The protocol scandal occurred during the official visit of the EU leaders to Ankara, where the president of the European Commission sat in the seat of the lowest officials – specifically on the sofa – while he was the president of the European Council and the president of Turkey. Sitting in decorated high-armchairs, starting from the week, is stirring feelings at EU headquarters. Michai Bronatovsky and Adam Jacir talk in the weekly “Around the World on Onet” podcast about the potential political consequences of this event, which turns out to be much more than a normal diplomatic incident.
The insult of Madam President was the result of a combination of several factors: the political cunning of the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip ErdoganHe who never misses an opportunity to sow discord; There is no reaction from Charles Michel, who was watching von der Leyen, with glass eyes, not knowing where to sit, helplessly standing in the middle of the hall as the gentlemen sat comfortably, and finally the long-running dispute in Brussels over who was more important – or the European Council , Which represents the member states of the Union, or the European Commission, which is a type of central government for society.
“Food practitioner. Music junkie. Avid troublemaker. Hipster-friendly creator. Social media lover. Wannabe pop culture fanatic.”