Angela Merkel: 'No drama' over Juncker EC president vote
26 June 2014 Last updated at 14:23 BST
Jean-Claude Juncker should become the next president of the European Commission - even if there is no unanimity over the issue, German chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
She told the German Parliament that a "qualified majority" of European leaders would be acceptable.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he will press the issue to a vote if Mr Juncker is nominated at an EU summit on Friday, but his position has little support.
The BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt reports.