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The Dutch journalist smiles and waves as he crashes the top-secret EU Zoom meeting


The Dutch journalist smiles and waves as he collapses the top-secret EU Zoom meeting after Defense Minister accidentally put login details online

  • Daniel Verlaan from RTL Nieuws suddenly appeared in the Defense Minister's zoom
  • He waved and smiled when he was visibly shocked that he had made it
  • The Dutch Defense Minister had tweeted a photo with the pin
  • The meeting ended and a Foreign Affairs Council spokesman said it was illegal to breach

An EU meeting was canceled after a Dutch journalism crashed a confidential video conference between defense ministers.

RTL Nieuws' Daniel Verlaan showed up at the meeting after Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld tweeted a photo that included the login address and most of the PIN code for the online event.

After several attempts to guess the final number in the six-digit PIN code, Mr. Verlaan found himself on screen with some of the key players in the governments of each European country.

RTL Nieuws' Daniel Verlaan showed up at the meeting after Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld tweeted a photo that included the login address and most of the PIN code for the online event

He waved enthusiastically and was clearly shocked when the EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell asked him how he was. He said, "Hello, I'm fine, how are you?"

"You know you jumped into a secret conference?" Mr Borrell said in footage posted online by Michiel van Hulten, a former member of the European Parliament.

& # 39; Yes yes. I'm so sorry. I am a journalist from the Netherlands. I'm sorry I interrupted your conference, ‚ÄĚreplied Mr Verlaan, laughing from officials. "I'll go here."

He waved enthusiastically and was clearly shocked when the EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell asked him how he was. He said, "Hello, I'm fine, how are you?"

He waved enthusiastically and was clearly shocked when the EU foreign policy leader Josep Borrell asked him how he was. He said, "Hello, I'm fine, how are you?"

The meeting was ended quickly and a spokesman for the Council for Foreign Affairs told RTL: "Such a violation is illegal and will be reported to the authorities."

The meeting was ended quickly and a spokesman for the Council for Foreign Affairs told RTL: "Such a violation is illegal and will be reported to the authorities."

"You know it's a criminal offense, don't you?" Mr. Borrell answered. "You should check out quickly before the police arrive."

The meeting was ended quickly and a spokesman for the Foreign Council told RTL: "Such a violation is illegal and will be reported to the authorities."

A spokesman for the Dutch Ministry of Defense said tweeting the credentials was a "stupid mistake".

"This shows how careful you should be when sending a picture from a meeting," they added.

According to Van Hulten, the television station whose journalist intercepted the meeting had warned the Dutch Ministry of Defense of the possible security problem, but was told that the meeting could not be accessed by PIN code alone.

Then Mr Verlaan decided to put it to the test.

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