Petr Dubinsky

EU Postpones Summit After Michel Enters Quarantine

The special European Council meeting, which was initially scheduled in Brussels this Thursday and Friday, has been postponed to 1 and 2 October after European Council President Charles Michel entered isolation.

Michel, who is chairing the meetings, is quarantined after tests on one of his security guards revealed a coronavirus. Michel’s spokesperson wrote on Twitter today. The new date of the summit was set for 1 and 2 October.

“The President of the European Council learned today that one member of the security team with whom he had been in close contact at the beginning of last week had a positive coronavirus test,” the spokesperson wrote, adding that Michel was tested regularly and has always had a negative result. However, in accordance with Belgian rules on the procedure for contact with the infected person, he is quarantined.

At the special meeting, the heads of state and government of the European Union countries are to discuss the 27-nation’s relations with Turkey, sanctions on Belarus, and the digital economy.