Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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European Council, 15-16 October 2015
The European Union and its member states are intensifying efforts to respond to the refugee and migration crisis and establish an effective, humanitarian and safe European migration policy.
EU leaders will continue to discuss migration in all its aspects at the upcoming European Council on 15-16 October.
Preparations for the Valletta Summit on migration and a follow-up on the high-level conference on the Western Balkans route will also be on the agenda.
EU leaders are also expected to take stock of the discussions on the Economic and Monetary Union and be informed on the plans for the referendum in the UK.
Meeting with President Erdoğan, Brussels, 5 October 2015
President Tusk met with Turkey President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Brussels on Monday 5 October to discuss bilateral and international relations, particularly cooperation on the refugee and migration crisis.
EU leaders agreed at their informal meeting on 23 September, to reinforce the dialogue with Turkey at all levels.
President Tusk has intensified contacts with Turkey recently. Both leaders already met twice this month, after the visit by President Tusk to Ankara on 9 September. He also met with Prime Minister Davutoğlu at the UN General Assembly last week.
Presidents Tusk and Erdoğan discussed financial assistance, border management, fight against smugglers, integration policies, visa liberalisation, and a possible buffer zone in Syria.
They also discussed the urgent need to find a solution to the conflict in Syria, the upcoming parliamentary elections in Turkey and the Cyprus settlement process.
After their bilateral meeting, discussions between President Tusk and President Erdoğan went on at a working dinner, with Presidents Juncker and Schulz.
As of 1 December 2014, Donald Tusk heads the European Council - the institution that sets the EU's political direction and priorities. He is responsible for preparing and chairing meetings of the institution. He also ensures the external representation of the EU's common foreign and security policy at his level.
On 9 October 2015 President Donald Tusk met the Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borissov in Varna
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 12-19 October 2015
On 7 October 2015 President Donald Tusk sent a letter to Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho, following the elections in Portugal
On 6 October 2015 in Strasbourg, President Tusk reported to the European Parliament on the discussions held at the last informal European Council.
On 5 October 2015 President Tusk and President Erdoğan discussed migration and other issues of common interest.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 5-9 October 2015
On 29 September 2015 President Donald Tusk addressed the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York
On 28 September 2015 President Donald Tusk participated to the Leaders' Summit on Peacekeeping hosted by US President Barack Obama on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 26 September - 02 October 2015.
At the press conference of the informal meeting of heads of state or government on 23 September 2015, President Donald Tusk presented the agreed outcome of the meeting.
Press remarks by President Donald Tusk following his meeting with H.M. the King of Jordan, Abdullah II bin al-Hussein, Amman 20 September 2015.
Press remarks by President Donald Tusk following the meeting with President Al-Sisi, President of Egypt on 19 September 2015
On 18 September 2015 President Donald Tusk sent an invitation letter to the Informal European Council meeting on 23 September 2015.
On 15 September 2015 President Tusk held a joint press conference following the 8th EU-Republic of Korea summit in Seoul
President Donald Tusk expresses his sincere condolences after the collapse of a crane at the Grand Mosque in Mecca.
G20 leaders will meet in Antalya, Turkey, on 15-16 November 2015.
An international summit to discuss migration issues with African and other key countries will take place in Valletta on 11-12 November 2015.
EU leaders are expected to focus on migration at their meeting in October. They will also take stock of discussions on the Economic and Monetary Union and be informed on the plans for the referendum in the UK.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, spoke at the UN 70th General Assembly on behalf of the EU.
The informal meeting of EU leaders on 23 September 2015 discussed an overall approach to the refugee crisis and the necessity to establish a credible European migration policy.
The 8th bilateral summit between the EU and the Republic of Korea took place in Seoul on 15 September 2015.
At the 17th bilateral EU-China summit, leaders celebrated the 40th anniversary of EU-China diplomatic relations.
EU leaders addressed migration, security challenges and economic issues.
Leaders of the EU and Mexico agreed to foster a closer and stronger strategic partnership at the 7th EU-Mexico summit.
On 10-11 June 2015, the EU-CELAC summit brought together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders in Brussels to strengthen relations between both regions
The 2015 G7 summit in Germany focused on the global economy and climate change as well as on key foreign, security and development issues.
At their annual bilateral summit, the EU and Japan agreed to accelerate the negotiations for a strategic partnership agreement and a free trade agreement
The fourth Eastern Partnership summit took place in Riga on 21-22 May 2015, aiming at enhancing political and economic coperation between the EU and the Eeastern European partners
At the EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv, EU and Ukrainian leaders discussed Ukraine's political and economical reforms, the application of the Minsk agreements and preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit.