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29 June 2014

EU leaders offer David Cameron Hope

Britain forced a vote to block the selection of Jean-Claude Juncker, seen as a backer of closer political union, but EU states voted 26-2 in his favour.
The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt said Mr Cameron's fight against Mr Juncker was part of a wider struggle to reform the EU.
Mr Cameron sees the appointment as handing more power to the European Parliament and taking it away from the heads of government, he said.
He added that the U.K. prime minister needed a shift in power back to national parliaments in order to sell the idea of a reformed Europe to the British public.

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