Reuniting Europe

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk mentioned Croatia at least ten times, as he was receiving the baton of the EU Presidency from his Hungarian colleague Viktor Orban. He obviously wanted to stress the biggest success of his predecessor, namely the closure of the Croatia accession talks. And to inspire a winning spirit to the entire Union, which indeed badly needs such a thing.

Orban offered Tusk a barrel of Tokaj wine. (I don’t like Tokaj, it’s terribly sweet.)

And Tusk offered Orban a sword, which the Hungarian PM really appeared to like very much. He even played with it before his host, and I guess he made nervous Tusks’ bodyguards.

Anyway. I twitted a lot, and what they said is actually summed in Twitter. If you go on and write GeorgiGotev in the search box, you are in the chamber of secrets ; )

But the best part was the opera and the Polish beauty queens, dressed in the colours of the Presidency logo.

(I was speechless when I made this photo and I still am.)

One more thing about Croatia. Polish Forign Minister Radek Sikorski said there were three options where the Croatia accession treaty would be signed: Brussels, Zagreb and Warsaw.

And although Sikorski’s taste for NATO is his trade mark, this time he said he had a preference for a Warsaw Treaty.

P.S. If Croatia wants to use my title for promotional purpose, my conditions are negotiable.

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  1. Poland on Croatia: so this is one case of a recent member not ‘closing the door behind itself’. Good!

    Looking far forward, was Ukraine’s association also mentioned in this press trip?

    Thanks Georgi for this lively report.

    Christophe Leclercq

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