Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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G7 summit, Japan, 26-27 May 2016
On 26-27 May, President Tusk will attend the G7 summit in Ise-Shima (Japan).
Global growth remains an urgent priority for the G7 and leaders are expected to commit to further strengthening their policy response. They are also expected to discuss the most pressing foreign policy challenges, including the situation in Syria and Ukraine and cross-cutting themes like counter-terrorism.
The G7 is also expected to discuss the global migration and refugee crisis and commit to increased assistance.
Visit to Montenegro, 21 May 2016
President Tusk travelled to Montenegro on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the renewal of independence of the country.
"Montenegro does deserve more. And I am confident that your dreams about a safe and prosperous Montenegro shall be fulfilled, because you are a great nation."
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
He met the leaders from Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro at villa Milocer to discuss the importance of the reconciliation process for the Western Balkans future. He also had a bilateral meeting with President Filip Vujanović to discuss the EU perspective for Montenegro and the country's achievements since independence. Later, President Tusk met with Prime Minister Milo Đukanović to discuss progress in the EU accession progress. He welcomed the recent political agreement involving opposition parties which is a model for the region. In the evening, he participated in the ceremony of the 10th anniversary of renewal of independence.
"Montenegro does deserve more. And I am confident that your dreams about a safe and prosperous Montenegro shall be fulfilled, because you are a great nation," said 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.
President Donald Tusk delivered a speech at the 10th anniversary of independence of Montenegro.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 21 - 27 May 2016
On 17 May 2016 President Donald Tusk congratulates Christian Kern on his appointment as Federal Chancellor of Austria.
President Tusk and Prime Minister Rasmussen met in Copenhagen and discussed the main challenges of the EU including the migration crisis, the status of the UK in the EU, Russian policy and climate.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 16 - 22 May 2016.
President Tusk will meet Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen Tuesday morning (17 May 2016) in Copenhagen to discuss current EU affairs, including the topics of the next European Council in June.
On 9 May 2016 President Donald Tusk sent a letter of congratulation to Enda Kenny, on his re-appointment as Taoiseach of Ireland.
In this report, President Donald Tusk looks back at the European Council's work since he took up office on 1 December 2014.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 9-13 May 2016
European Council President Donald Tusk, together with Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Martin Schulz, delivered a laudatio speech at the award ceremony of the International Charlemagne Prize to Pope Francis in Rome.
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.
The conference will gather up to 70 countries and 30 international organisations and agencies. It will be co-hosted by the EU and the government of Afghanistan.
The summit is expected to focus on economy and trade, foreign policy and climate change and energy. Leaders will also discuss counterterrorism and migration.
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.