Updated 5:33 AM ET, Thu September 24, 2020. September 22, 2020, 3:03 PM • 1 min read BRUSSELS -- The European Union is postponing a leaders' summit because the EU Council president is going into a COVID-19 quarantine. For example, representatives from the presidency country chair its meetings. The European Council is the EU institution that defines the general political direction and priorities of the European Union. "I've been informed that I participated in a meeting last Tuesday attended by a person who yesterday tested positive for COVID-19. President Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of … Von der Leyen's announcement comes as coronavirus cases are on the rise in Europe, with new restrictions and local lockdowns imposed in countries across the continent. A press release from the Prime Minister's office says the zone has crossed the three thresholds that would put it in such an alert category: disease incidence rate, incidence rate for the elderly and occupancy rate of resuscitation beds by Covid-19 patients. The ceremony accelerated EU plans to boycott Lukashenko following the disputed August 9 election, as the European Parliament had earlier decided not to recognize the veteran leader from November, when his term as president was due to end. Machine Translation provided by DeepL, DFKI, eTranslation, Tilde. Meanwhile, the number of reported coronavirus infections in the United Kingdom jumped on Sunday to a new daily record of 22,961, nearly double the previous record for a single day, as it emerged that thousands of infections were not included in previously published daily figures, according to Public Health England. 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FILE - In this Saturday, July 18, 2020 file photo, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, left, greets European Council President Charles Michel with an elbow bump during an EU … Lukashenko takes his oath of office during his inauguration ceremony in Minsk on Wednesday. The freshman Democrat is locked in a tight race in the heart of New York City's Trump Country. I've tested negative on Thursday & am tested again today," she wrote on Monday. "I asked Europe not to support financially the regime. The Council of the EU - where national ministers discuss EU legislation - doesn't have a permanent, single-person president. This is a list of presidents of the institutions of the European Union (EU).Each of the institutions is headed by a president or a presidency, with some being more prominent than others. Suggest translation. The EU, a large financial donor to Belarus, also said it was "reviewing its relations" with the country, meaning the bloc would seek to cut off direct funding to Lukashenko's government, channeling it to aid groups and hospitals instead. arrow_downwards Download. Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya discussed with EU foreign ministers on Monday in Brussels how to bypass state administration to support doctors and hospitals. Before the election, the EU had committed to spend 135 million euros on projects in Belarus and has also pledged 53 million euros for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All rights reserved. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen self-isolates after meeting with Covid-19 positive person, EU launches legal action against UK for breaching Brexit deal and international law, Germany's Ursula von der Leyen elected first female European Commission President. Inside Max Rose's de Blasio-hating, f-bombing reelection campaign. Cancel. In accordance with regulations in force, I'm therefore self-isolating until tomorrow morning. President von der Leyen was appointed by national leaders and elected by the European Parliament after she presented her Political Guidelines . — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) March 16, 2020. All the money Mr. Lukashenko can get now will not go to support the Belarusian people but will go for those repressions," she told reporters, referring to the pro-democracy crackdown. 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Brussels, BelgiumPresident Alexander Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of Belarus, the European Union said on Thursday, saying his abrupt swearing-in on Wednesday went directly against the will of the people. Von der Leyen said she tested negative for the virus last week and will be tested again on Monday. (CNN) – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is self-isolating after participating in a meeting that was attended by a person who subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, she announced on Twitter.