Tusk, Meloni, Nabiullina and Zelenskyy: Politico named the most influential people in Europe. Photo
On Tuesday, November 28, Politico named the most influential people in Europe. The most influential figure is the leader of the opposition, former Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk.
The list also includes Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and Russian Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina. The ranking is published on the publication's website.
In total, 28 people, including 17 men and 11 women, were included in the ranking of the most influential people in Europe according to Politico.
Thus, the most influential person is Donald Tusk, a former prime minister who served as president of the European Council before returning as the leader of the center-left opposition.
Tusk's success in October's elections, in which the charismatic 66-year-old led a group of parties that span the spectrum from center-right to center-left, gives his coalition a clear path to power. The reverberations of Tusk's return will be felt across Europe. With Tusk back in charge of Poland and issuing conciliatory orders, tensions are likely to ease and the Poland-France-Germany security trio can get back to business.
The prospect of a Tusk-led Poland will make Kyiv breathe a sigh of relief. Although Warsaw has been a strong supporter of Ukraine during the last two years of the war, tensions over Ukraine's agricultural exports have peaked in recent months. Tusk called for unwavering support for Kyiv.
The other most influential people in Europe were divided into so-called categories.
Nine Doers were identified, headed by Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.
The nine Dreamers were headed by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The Ukrainian guarantor was in line with Winston Churchill, Martin Luther, and other political figures who were able change the course of history "not by the power of their army or the power of their economy, but by the power of their word."
In addition, the leader among the Disruptors was the head of the Central Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina. She was called the main technocrat who supports the military machine of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The iconic Time magazine has dedicated the cover of its new issue to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. It is made in a screaming bright red color, with the words of the Ukrainian leader embossed in large black letters, "No one believes in our victory as much as I do. No one!"
As OBOZ.UA reported, last year, President Zelenskyy became a record holder in terms of the number of covers of world publications dedicated to him. For example, the December issue of Time magazine named him Person of the Year.
This summer, a portrait of our president was published on the cover of The Atlantic magazine. The author of the picture in the national colors of Ukraine is the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, Bono (real name: Paul David Hewson).