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Frans Timmermans, vice-president of the European Commission: ‘Wars will be fought over water if we do not change our ways’

Of all the places Frans Timmermans never expected to be in his political career, helping to run the EU from his attic during a pandemic has to be top of the list.

“It has been an interesting experience pretending to be in the office with a screen behind me so that people don’t see I am actually sitting in my attic,” the executive vice president of the European Commission tells the Business Post, zooming his ...