member of the euro area.

The president of Eurogroup said: “The moment will come when the United Kingdom, after looking at reality, will say to itself that it is better to be in the essential machine of Europe than to sit in the stand watching the action.

"I have always believed that, in spite of occasional bitterness, the European Union without Britain is no longer the European Union. For strictly national reasons and not out of any continental romanticism, the United Kingdom will become a member of the eurozone.”