Dutch Commissioner ‘trolls’ Yanis over lack of tie, ‘loud’ shirts (watch video)

According to Dutch commissioner Franz Timmermans “For the sake of a member state now all men must remove their ties”

While EU Commissioners, including Dimitris Avramopoulos, gathered for the customary “family portrait”, Dutch Commissioner Franz Timmermans was clearly in high spirits and inspired by the … stylistic preferences of Greek FinMin Yanis Varoufakis, remarking that “for the sake of a member-state now all men must remove their ties”.


Several Commissioners burst into laughter.


Egged on, Timmermans continued by saying “Let’s let our shirts hang outside our trousers”, with Commissioners laughing even more.