European Commission Presidency

‘The new battle for Europe’

Published on 6 June 2014 at 09:59


“The frontrunner to head the European Commission has lashed out at Britain in a sign of sharply increasing tensions between Downing Street and Brussels over the race for the top job,” writes The Times. Jean-Claude Juncker, the most likely candidate for the European Commission presidency and an “arch-federalist whose election would horrify [British Prime Minister] David Cameron”, declared during the G7 meeting in Brussels on 5 June that he “viewed Britain as the principal opponent” to his bid.
Juncker is currently seeking support from EU leaders for his candidacy in the wake of European elections in which his European People’s Party garnered the most votes.

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