Tusk himself ups the ante in the introduction to the book, published (in Polish) at the end of last year by media giant Agora.
"When I told Herman Van Rompuy, the former prime minister of Belgium and my predecessor, that I am sending my notes from the last years to a publisher, he scratched his head: 'Why are you doing that? It's very risky, you will regret it.'"
"I had to publicly remind others, almost every week, that Russia is not our 'strategic partner', but our 'strategic problem'," the outgoing EU Council President said. "I was even labeled a 'monomaniac', for being so focused on this subject", Tusk said speaking at the College of Europe in Bruges, as reported by Russian News Agency Tass.
European Council President Donald Tusk stated on Thursday in Sibiu that he fell in love with this city which hosted the informal summit of the EU heads of state and government. "I simply fell in love with Sibiu," Tusk stated in Romanian, at the joint press conference held with President Kalus Iohannis and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.