Juncker named to head European Commission: Van Rompuy

AFP , Friday 27 Jun 2014

EU leaders on Friday named former Luxembourg premier Jean-Claude Juncker to head the European Commission, in the face of bitter British opposition.

Herman Van Rompuy, who heads the European Council of leaders, said in a tweeted message: "Decision made. The European Council proposes Jean-Claude Juncker as the next President of the European Commission."

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