Conservatives pick Juncker as European Commission candidate (15)

EU business 2014.03.07 17:38
Jean-Claude Juncker - Photo EU Council (DUBLIN) - European conservatives Friday picked former Luxembourg prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker as their candidate to be the next European Commission president - igniting the centre right grouping's campaign for European elections in May. Juncker comfortably defeated Michel Barnier, a French EU commissioner, at a congress of the European People's Party (EPP) in Dublin by 382 votes to 245.
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