Video shows the EU's top official left standing at a meeting while her male counterparts sat on gilded chairs
The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, no longer had a chair. YouTube / your program
Unlike her male colleagues, the head of the European Commission did not have a seat at a meeting.
The video shows how Ursula von der Leyen looks uncertain when the heads of Turkey and the European Council were seated.
Members of the European Parliament reacted angrily to the video.
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The top official of the European Union stopped while her two male colleagues sat on gilded chairs during a meeting.
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Video recordings show Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, sitting on chairs while the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, stands uncertainly.
She moved her right hand to indicate that she wasn't sure where to sit for the Tuesday meeting.
And then she was offered a place on a couch. The Washington Post estimated it was about 12 feet from the men.
She then sat there and the men stayed in their chairs.
Check out the moment here:
The European legislature reacted angrily to the footage.
A German member of the European Parliament, Sergey Lagodinsky, tweeted:
And Sophie in 't Veld, a Dutch member of the European Parliament, tweeted and tagged Michel:
An EU official later told Euronews reporter Shona Murray that von der Leyen "preferred" to give Michel the seat, but added: "The president should have been seated the same way" as the two men.
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