Cameron firm on new European Union boss

David Cameron appeared to win his first foray in the battle to select the new European Commission president.

During late night talks in Brussels, the Prime Minister made clear he would not back the front runner vying to take the European Union's top job and other leaders agreed they should look around for more candidates.

Jean-Claude Juncker, an EU veteran with federalist ambitions, had arrived in Brussels signalling he wanted immediate official backing to succeed Jose Manuel Barroso as European Commission president later this year.

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Leaders set to review EU's agenda after Eurosceptic surge

European leaders will review the economic area's agenda after voters "sent a strong message" in the election which saw a surge from Eurosceptic parties, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said.