David Cameron has had a "full and frank discussion" with the President of the European Council ahead of an expected clash at a Brussels summit over the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker to the EU's top job.
The Prime Minister is believed to have spelt out to Herman van Rompuy why he is determined to fight "until the end" the appointment as president of the European Commission of the former Luxembourg PM, who Britain regards as an ultra-federalist and a roadblock to reform.
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