Friday, May 14, 2021
Focus on the big picture

Moment when European Commission President left without seat during meeting goes viral

CBS, 14 Apr 2021
After European Council President Charles Michel left his colleague, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, without a seat during a meeting, a group of women leaders have urged him to resign. The group said the chair snub was a "trap" set by Turkish President Erdoğan – and Michel fell into it. Their petition for his resignation has more than 10,000 signatures.

CBSN is CBS News’ 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the Paramount+ subscription service.

Subscribe to the CBS News YouTube channel:​
Watch CBSN live:​
Download the CBS News app:​
Follow CBS News on Instagram:​
Like CBS News on Facebook:​
Follow CBS News on Twitter:​
Subscribe to our newsletters:​
Try Paramount+ free:

For video licensing inquiries, contact:
Related Articles