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German vice-chancellor backs EU top candidates

05.05.14 @ 14:46

  1. By EUOBSERVER

German vice-chancellor and Social Democrat leader Sigmar Gabriel has warned against choosing someone other than the two top candidates for the European Commission presidency after the EU elections, Spiegel reports. "The European Parliament will have the last say," he said. Martin Schulz, the Socialist top candidate, is an SPD member.