December 14, 2018 / 1:50 PM / a month ago

UK PM May: Juncker's 'nebulous' comment not aimed at me

British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives to attend a news conference after a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister said European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had clarified during an animated conversation on Friday that he had not called her “nebulous”.

May had earlier been filmed on an official video remonstrating with Juncker at an EU summit in Brussels where she appeared to be accusing him of labeling her nebulous, a term he used on Thursday to describe the debate around Brexit.

“I had a robust discussion with Jean-Claude Juncker,” she told reporters. “I think that’s the sort of discussion you’re able to have when you have developed a working relationship and you work well together.

“And what came out of that was his clarity that he had been talking, when he used that particular phrase, ... about a general level of debate.”

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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