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Cameron gets Swedish backing in urging Merkel to drop Juncker

Britain's David Cameron will get backing from Sweden today as he urges Angela Merkel to drop her support for Jean-Claude Juncker as the next head of the European Commission.

9th June, 2014
Former Luxembourg prime minister Jean Claude Juncker who wants to be the next head of the European Commission

British prime minister David Cameron will get backing from his Swedish counterpart, Fredrik Reinfeldt, today as he urges German Chancellor Angela Merkel to drop her support for Jean-Claude Juncker as the next head of the European Commission.

The three will meet along with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands at Reinfeldt’s summer retreat in Harpsund, Sweden.

Reinfeldt signalled his opposition to Juncker’s candidacy in an interview with the Financial Times, in which...

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