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As a Head of Government he has such right to oppose some candidatures. Fractions and HoGs choosing candidates for Commission President are two separate things - for example Viktor Orban from Hungary is also opposing Juncker candidature but his party is in EPP. For you as radical left supporter that should be better when those parties from Denmark and Finland will be part of eurorealist/euroconservative ECR than theoretical Le Pen fraction.  

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by kataak on Thu Jun 5th, 2014 at 02:21:54 PM EST
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Also as far as I remember Le Pen rejected possibility to cooperate with Jobbik, Golden Dawn and NPD. So they will probably NI. Also I am not sure if ODP and MPT will be part of Green/EFA fraction. They are too conservative for Greens.

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by kataak on Thu Jun 5th, 2014 at 02:32:58 PM EST
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He obviously has the right to support or oppose whatever he wants, but when he publicly allies himself with the angry white pensioner brigade his chances of having his objections heard diminish rapidly.

And if the EP decides to pick a fight over whether Parliament or Council appoint the commission, then there is a good chance that the EP will win, further diminishing whatever little formal weight Cameron's opinions have to be given. If for no other reason then because the Council can't really afford a constitutional crisis right now.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 5th, 2014 at 02:54:08 PM EST
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