Now the EU is trying to justify Von der Leyen’s “aloof” travel style. “With departure and arrival in Belgium, the President’s trip took the President to seven countries in two days. Alternatives were examined, but logistically there was no other option. The President had to fly the same plane from Bratislava to Riga that evening. In addition, there were concerns about using scheduled flights or trains due to Corona. The crew that looked after all six flights was completely corona tested ”. Small detail on the side: You were, of course, responsible for planning your trip yourself.
But that’s not all: According to research by the British newspaper “Telegraph”, von der Leyen used private jets on 18 of her 34 business trips to date. The EU leader repeatedly emphasizes the EU’s “pioneering role” in climate protection. At the start of the climate summit in Glasgow, von der Leyen also said: “All of us, worldwide, have to go much faster.”