BRITAIN COULD QUIT EU IF JEAN CLAUDE JUNKER IS ELECTED PRESIDENT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she wants former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker to become the next EU Commission president, reports BBC.

 But some European leaders have voiced opposition to the move.  Mr Juncker belongs to the European People’s Party, which won the most seats in the European polls last week.

 The centre-right party, which also includes Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrat party, won 213 out of 751 seats in the European Parliament and chose Mr Juncker as its candidate for the presidency succeeding Portugal’s Jose Manuel Barroso.  Mr Juncker’s main rival is the Socialist candidate Martin Schulz.

David Cameron has warned he would no longer be able to guarantee that Britain would remain a member of the European Union if European leaders elect Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission chief, Germany’s Der Spiegel said.

02.06.2014