As we wrote in our round-up of EU leaders’ doorsteps, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is the favourite for the European Council President post but it was not yet a done deal. However, have we just inadvertently had confirmation that Tusk has landed the job?
Watch this video from around 16:30 in:
Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades tells outgoing European Council President Herman Van Rompuy:
“We have news, I understand that Donald [Tusk] it’s okay.”
And Van Rompuy replies:
“Yes, but keep it.”
That sounds like a bit of a spoiler, but we will keep following the summit and provide you with real-time updates on Twitter just in case there are any last minute surprises.Open Europe blog team