- Differences have arisen between the G-7 countries over the successor to the outgoing Head of the European Commission, a direct influence of the European Elections that saw major anti-EU parties come to the fore.
- England PM David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met separately to discuss the possible candidates but failed to reach a consensus.
- While Germany is keen on former Luxembourg premier Jean-Claude Juncker, England feels that he is resistant to the kind of reforms that England is hoping to see in the EU.
- Mr. Cameron is under increasing pressure from the anti-EU United Kingdom Independence Party, which won the majority votes, and has been referring to the restructuring of relations between England and Germany.
- If Juncker is chosen, England may advance the in-out referendum scheduled for 2017.
- Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/no-accord-on-european-commission-chief/article6087352.ece
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