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The head of the European Council believes that double standards are sometimes visible in Brussels.

The head of the European Council believes that double standards are sometimes visible in Brussels.

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, believes that sometimes in Brussels there are double standards in decision-making among member states.

“I have always, and I have been criticized for this, tried to make everyone equal,” the politician said. “Sometimes in the Brussels bubble there is neglect, there are double standards.”

 


According to Michel, the European Commission cannot be a politicized body; it must respect neutrality and objectivity.


Commenting on the issue of EU enlargement, the head of the European Council emphasized the importance of the fact that new members joined the community in 2004. “If we were only 15 [members] in February 2022, it would be a nightmare,” he said.

 

According to him, if a number of countries had not joined the EU 20 years ago, a “new Iron Curtain” would have arisen in these states. However, Michel admitted that there is a “growing problem” in the EU with unanimous decision-making.


According to the head of the European Council, the next EU expansion will be a historic moment.

“Ukraine will need a special transition period because this is a special, unique case because of its size, because of agriculture, because of the war,” he added.