former Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, left, has won the vote to be the EU's new president and the SNP has hailed his "sensible" stance on Scottish independence and says it could do business with him.

Mr Juncker's appointment, which was opposed by Prime Minister David Cameron, won the vote for the top job by 26-2.

SNP MEP Alyn Smith said: "He has said the independence process is entirely not a matter for the EU and the EU should respect any democratic vote. We can live with that, that's a sensible approach to take."