FIGAROVOX / TRIBUNE – Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has received an affront in Ankara. The former adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee sees it as a symbol of the congenital weakness of the European Union.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has suffered an affront in Ankara. The former adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee sees it as a symbol of the congenital weakness of the European Union.
LE FIGARO. – While European leaders were received by Erdogan, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen was forced to sit back on a couch when European Council President Charles Michel and Turkish President took place further on, on two nearby armchairs and a little higher up. What does this say about the geopolitical balance of power between the European Union and Turkey?
Henri GUAINO. – The image says more about the European Union than many speeches. And what she says is nothing short of anecdotal. It looks like one of those paintings in which court painters put each character in a specific place to underline social hierarchies and power relations. If this image was a painting,
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