Dutch journalist gatecrashes EU defence video conference

Publishedduration52 minutes agoimage copyrightTwitterimage captionThe tech reporter accessed the meeting using login details tweeted by the Dutch defence minister

A Dutch journalist managed to gatecrash a confidential video conference of EU defence ministers.

Daniel Verlaan of RTL Nieuws joined the meeting after the Dutch defence minister accidentally posted some of the login details on Twitter.

The visibly surprised technology reporter started waving once he realised he'd been let in.

"You know that you have been jumping into a secret conference?" EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said.

"Yes, yes. I'm sorry. I'm a journalist from the Netherlands. I'm sorry for interrupting your conference," Mr Verlaan replied, to laughter from officials. "I'll be leaving here."

"You know it's a criminal offence, huh?" Mr Borrell replied. "You'd better sign off quickly before the police arrives."

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