The President of the European Council
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.
12 February 2015: informal meeting of heads of state or government
Donald Tusk chaired an informal meeting of EU leaders in Brussels on 12 February. They discussed the latest developments in Ukraine and the results of the Minsk agreement. They gave it cautious support.
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EU leaders held a debate on counter-terrorism and agreed on a statement to guide the work of the EU and the member states in the coming months.
They also spoke about improving economic policy in the eurozone and continued work to improve the Economic and Monetary Union and the implementation of structural reforms. The President of the Eurogroup informed about negotiations with Greece which will continue at the next Eurogroup meeting on 16 February.
27/02/2015Weekly schedule 2 - 9 March
02/03/2015Meetings on Monday 2 March
14.00 Meeting with the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby
18.00 Meeting with President of Guinea Alpha Condé (photo opportunity)
03/03/2015Meetings on Tuesday 3 March
13.00 Meeting with the President of Italy Sergio Mattarella (photo opportunity)
16.30 Meeting with the President of the Republic of Congo Denis Sassou Nguesso (photo opportunity)
04/03/2015Meetings on Wednesday 4 March
15.00 Meeting with the President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska (photo opportunity)
16.30 Meeting with President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (photo opportunity)
09/03/2015Meetings on Monday 9 March
Meeting with President Barack Obama (Washington)