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Team Juncker put to party politics test

Still, the president-elect's nominees are expected to survive EU power struggle

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IN THE THICK OF IT: There is mutual dependence between EU's two main political families - Mr Juncker's (left) European People's Party and the centre-left Socialists and Democrats of Mr Schulz. Britain's Mr Hill has been called for a second hearing on Tuesday.

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IN THE THICK OF IT: There is mutual dependence between EU's two main political families - Mr Juncker's European People's Party and the centre-left Socialists and Democrats of Mr Schulz. Britain's Mr Hill (above) has been called for a second hearing on Tuesday.

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PARTY politics seems set to trump concerns about the competence and suitability of several candidates for the European Commission when lawmakers pass judgment on Jean-Claude Juncker's most controversial nominees this week.

The European Parliament has flexed its muscles by

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