Jean-Claude Juncker
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Jean-Claude Juncker news briefing

Ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker is giving a news briefing after being confirmed as the next president of the European Commission.

Earlier, a majority of MEPs approved his nomination in the European Parliament, despite strong opposition from Britain.

He will succeed incumbent Jose Manuel Barroso of Portugal in November.

Mr Juncker has pledged the Commission would be a "political body", not just Europe's civil service.

  • 15 Jul 2014