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25/08/2016

Commission reacts to Van Rompuy’s election anger

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Commission reacts to Van Rompuy’s election anger

European Commission spokesperson Jonathan Todd commented on Tuesday on the clash between European Council president Herman Van Rompuy’s and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso over the procedure to appoint the next Commission President following the EU elections.

In an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Council President Herman van Rompuy expressed his opposition to the election of the next Commission President via a battle of “leading candidates” of the main political families at the European elections.