EU, Cameron in summit showdown over top job for Juncker
Published on Jun 27, 2014 4:35 PM
BRUSSELS (AFP) - European leaders gathered in Brussels on Friday to try and resolve a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker's likely nomination as European Commission president which has left Britain isolated and angry.
Although Mr Juncker's appointment is expected to be confirmed at the summit, British Prime Minister David Cameron will force an unprecedented vote on the issue, playing out in the public eye a major disagreement about the EU's future.
Mr Cameron remained bitterly defiant as he arrived for the talks, accusing Mr Juncker of being a man "at the heart of the project to increase the power of Brussels".
"I know the odds are stacked against me, but it doesn't mean you change your mind," he added, knowing that virtually all of the other 27 EU member states would vote for Mr Juncker.
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