Life’s a Bitche as the European Union seeks to bounce back from Sofagate – POLITICO

Welcome to Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics. The EU is back, baby! The bloc

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Sofagate scars linger as von der Leyen, Michel hold peace talks – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article It was a Sofagate ceasefire but hardly a permanent peace pact. European Commission

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Sofagate or Aidegate? Von der Leyen was nearly downgraded to Michel’s staff – POLITICO

Sofagate was bad, but it could have been worse. Turkey almost downgraded European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s status

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Italy’s Draghi slams Erdoğan as a ‘dictator’ after Sofagate – POLITICO

Italy’s Prime Minister Mario Draghi called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan a “dictator” and criticized him for relegating European Commission

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MEPs want EU leaders to answer for ‘Sofagate’ in Parliament – POLITICO

Leading MEPs are pressuring European Council President Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to come answer

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What ‘Sofagate’ says about Charles Michel – POLITICO

Tim King writes POLITICO‘s Brussels Sketch.  One of the most striking features of Charles Michel’s presidency of the European Council thus

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