Skip to comments.Britain seen empty-handed in EU top jobs carve-up
Posted on 07/11/2014 10:23:55 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Britain may come away empty-handed when European Union leaders carve up a package of top EU jobs next week, due to its fierce opposition to Jean-Claude Junckers appointment as the next European Commission president.
Prime Minister David Cameron angered his peers in June by breaking with a tradition of taking decisions by consensus and forcing them to vote on whether Juncker should head the EU executive. Only Britain and Hungary voted no.
Cameron publicly branded Juncker a career insider of Brussels and said his selection was a bad day for Europe.
After the mess at the last summit, many leaders are much less willing to accommodate Britain, far less reward it with top jobs, one EU diplomat said.
(Excerpt) Read more at uk.reuters.com ...