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Cameron's 'Stop Juncker' Drive Seen As Lose-lose Strategy

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June 16, 2014 AT 6:43 AM
Like a poker player, Prime Minister David Cameron prefers to hold his cards tight to his chest when it comes to clawing back powers from the European Union, lest he blow his bargaining position, aides are fond of saying. Yet he has thrown caution to the wind in dramatizing his implacable opposition to Jean-Claude Juncker, the former prime minister of Luxembourg, becoming the next president of the European Commission, the EU's most powerful job. EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT PRESIDENT AND CENTRE-LEFT'S CANDIDATE TO LEAD EUROPEAN COMMISSION, MARTIN SCHULZ said: Cameron has gone as far as to suggest that Britain will drift closer to the EU exit if he doesn't get his way, a warning that angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel.