Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, discovered that he did not have a chair during a diplomatic visit to Ankara (Turkey) in Europe. We explain the dispute to you.
The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen was surprised because the President of the European Council Charles Michel occupied Turkish President Recep Tower during his visit to Ankara, Turkey. The only available seat next to Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Ursula von der Lehn relegated to the couch
According to images from Tuesday’s meeting, when Turkish leaders Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Charles Michel occupied the two seats in the center of the stage, Ursula von der Lehn was Relegated to a hidden sofa.
Eric Mamer, European Executive Spokesperson, said: “President von der Leyen was surprised. She decided to continue her efforts to put substantive issues above the agreement. But this is not It means she doesn’t take this incident seriously.”
It also emphasizes the level of agreement, which is equivalent between Charles Michel and Ursula von der Leyen. Eric Mamer explained: “The chairperson of the committee and the chairperson of the council have the same protocol level. They should sit in the same place.”
In foreign countries, the chairman of the council has priority over the chairman of the committee.
Among Charles Michel’s entourage, we recalled the inherent protocol scene of the Lisbon Treaty. A relative was quoted as saying: “The “Lisbon Treaty” stipulates that abroad, the chairman of the Security Council shall have priority over the chairman of the committee. world.
In 2015, another agreement by a man
However, if the President of the European Commission had served as the Chairman, would the situation be the same? not sure. MEP Sophie of the Netherlands posted a photo taken on Twitter in 2015 on’t Veld. You can see the Turkish president sitting next to Donald Tusk (chair of the board) and Jean-Claude Juncker (chair of the committee).
-Sophie in’t Veld (@SophieintVeld) April 6, 2021
There is nothing that is closer to me than reality
Charles Michel (Charles MICHEL) stated on Facebook that he was “frustrated” by this “agreement embarrassment”. He explained: “The impression from the broadcasted pictures is that I am not sensitive to this situation. From reality to my deep feelings, there is no more. From my point of view, there is no crucial principle of respect. ”
Are these words enough to end this controversy? Nothing is more certain than this.