EU summit postponed as Council President goes into quarantine


EU Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday postponed the extraordinary summit scheduled for September 24 and 25, after he discovered that certainly one of his safety guards had examined optimistic for COVID-19.

The information was introduced on Twitter by his spokesperson, Barend Leyts, who posted that Michel “has decided to postpone the special European Council meeting that was planned for 24 and 25 September to 1 and 2 October.”

He added that the choice was made after the EU Council President “learned that a security officer, with whom he was in close contact early last week, tested positive for COVID.”

Michel examined detrimental on Monday and in keeping with Belgian Coronavirus rules, he went into quarantine.

This week’s summit was on account of focus on EU’s single market, industrial coverage and digital transformation, in addition to the bloc’s exterior relations, specifically relations with Turkey and with China.