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.
Ahead of a Brexit summit on Wednesday, the EU has urged the UK to make "concrete proposals" to break a stalemate in negotiations. German Chancellor Angela Merkel compared any solution to "squaring a circle."
After praising the US's relationship with Germany, President Donald Trump is accusing the country of skimping on its defense budget. Earlier in the day, he'd put on a smile while addressing reporters with Angela Merkel.
The European Council president has warned the UK against destabilizing the peace process in Northern Ireland. If London failed to provide a "realistic solution" to the border question, Brexit talks would likely flounder.
EU-UK ties won't be "frictionless," but there's no need for a wall between neighbors, EU Council President Tusk has said. Still, his guidelines have poured cold water on British calls for a post-Brexit free trade deal.