Donald Tusk’s eulogy to the CDU at the party’s congress is considered an embarrassment, writes ruling party PiS MEP Zbigniew Kuźmiuk
Donald Tusk, the European People’s Party leader and former president of the European Council, spoke at the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress on the weekend. His speech was broadcast to the delegates just before the leadership poll which saw Armin Laschet elected as the new CDU leader.
Laschet won against stiff opposition from Friedrich Merz and Norbert Roettgen. He probably owes his victory to the fact that Angela Merkel supported his candidacy.
Tusk’s address was made in German from the city of Gdańsk. Its tone has been widely described in the Polish press as one of homage being paid to Merkel.