Juncker 'approved' as European Commision president

European Council leaders have approved the nomination of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission, Council president Herman van Rompuy announced on his official Twitter account.


Decision made. The European Council proposes Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission #EUCO

Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, was nominated at a summit on Friday despite strong objections from David Cameron.

The centre-right Juncker must now appear before the European Parliament and win a confirmation vote set for July 16 on his policy agenda.


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