Media playback is unsupported on your device

John Major: EU president 'must be big political figure'

18 June 2014 Last updated at 11:40 BST

The European Union needs a "really big political figure" as its president to give it more authority internationally, Sir John Major has said.

The former prime minister told the Today programme he does not believe the ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker is the right candidate for the role.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 18 June.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.