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Wednesday, 25 June 2014 | MYT 10:30 PM

Netherlands will support Juncker for European Commission president in any vote

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will not block the candidacy of Jean-Claude Juncker for president of the European Commission if the issue comes to a vote at a summit later this week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in parliament on Wednesday.

"If it comes to a vote on Mr Juncker, the Netherlands will not block him but support him," Rutte said, adding it was not certain a decision on the European Commission presidency would be taken at the summit.

Rutte added there was a need for as broad a coalition as possible in Europe behind a reform agenda that would deliver growth and jobs.

(Reporting By Thomas Escritt; editing by John Stonestreet)


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