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David Cameron has taken calls from Chancellor Angela Merkel and Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the appointment of the next President of the European Commission, a Downing Street spokesperson said.
David Cameron's call for a vote on Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment as European Commission President has been accepted by the president of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy.
Downing Street said the Prime Minister and Mr van Rompuy agreed to the vote if European leaders cannot agree a "consensus-led approach" on who the next Commission President will be".
A statement from No 10 after the talks said: "The prime minister asked President Van Rompuy to prepare the European Council for a vote on Mr Juncker's nomination.
"Should the European Council choose to depart from a consensus-led approach when it meets this week. President Van Rompuy agreed to work through how a vote would proceed."
David Cameron has vowed to fight on in his attempts to stop Jean-Claude Juncker becoming president of the European Commission.
Despite almost all European leaders now backing the Luxembourg PM, Mr Cameron said he was sticking by his plan to force a vote on the appointment.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Weiner reports as Number 10 prepares for a fight it looks unlikely to win.
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.
David Cameron has met 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 spelled 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.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has hit out at David Cameron over the Prime Minister's attempts to block Jean-Claude Juncker's bid for the European Commission presidency.
ITV News Political Correspondent Libby Weiner is at a speech Mr Farage is giving in London,
George Osborne has suggested that some European leaders are privately behind David Cameron's attempts to block Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission President.
Mr Cameron has argued that the former President of Luxembourg is not the right man to lead the Commission because he will not see through the sorts of the reforms many in Europe want to see.
The Prime Minister is set to discuss the appointment at talks later today at Downing Street with the President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy.
Appearing on Radio 4's Today programme, Mr Osborne suggested Mr Cameron had allies in his bid to stop Mr Juncker, saying: "Privately, a lot of European governments understand that the institutions of Europe need reform...Whether that plays out over the next few days we will see."
David Cameron is still trying to block Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment. He will be trying again tomorrow at Number 10 with the president of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy.
It's not just that Jean-Claude Juncker is a federalist; it's that his appointment would represent a major shift in power away from national governments and towards the European parliament.
That's why Downing Street says that if he's still the candidate at the end of the week they will force an unprecedented vote on wether or not he should get in.
Britain could very well lose such a vote which would not bode well for David Cameron's plan to renegociate and hold a referendum on Britain in Europe.
In other words: If Mr Juncker gets in, it could just push the UK that little bit closer to getting out of the EU.
Nearly half of all British people would vote to leave the European Union under the current terms of membership, a new poll has suggested.
The Observer/Opinium poll found that 48% of people would "definitely" or "probably" vote to leave the EU, with just 37% saying they would definitely or probably vote to stay in.
However, if David Cameron was able to redefine the terms of Britain's relationship with Europe then 42% would definitely or probably choose to stay in.
David Cameron has promised to renegotiate the UK's relationship with Brussels ahead of a planned in/out referendum on membership by the end of 2017 if the Conservatives win the next general election.
The results will come as a further blow to Mr Cameron who looks set to be frustrated in his efforts to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as the European Commission president.
David Cameron will force an unprecedented vote among European leaders on who should be the next European Commission president in a bid to block Jean-Claude Juncker's appointment.
The Prime Minister - who views Juncker as a potential obstacle in his bid to reform the union - will meet with European Council president Herman Van Rompuy on Monday to set out his concerns.
Mr Cameron will call for a vote and expect fellow EU leaders to explain their position on the issue if they are unwilling to consider an alternatives to Mr Juncker.
However, the Prime Minister's attempts to block the appointment look set to fail after nine centre-left leaders declared their support for the former Luxembourg prime minister's nomination.