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Ylva Johansson knits during von der Leyen’s speech

Published on 2023-09-15 23:49

Ursula von der Leyen addressed the European Commission.

Then Ylva Johansson’s scathing film was filmed.

Now the viral clip is going viral around the world, raising questions about her commitment.

Photos of Johansson were sent in connection with her State of the Union address where von der Leyen spoke about the tragic situation of migrants on the island of Lampedusa in Italy.

The clip spread like wildfire on social media and sparked reactions.

“Even Ursula von der Leyen’s EU commissioners are bored by what she has to say!”, wrote British politician and former EU parliamentarian Nigel Farage. Twitter.

Poland News Calling it “a great shame at the heart of the union” he wrote that it was worse than when Polish judge Krystyna Pawlovich was caught eating a salad in the chamber in 2014.

Turkish News Agency aa At the same time, he writes, the film raises questions about Johansson’s commitment.

Rag knit stockings

This is not the first time Johansson has addressed knitting in the context of the European Union.

In 2020, she knitted 22 pairs of cloth socks for her closest employees. She also wrote that everything was the right size as she surreptitiously checked the staff’s sizes Swedish daily newspaper then.

“During trips and between meetings, our commissioner would sit and love you. On the set, we wondered who she was for. She was for us! Who else has a manager who would do such a thing?”, her press advisor Anna Helsen wrote on Twitter. .

Aftonbladet was in contact with the European Commission’s press department, which wrote that they had “no comment.”