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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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Juncker appointment a 'good sign for Europe's actions'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pictured with the new European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker Credit: Maurizio Gambarini/DPA/Press Association Images

The appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president is a "very good sign" for Europe's ability to act, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, after a meeting with leaders of south east European countries in Croatia.

Ms Merkel added: "I would like to congratulate Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as EU president with a clear result in the first round of voting [...] It will inspire us to resume the work with the European commission."

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