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The lights went out during the discussion of the energy crisis by the Foreign Ministers of Greece and Germany

A curious technical overlay occurred at a press conference in Greece following the talks between German Foreign Minister Annalena Berbock and her Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias on Friday, July 29. After 30 minutes and 45 seconds of the performance, the lights went out and the sound turned off.

During her speech, Burbock criticized former German chancellor Angela Merkel for miscalculations with migration policy, calling her measures “controversial and short-sighted.” She hinted at disapproval of Greece’s actions in the Aegean and made it clear that “Greece is not responsible for border security and migration alone,” HNA reported.

Burbock assured Greece of “solidarity” regarding Turkey’s territorial claims. In her opinion, islands like Lesvos are Greek territory, “and no one has the right to question that.” She called for a diplomatic settlement of conflicts between NATO partners. She also indirectly mentioned the impending escalation of the dispute between China and Taiwan, and speaking about the situation around Ukraine, the German Foreign Minister said that the efforts of the German government protect small states not only in Europe, but throughout the world.

At the moment of giving the floor to Minister Dendias, who tried to tell what they agreed on in the field of overcoming the energy crisis, the lights went out in the hall and the sound disappeared. After some time, the technical problems were fixed.

A similar overlay occurred on July 26 in the UK. A television prime ministerial debate between Foreign Minister Liz Truss and former Finance Minister Rishi Sunak was abruptly interrupted by the question of Russia. Truss barely had time to name the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, as her phrase was interrupted by a roar. The head of the British Foreign Office said “Oh my God” and the broadcast was cut off.

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