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Britain's Cameron vows to oppose Juncker 'to the end'

Published on Jun 18, 2014 1:35 AM

LONDON (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Tuesday to fight to the bitter end to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next head of the European Commission.

Mr Juncker is the candidate backed by the European People's Party, the largest group in the European Parliament, as well as by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

But Mr Cameron strongly opposes his candidacy, saying he is a federalist who will not adopt the reforms that London says are needed to put the 28-member bloc back on track.

At a press conference in London with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Cameron said he was opposed to "having someone put on us by the EU parliament through a fairly strange set of elections." "I will continue to be opposed to that right until the end - there is no question of changing my view on that," he added.

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