Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, on Thursday set out his agenda for the coming months — in the style of a Hollywood blockbuster.
A minute-long clip features the hero of the piece — Tusk, a former Polish prime minister — striding purposefully into a variety of high-level meetings with the likes of trusty sidekick Emmanuel Macron and arch-villain Theresa May, all accompanied by stirring music and in-your-face graphics. All that’s missing are car chases and explosions.
“COMING UP … THIS AUTUMN,” the OTT clip says before listing such high-octane events as the informal EU leaders’ summit in Salzburg, the U.N. General Assembly, two (yes, two!) European Councils, an Asia-Europe meeting and a G20 summit.
“I WILL WORK ON … INCREASING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SECURITY … STRENGTHENING MULTILATERAL COOPERATION … BOOSTING THE ECONOMY AND TRADE … AND MANAGING BREXIT,” the video informs Tusk fans.
In a tweet containing the video message, Tusk wrote: “Bring it on!”
Coming up this autumn: #EUCO, #UNGA, #ASEM12, #G20, internal and external security, migration, rules-based multilateral cooperation, economy, trade, and of course #Brexit.
Bring it on! pic.twitter.com/gBFkfvvo7H
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) September 6, 2018