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.
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.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has ruled out any negotiations over Gibraltar's sovereignty. May and European Council President Donald Tusk have held their first face-to-face talks since the UK triggered Brexit last week.
The Polish former prime minister will serve a second term in his new European role. His home country Poland, now governed by fierce opponents of Tusk's, had sought to block him - Tusk himself acknowledged the "paradox."