E.U. to snub U.K. over Juncker appointment

Jun 27, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT
European People's Party (EPP) candidate to head the European commission Jean Claude Juncker arrives for the announcement of the European elections results at the European Parliament in Brussels, on May 25, 2014.
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E.U. leaders meeting in Brussels are expected to confirm former Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker as the next president of the European Commission. The move comes despite strong opposition from Britain. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said "the odds are stacked against me" over Mr Juncker, but stressed that he would stick to his principles. He believes Mr Juncker is too much in favour of closer political union and might block EU reform.
Background:
E.U. set to snub U.K. over Juncker as Commission chief [BBC]
David Cameron to threaten E.U. with 'consequences' if Jean-Claude Juncker appointed as E.C. president [The Telegraph]