In all honesty, it’s entirely irrelevant who’s put in charge of rearranging the deck chairs of the sinking Titanic.
The European Union has chosen Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk to be the chair of the European Commission, the top official who chairs EU summits and mediates between the 28 governments. His new colleague is Federica Mogherini, fresh new EU foreign policy chief.
The news was first reported by the erstwhile Commission chair Herman Van Rompuy via his Twitter account.
Both politicians were strong contenders for their now-confirmed placements. Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, for one, commented that were he a betting man, he would have considered both Tusk and Mogherini shoe-ins for their positions.