Cameron Defeated as Brussels Elects Juncker for Top EU Job

by Editor | June 28, 2014 3:16 am

CNN – Jean-Claude Juncker is a step closer to becoming the next president of the European Commission after EU leaders approved his nomination, despite strong opposition from Britain.

Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, announced in a tweet: “Decision made. The European Council proposes Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission.”

Only British Prime Minister David Cameron and his Hungarian counterpart Viktor Orban voted against Juncker.

The former Luxembourg prime minister will represent the 28-strong union globally and become the answer to the question posed by American presidents for decades: “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?”

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