‘ Cameron Forces Unprecedented Vote on Next President of the European Commission ‘

#AceFinanceNews – BRUSSELS – June 24 – UK prime minister David Cameron is to force EU leaders to vote on whether to appoint Jean Claude Juncker to become the next president of the European Commission at a summit later this week.

  • Cameron is against both the Spitzenkandidat process and Juncker personally (Photo: consilium.europa.eu)

"I had a full and frank discussion with Herman van Rompuy. I told him there must be a vote on Commission president," Cameron tweeted after a meeting with the EU council president on Monday (23 June).

Van Rompuy had "agreed to work through how a vote would proceed", the prime minister’s office said following the meeting.

EU leaders will gather for a summit in Ypres and Brussels starting on Thursday (26 June) in which they are meant to agree a commission president candidate and a policy programme for the next five years.

A vote would be unprecedented.

Traditionally, EU leaders decide on the leader of the EU executive by consensus following a formal discussion.

BBC News reported last night that Cameron’s meeting with Van Rompuy ended with an impasse, next move Cameron as game stands at check ………..