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PM in awkward meeting with Jean-Claude Juncker

David Cameron has endured an awkward-looking encounter with Jean-Claude Juncker after failing to block his appointment to the EU's top job. The Prime Minister held one-on-one talks with the Commission President in Brussels this morning after a summit of European leaders.

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European Parliament to vote on Juncker

Juncker has called for a €300 billion public-private investment programme to revive the European economy. Credit: PA Images

The European Parliament is to vote on Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination to replace Jose Manuel Barroso as head of the European Commission.

Juncker needs an absolute majority of 376 votes in the 751 seat Parliament to get the job.

The vote has been brought forward by a day to allow enough time before EU leaders meet in Brussels to decide on a package of other top EU jobs.

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