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Polish politician, current President of the European Council

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Donald Tusk: Polish politician, current President of the European Council
Donald Franciszek Tusk is a Polish politician who has been the President of the European Council since 2014. He served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform political party.

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EU's Tusk: Turkish halt of military operations 'not a ceasefire'

European Union Council President Donald Tusk on Friday said the halt of Turkish hostilities announced in northern Syria is not a genuine ceasefire and called on Ankara to immediately stop military..
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EU's Tusk says 'very close to final stretch' on Brexit

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU and Britain were "very close to the final stretch" of Brexit, with approval by the British parliament and the European Parliament the..
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Donald Tusk: Brexit deal is better than no deal [Video]Donald Tusk: Brexit deal is better than no deal

European Council President Donald Tusk told reporters that a deal is always better than no deal. Following days of intense negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced an agreement had been..

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Donald Tusk: Brexit deal still possible [Video]Donald Tusk: Brexit deal still possible

Speaking on Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk said he had "received promising signals" from Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar that a Brexit deal is still possible and he has extended a..

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Boris Johnson meets Donald Tusk in New York [Video]Boris Johnson meets Donald Tusk in New York

Boris Johnson has announced that the sum spent on helping developing countries reduce their carbon emissions will double to more than £11.6 billion. The Prime Minister said the increase in the..

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Trump: Russia Might Be Invited To G7 Summit, Other Leaders Disagree [Video]Trump: Russia Might Be Invited To G7 Summit, Other Leaders Disagree

President Donald Trump said it is "certainly possible" that Russian President Vladimir Putin could be invited to next year's Group of Seven Summit, though other member nations seemed to disapprove...

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Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit [Video]Tensions bubble to the surface at the G7 summit

Despite the smiles and bonhomie, a number of issues that divide the Group of Seven world leaders surfaced on Sunday - the first day of talks at the G7 Summit in Biarritz. David Doyle reports.

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Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz [Video]Global disputes set to jolt G7 summit in Biarritz

Global leaders have met on the sidelines of the G7 summit, despite protests, friction over trade and climate change likely to dominate talks. Emer McCarthy reports.

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G7: Boris Johnson and Donald Tusk clash over who would be to blame for a no-deal Brexit [Video]G7: Boris Johnson and Donald Tusk clash over who would be to blame for a no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson and European Council President Donald Tusk have clashed at the start of the G7 summit over who will be to blame if there is a failure to reach a Brexit deal. Mr Tusk said he hoped the..

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EU's Tusk says Brexit deal 'always better than a no-deal'

European Council President Donald Tusk said of a new Brexit deal agreed on Thursday: "A deal is always better than a no-deal."
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EU's Tusk convinced not opening talks with Balkans would be 'grave mistake': official

A failure to agree to open EU membership negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania would be a "grave mistake," European Council President Donald Tusk believes, a senior EU official said on..
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Brexit clarity possible in seven to eight hours: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday it should be known in seven or eight hours when Brexit could happen and in theory a deal could be accepted on Thursday.
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EU's Tusk says more tangible hopes for Brexit deal now than before

European Council head Donald Tusk said on Friday he felt slightly more hopeful the European Union and Britain will achieve a deal on the latter's withdrawal from the bloc following months of deadlock.
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Tusk says Erdogan's threats of flooding Europe with refugees 'totally out of place'

European Council President Donald Tusk chastised Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday for threatening to send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe and blasted the Turkish operation in northern..
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Tusk tempers optimism on Brexit deal, says time is nearly up though agreement is still possible

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the latest round of Brexit talks carried no guarantee of success and time was nearly up for a deal to be reached by Oct.31, tempering a burst of..
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EU's Tusk: Turkey's actions in Syria may lead to humanitarian catastrophe

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday that Turkey must understand the EU's concerns that Turkey's actions in Syria may lead to a humanitarian crisis.
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EU's Tusk: Brexit deal may be possible but no guarantee of success as time is 'practically up'

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the latest round of Brexit talks carried no guarantee of success and time was "practically up" - but that even the slightest chance must be used to..
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EU's Tusk says there are 'optimistic' signs on Brexit

The head of the European Council Donald Tusk said on Friday there were optimistic signs that a deal on Brexit could be reached.
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Ireland remains open to a 'fair' Brexit deal: Coveney

Ireland's foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a "stupid blame game" over Brexit.
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EU's Tusk to Boris Johnson: 'Where are you heading?'

The chairman of European Union leaders Donald Tusk told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday not to try to win a blame game over the struggle to agree a Brexit deal as Europe's and Britain's..
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Turkey's 'illegal drilling' undermines Turkey-EU ties: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday that Turkey's drilling off the coast of Cyprus would damage ties between the European Union and Turkey, after Ankara announced it will start..
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Irish PM spoke to Presidents Juncker and Tusk on Thursday

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar spoke to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday afternoon.
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Tusk says EU united with Ireland on Brexit, unconvinced by British plan

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the EU was fully united behind Ireland in talks over Britain's departure from the bloc, which he said was open to more talks with Britain..
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UK PM Johnson to talk to Donald Tusk about new Brexit deal: spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to speak to the European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday to discuss his new Brexit proposals, his spokesman said, adding that he expected other..
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UK PM Johnson told Tusk EU needs to move to reach Brexit deal: UK government spokeswoman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that movement and flexibility were needed from the European Union if a Brexit deal is to be reached, a British..
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Varadkar and Tusk say no UK proposals yet that can replace backstop

Ireland's prime minister met European Council President Donald Tusk in New York on Monday for 45 minutes to take stock of the latest Brexit developments.
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EU's Tusk urges bloc to back talks with Balkan neighbors

The European Union's outgoing president, Donald Tusk, on Tuesday urged the bloc's members to back entry talks with North Macedonia and Albania, saying they had lived up to their tasks and Europe would..
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Tusk: Domestic politics could drive Britain out of EU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson might decide to go for Brexit at all costs, just to settle domestic political issues, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday.
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UK PM Johnson told Tusk: We leave EU on October 31 whatever the circumstances

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain would be leaving the European Union on Oct. 31 whatever the circumstances, a British official said on Sunday after..
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Johnson to tell EU's Tusk UK won't pay £39 billion under no-deal Brexit: Sky News

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to tell European Council head Donald Tusk that the UK will only pay 9 billion pounds ($11 billion) instead of the 39 billion pound ($47.88 billion)..
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Who would be Brexit's Mr No-Deal? Johnson and Tusk trade barbs

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Council head Donald Tusk sparred on Saturday over who would be to blame should Britain leave the EU on Oct. 31 without a divorce deal in place.
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UK PM Johnson says Tusk will be known as 'Mr No Deal' if agreement not changed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned European Council President Donald Tusk that unless he agrees to change the Brexit divorce deal, Tusk will be known as "Mr No Deal".
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Does Johnson want to be remembered as 'Mr. No deal'? EU's Tusk hopes not

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Saturday he would not cooperate with Britain on an exit from the EU without a withdrawal agreement and said he hoped new prime minister Boris Johnson did..
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EU's Tusk asks: does UK's Johnson want to be 'Mr. No deal'?

European Council President Donald Tusk said he would meet Britain's new prime minister on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France on Sunday and was ready to hear ideas on how to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
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EU's Tusk, British PM Johnson to meet in France on Sunday

European Council President Donald Tusk will hold a face-to-face meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at 1030 GMT on Sunday on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France, Tusk's schedule showed..
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EU's Tusk accuses UK PM Johnson of pushing towards post-Brexit Irish border controls

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demands to drop the Brexit backstop came with no "realistic alternatives" and amounted to seeking a return..
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EU's Tusk says Johnson letter offered no 'realistic alternatives' to Brexit backstop

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that a letter sent to him by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson included no "realistic alternatives" to the contentious Irish backstop.
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UK's Johnson to EU: Let's replace backstop with commitment to alternative arrangements

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote to European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday to propose replacing the Irish backstop with a commitment to put in place alternative arrangements by the..
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EU's Tusk says Russia's Georgia flight ban 'unjustified'

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that Russia's decision to ban flights to Georgia was "unjustified and disproportional."
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Top EU officials visit Kiev, pledge more aid for war-torn east Ukraine

European Union leaders Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker pledged support and financial assistance to conflict-riven Ukraine during a visit to Kiev on Monday while urging Russia to do more to bring..
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Tusk says von der Leyen dedicated to rule of law

EU leaders' nominee for European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, is dedicated to upholding EU rules on judicial independence and press freedoms, European Council President Donald Tusk said..
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EU's Tusk asks European Parliament to approve von der Leyen

European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday asked the European Parliament to approved Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission.
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EU's Tusk says of top jobs deal: 'After all, Europe is a woman'

European Council President Donald Tusk praised an agreement to assign two senior EU jobs on Tuesday to women for the first time.
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EU leaders agree on top jobs: Tusk

European leaders have agreed on who should fill the top jobs for its main institutions for the next five years after a marathon summit, European Council President Donald Tusk and Luxembourg Prime..
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EU's Tusk says deal on top jobs 'closer and closer'

A deal on assigning the European Union's top jobs is getting "closer and closer", Donald Tusk, chairman of the EU leaders' summit, said on Tuesday.
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Merkel ally von der Leyen being considered for EU Commission head: Welt

Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is being touted by Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, as a potential successor to Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European..
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EU's Tusk proposes Commission job for center-left: German parliamentary adviser

European Council President Donald Tusk has proposed giving the post of EU chief executive to Europe's center-left political bloc in the European Commission's new five-year term, according to a German..
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New British PM may enliven Brexit, but will not change EU: Tusk

A new British prime minister may spice up Brexit, but will not change the European Union's stance toward Britain's exit from the bloc, the chair of EU summits Donald Tusk said on Friday.
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EU concerned over Gulf developments, but sees no need to intervene

European Union leaders are very concerned about the tensions between Iran and the United State in the Gulf, but see no reason to intervene with a specific statement of their own, their chairman Donald..
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EU's Tusk: Brexit deal not open for renegotiation

European Union leaders are looking forward to working with a new British prime minister, but the divorce agreement signed by Theresa May is not open for renegotiation, the chairman of the leaders..
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EU's Tusk 'more cautious than optimistic' on top jobs deal on Thursday

European Council President Donald Tusk said he was "more cautious than optimistic" that a deal on the European Union's top jobs can be achieved between 28 national leaders of the bloc convening in..
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Tusk says Brexit served as 'vaccine' against eurosceptic EU vote

Britain's Brexit paralysis served as a "vaccine" against the eurosceptic vote in the European Union's parliamentary elections, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday.
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EU's Tusk wants at least two women in top EU jobs

The chairman of European Union leaders Donald Tusk on Tuesday got a mandate to seek out the best candidates for the EU's top jobs this year and said he aimed to fill at least half of them with women.
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Timeline: Brexit - What is due to happen in British politics before Oct. 31?

When the European Union agreed in April to extend the date of Britain's exit from the bloc for a second time, European Council President Donald Tusk pleaded: "Don't waste this time".
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Tusk sees chances of UK remaining in EU at 20-30%: daily

European Council President Donald Tusk said he sees the chances of Britain staying in the European Union after all at 20-30% as Britons had begun a genuine debate whether to leave or to remain only..
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EU stands by Cyprus in Turkey drilling dispute: Tusk

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday that the European Union stood behind Cyprus in a dispute with Turkey over offshore drilling operations.
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There is no Europe without rule of law, says Tusk in Romania

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday the rule of law was central to the bloc, as he attended talks with EU leaders in Romania.
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