PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he would begin working immediately with European Council President Donald Tusk on the overhaul of the bloc, which needed a new and ambitious policy.
“I believe profoundly in the overhaul of the Europe,” Macron told reporters before the two men sat down to dinner.
“I am counting a lot on President Tusk and his leadership to go further in this overhaul.”
Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, chairs EU summits as head of the European Council, which groups the national governments of the 28-member bloc.
“I have come with a simple message. Europe needs your energy, imagination and courage and when I say Europe I am not thinking of the institutions, but millions of Europeans who see your victory as a sign of hope,” Tusk said. “Hope for a Europe that protects, wins and looks to the future.”
Reporting by John Irish and Michel Rose; editing by Adrian Croft