( CNN) On Saturday a ceremony will be held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in honor and remembrance of former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.

One can expect a public spectacle that will exemplify a post-Brexit and Trump-era Europe trying to overcompensate for its dire, lonely posture in “the worlds” by displaying an outburst of symbolic assertions of its brilliant present and future.

Politicians from around the world will speak — most likely about Kohl’s vision for a genuinely united European union, his role in establishing the euro, his rather heroic fight for German uniting.