When Charles Michel, the head of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, the head of the European Commission, entered the press room, there was one chair for the Turkish leader and one for the European leader. And so Charles Michel sat down. After all he is the leader of the assembly of the heads of government and thus the European leader. Or is that von der Leyen? Does one know?
It’s all damn complicated. Who leads what in Europe and who is answerable to who? Desperate feminists decided that the gender decided who got the chair and that Ursula von der Leyen was outpatriarchied by Michel and Erdogan. Sure enough Erdogan could not know in advance that she would enter the room later than Michel. But he could know and did know that he could totally expose the lack of understandably defined responsibilities and accountabilities in the EU.
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government wants the European Commission to suspend preparatory work on negotiations with Turkey about modernizing the EU-Turkey Customs Union because it would send the “wrong signal”, a draft paper obtained by Reuters showed. The paper also mentioned a number of other measures it would like to see implemented at the […]
via Germany wants Europe to suspend prep work for EU-Turkey Customs Union — The Crusader Journal
I don’t know whether the back off is the result of economic and political considerations or if the companies are innocent.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with German business executives on Thursday to reassure them following a bitter row between Ankara and Berlin that threatened to drag them into a terror funding crackdown.
via Turkey reassures German execs after placing firms on ‘terror list’ — The Local