Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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EU-Japan leaders' meeting, 3 May 2016
President Donald Tusk met Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan in Brussels. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, also attended the meeting.
The visit of Prime Minister Abe is part of his European tour in preparation of the G7 summit to be held in Ise-Shima, Japan from 26 to 27 May 2016. The leaders coordinated their views on global and regional priorities and discussed the need for a more global response to the migration crisis.
"This is a global crisis and we need to realise that no single country - or no group of countries for that matter - holds a golden key to solving it. Therefore we need to build a global awareness and encourage others to step up their efforts," said President Tusk.
The leaders also reviewed progress in bilateral relations and provided a clear political steer to the negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement and the Strategic Partnership.
Meeting with the President of Albania, 27 April 2016
President Donald Tusk met with Bujar Nishani, President of Albania for the first time in Brussels.
The leaders discussed the role of the Balkan countries in the EU's strategy on how to respond to the migratory flows. They also agreed to monitor the situation in Albania. "The European Union stands ready to support Albania should an alternative route develop," declared President Tusk.
The President of the European Council also noted important progress made by the country towards achieving its European integration aims. Currently, Albania is undertaking a comprehensive judiciary reform.
"Cross-party cooperation and dialogue are indispensable to advance in the country's European ambitions," emphasized President Tusk.
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.
European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe held a joint meeting in Brussels to prepare the G7 summit.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 2-6 May 2016
President Donald Tusk met President of Albania Bujar Nishani in Brussels to discuss Albanian European aspirations.
President Donald Tusk held a joint press conference in Gazientep, at the end of his visit to Turkey.
On 23rd April 2016, President Donald Tusk visited Turkey to discuss the implementation of the 18 March EU-Turkey joint statement.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 23-29 April 2016
President Tusk, European Commission First Vice President Timmermans and German Federal Chancellor Merkel visit Turkey to discuss the implementation of the 18 March EU-Turkey joint statement.
Presidents Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker met Indonesian President Widodo and discussed EU-Indonesia relations including trade and security cooperation.
On 21 April 2016, President Tusk will meet Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.
President Tusk received the letters of credentials from four new ambassadors to the European Union
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 18-23 April 2016
Following the debate at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, President Tusk made additional remarks on EU migration policy.
President Donald Tusk addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the outcome of the March European Council and the meeting with Turkey.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 11-15 April 2016
President Tusk received the letters of credentials from five new ambassadors to the European Union
President Tusk delivered the keynote speech at the sixth edition of the EPP Saint Géry Dialogue "The EU in the future global economy: to lead or to be led?"
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 2-8 April 2016
President Tusk and Prime Minister Đukanović met in Brussels and discussed Montenegro European integration,
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 28 March - 2 April 2016
The summit is expected to focus on global economic growth, the refugee crisis, terrorism and various foreign policy issues.
Presidents Tusk and Juncker invited Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Brussels for the 13th EU-India summit. It will take place on 30 March.
EU leaders discussed further steps to address the migration crisis.
A meeting of the EU heads of state or government with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was held on 7 March in Brussels. It was followed by a meeting of the members of the European Council.
Discussions at the European Council were dominated by the status of the UK and the ongoing migration and refugee crisis.
At their meeting in December, EU leaders discussed migration topics, the fight against terrorism, the Five Presidents' report on the Economic and Monetary Union, the completion of the single market, and the UK plans for the referendum.
Paris hosted the 21st session of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP 21) which reached a new international agreement on climate change.
The 28 EU heads of state or government held a meeting with Turkey. They agreed on a joint action plan to address the migration crisis and to re-energise Turkey's accession process.
The world's leading economies have concluded the G20 summit in Antalya Turkey affirming their resolve to fight terrorism and address the migration and refugee crisis.
EU leaders held an informal meeting to accelerate the implementation of the decisions taken on the migration crisis and cooperation with Turkey.
An international summit to discuss migration issues between EU and African leaders took place in Valletta on 11-12 November 2015.
EU leaders focused on migration at their meeting in October. They also take stock of discussions on the Economic and Monetary Union and 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.