Accused of incurring “lavish spending”, Charles Michel denies

The French daily “Le Monde” questions the travel expenses of the President of the Council of the European Union, “which have exploded”. We contacted Charles Michel, his “reframe” spokesperson…

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Dn its latest edition, the daily The world wonders about, we read, the “lavish spending” of Charles Michel in his capacity as President of the European Council, not to say excessive. The cost of travel is in question, which has “exploded”. For 2024, the budget of the President of the European Council, in the process of being adopted, amounts to 2.6 million euros, up 27.5% compared to 2023. An increase mainly due to his “intense activity international community”, we explained to the General Secretariat of the Council, quoted by “Le Monde”, particularly under the effect of the war in Ukraine.

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