German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) agreed on Monday to back former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker for candidate for the position of new European Commission president.

According to CDU general secretary Peter Tauber, the CDU unanimously decided to support Juncker in the running for the position of the Commission president in the upcoming EU elections, scheduled for May.  As he told reporters: “(Mr. Juncker) is an outstanding European with who...

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