No, Ursula von de Leyen was not showing how to save water while washing hands
18 September 2022 | 12:22 pm
It might look plausible; a "how-to" video with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen showing how to wash your hands without wasting water. But it has been misappropriated - edited and taken out of its context. We explain how.
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