The European Commission leadership in Brussels has come under intense pressure as MEPs have called on Ursula von der Leyen to resign immediately among “chaotic leadership.”
Following a diplomatic trip to Moscow, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs, Joseph Borrell has also had dozens of calls to resign.
MEP Jaak Madison told the European Parliament that “there is no other solution than that the President of the Commission has to resign.”
This comes as Borrell was accused by MEPs of being out played by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergio Lavrov, and over 70 MEPs have signed a letter demanding his resignation.
The EU has been accused by Madison of “enjoying the coronavirus crisis” and he further suggested that Brussels are exploiting it as a power-grab opportunity.
Madison said, “In order to solve the economic crisis, the European Commission’s ingenious solution is to take on huge joint debt, the real reason for which is the desire to move towards taxes across the EU.
“The question is whether the EU is enjoying the ongoing crisis as it is an excuse to offer a solution to the member states which is the granting of even great powers to the EU.
“Given this incompetence and confusion, the EU is an over-regulated organism imbued with bureaucracy. It is absolutely unable to deal with crisis.”
The vaccine rollout programme in Europe has also come under fire by Madison as said the UK are vaccinating at five times higher than the EU.
Speaking about Borrell, Madison added, “To top it all off, the European Commission is also unable to cope with foreign policy as evidenced by Borrel making a fool of himself and allowing the Russian Foreign Minister to mock him.
“We will have a common foreign policy but our foreign policy will be dictated by Germany and France.”
Von der Leyen admitted that “we [EU] are still not where we want to be” regarding the vaccine rollout.
She said, “We were late to authorize. We were too optimistic when it came to massive production.
“And perhaps we were too confident that what we ordered would actually be delivered on time.”
Von der Leyen admitted that “mistakes were made” to override a crucial part of the Brexit deal, following a row over the supply of vaccines, which she “deeply regrets.”