The President of the European Commission, Ursula von Der Leyen, pushed MEP Manon Aubry to send her electricity bills to Moscow, during a debate on the energy crisis, this Wednesday, September 14.
It was an altercation that took place during the debate following the annual speech on the state of the European Union held by Ursula von Der Leyen, this Wednesday, September 14. The leader of the EU executive urged Manon Aubry to send the French bills to Moscow.
The video of Ursula von der Leyen which reframes Manon Aubry on the causes of the increase in energy: “These bills, send them to Moscow, they are the source of our problems! » … pic.twitter.com/mP2xsOdiR5
—Laurence Farreng (@laurencefarreng)
La video d’Ursula von der Leyen qui recadre Manon Aubry sur les causes de l’augmentation de l’énergie : « Ces factures, envoyez-les à Moscou, c est eux qui sont à la source de nos problèmes ! » … pic.twitter.com/mP2xsOdiR5— Laurence Farreng (@laurencefarreng) September 14, 2022
The President of the European Commission had just announced several measures concerning the continent’s energy situation. Manon Aubry, French MEP and co-president of the Left Group in the European Parliament, then brandished bills in the European Parliament in front of the President of the European Commission to warn about the rising prices of energy: “That of Gilles who saw his electricity increase by €113 and is not sure of heating this winter. That of Grégoire who paid €2,300 for gas in just 6 months”, affirmed Manon Aubry. “There are millions in their case. Millions no longer able to cope with the staggering increase in prices”.
The response from the President of the Commission was scathing: “Send these invoices to Moscow, because they should be sent to them, they are the source of our problems.”
The MEP revived the debate on Twitter: “Mrs Von der Leyen, stop hiding behind others and shirk your responsibilities,” she wrote.