Published On: Wed, Feb 14th, 2018

Juncker BOMBSHELL revelation: EU boss says Cameron APOLOGISED for not supporting him

The Eurocrat claimed the former British Prime Minister apologised for failing to support his candidature in 2014.

said: “I’m sad to say I wasn’t able to make it to the UK which meant Mr Cameron didn’t really know what I was thinking and what my plans were.

“I met Mr Cameron and he apologised many times for saying that he didn’t officially support my candidacy just because I didn’t have the opportunity to visit.”

The European Commissioner added the lack of support from the former Prime Minister highlighted the need for the  to strengthen the current electoral system before the next European election, scheduled for 2019, to allow candidates to better present their political vision.

Presenting plans for the institution’s financial framework post-2020, Mr Juncker said: “That is why it’s important to nominate a lead candidate as quickly as possible

“They will have to face challenges and they will have to represent Europe to make sure that the European electoral campaign is not something which turns into a fragmented national campaign.”

Reports suggest Mr Juncker could be on a collision course with European governments arguing against the process which brought him to power.

The bloc is reportedly engulfed by infighting over the system known as “Spitzenkandidat”, which translates as “leading candidate” awards the Commission presidency to the party winning the most seats in Parliament. 

Mr Juncker claimed victory in 2014 using the same process. 

But as the EU prepares to say goodbye to Mr Juncker next year, French President and other leaders of nations including, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Netherlands, have raised concerns over how democratic the current election process is. 

Denis MacShane, UK’s former minister of Europe, last year branded the process “a symbol for the secretive, undemocratic power plays the EU was supposed to have left behind”.

Mr Juncker recently admitted he “sensed” the European Council was reluctant to put the process forward ahead of the 2019 European election and he feared “conflict”. 

He said: “My sense is that there’s almost a majority against it in Council. 

“This is a conflict between political parties and it could lead to a conflict between this house and the European Council.”

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