Donald Tusk is a Polish politician and historian. He has been President of the European Council since 1 December 2014.
Tusk, born 22 April 1957, was Prime Minister of Poland (2007–2014) and a co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) party. In March 2017, Tusk was re-elected for a second term as President of the European Council, receiving 27 of 28 votes; the one vote against him came from Beata Szydło, the Prime Minister of Poland. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to Donald Tusk.
General Piotr Pytel has been accused of illegally striking a deal with Russian security services for the passage of Polish NATO troops back home from Afghanistan. Poland's opposition has decried the move as political.
Beata Szydlo has appeared to use a commemorative speech at the Nazi death camp to defend her anti-EU stance on refugees. The president of the European Council has condemned the comments as they launch legal action.
Britain must first settle issues of "people, money and Ireland" before talks on a post-Brexit trade deal can start. That's what the EU's Donald Tusk told leaders of the remaining 27 states ahead of a summit in Brussels.