EU's Borrell under fire for calling outside world a 'jungle'

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The EU's top diplomat Josep Borrell has been urged to apologise after describing the world outside Europe as a potentially violent "jungle".

"Europe is a garden," Mr Borrell said in a speech in Belgium, but "most of the rest of the world is a jungle, and the jungle could invade the garden".

Mr Borrell's analogy was meant to persuade rookie diplomats that Europe should seek alliances to avoid hostilities with the outside world.