Charles Michel spoke about the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, when the vaccine will be available, but also about Turkish provocations and the EU’s possible response.
The European Union will assess Turkey ‘s behavior before the end of the year, European Council President Charles Michel said on RTL radio.
Michel described the comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against his French counterpart as “unacceptable.”
For this reason – he said – he responded immediately, referring to his Twitter post from Sunday, where he wrote:
“Rather than a positive agenda, Turkey chooses provocations, unilateral actions in the Mediterranean and now insults. It’s intolerable.”
Plutôt qu'un agenda positif la Turquie choisit les provocations, les actions unilatérales en Méditerranée et maintenant les injures.
Respect pour l'Europe et ses États membres #EUCO
— Charles Michel (@eucopresident) October 25, 2020
Asked about the COVID-19 situation across the continent, Michel noted that this is a “mass wave” and added that “the virus has not revealed all its mysteries.”
Regarding the vaccine, Michel expressed the hope that it will be available before the end of the year or early 2021.
“According to our information, we hope that before the end of the year and at the beginning of the next, 3 or 4 vaccines will be gradually available.”
This news comes as COVID-19 is experiencing a second wave across Europe.