Merkel and Cameron in battle over European Commission

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The leaders of Sweden, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands are meeting at a mini-EU summit near Stockholm to try to reach a consensus on European reform. The controversial question of who is to head the European Commission is likely to be discussed, but not officially. UK PM David Cameron is expected to try to get leaders on-side to block Jean-Claude Juncker taking the job. It sets him against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who publicly supports the ex-Luxembourg leader’s appointment. Few details from the summit have emerged. However, job creation, institutional changes in the EU and structural reforms to boost EU competitiveness were said to be high on the…

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