Sweden PM says prepared to support Juncker as EU Commission head

Sweden is prepared to back Jean-Claude Juncker for the EU Commission Presidency, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Wednesday, in a move which leaves Britain`s David Cameron increasingly isolated.

Stockholm: Sweden is prepared to back Jean-Claude Juncker for the EU Commission Presidency, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Wednesday, in a move which leaves Britain`s David Cameron increasingly isolated.

"If Jean-Claude Juncker attracts a qualified majority of heads of state and government and also has the support of the European Parliament, then the Lisbon Treaty rules have been followed and the government recommends that Sweden joins this majority," he told the Swedish parliament`s EU committee, according to news agency TT.