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UK outvoted in EU president ballot

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 00:52

EU moves to assuage British prime minister after outvoting him in European Commission president poll. Natalie Thomas reports.

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Security on high alert as the most powerful men in Europe arrive in Brussels They were here to choose the new European Commission president. And with 26-2 in favour for Jean Claude Juncker, it was a resounding victory for the former Luxembourg prime minister. British Prime Minister, David Cameron was vocally opposed to Juncker's nomination. He sees Juncker is a figure uninterested in EU reform. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "In a Europe crying out for reform, we have gone for the career insider, you know, who probably knows every furrow of this building but anyway, we now have to get on with it, but was it the right thing to do, to make this stand? I absolutely believe it was and I would do it all over again." Despite Cameron finding himself in the minority, there was no gloating from other leaders. They're promising to address his concerns about the future of the EU.

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UK outvoted in EU president ballot

Saturday, June 28, 2014 - 00:52