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Mandelson: 'Encouraging signs' over Juncker policies

There are "encouraging signs" over Jean-Claude Juncker's policy agenda after David Cameron failed in his bid to prevent him becoming European Commission president, Lord Mandelson has said.

The Labour peer told the Today programme that Mr Juncker was not a "green-eyed federalist monster" as has been portrayed by some sections of the British media, and praised his wish to drive the EU's share in global markets.

Conservative MP David Davis said while Mr Juncker was a "bad candidate", Mr Cameron must turn his opposition to the European Commission president into a "tactical advantage" to secure constitutional changes that allow Britain to protect "our national interests".

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Monday 30 June.

  • 30 Jun 2014
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