Britain, France Snare Top EU Jobs as Eurosketics Blunted

James G. Neuger, Bloomberg, 10.09.2014

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The European Commission’s incoming president, Jean-Claude Juncker, sought to blunt the rising anti-European feeling in the U.K. and France by granting both countries top jobs in guiding the continental economy. [...]

Hill’s appointment was “one of the bigger surprises” on the 28-member commission, said Janis Emmanouilidis, director of studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels. “It sends a strong signal to the U.K. that we’re taking account of your interests.” [...]

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