EU insists physical attendance at summit necessary amid rise in cases

European Council President Charles Michel has defended a decision to gather EU leaders in Brussels despite a surge in virus cases across the continent for a summit which saw two leaders make emergency exits to go into quarantine.Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had to leave the summit early, after coming into contact with people who had tested positive for the coronavirus.”It’s obviously a difficult question,” Michel said, adding that it was his responsibility to determine the best way to work, after consultating with leaders.On Thursday…

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