Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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Visit to Slovenia and Croatia, 30 August - 1 September 2015
From 30 August to 1 September 2015 President Tusk visited Slovenia and Croatia to discuss migration, the situation in the Western Balkans as well as other challenges facing Europe.
On 30 and 31 August in the city of Bled, President Tusk met Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of Slovenia. They had an exchange of views on what the European Union is already doing in terms of assistance and migration and how to target the efforts more to solve the crisis.
On 31 August, President of the European Council also met Borut Pahor, President of Slovenia.
During the visit President Tusk took part in 2015 Bled Strategic Forum, where he gave the keynote speech and participated in the panel entitled "New Global Order: Confrontation or Partnership".
"We need to think about our Europe with greater tenderness and patience. We need to protect her not only against external threats when they appear, but also against internal temptations for revolutionary and total changes", said President Tusk.
On 1 September President Tusk visited Croatia, where he met President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović and Prime Minister Zoran Milanović.
This visit to Slovenia and Croatia was a good opportunity to demonstrate EU's determination to create more stability and prosperity in the region.
Meeting with Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine,
27 August 2015
On 27 August, President Tusk met Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine for a working lunch at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.
The meeting was the opportunity to follow the discussions held during the year on:
- the crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the application of the Minsk agreements
- the domestic situation in Ukraine, including the economic outlook, upcoming local elections and constitutional reforms
- the implementation of the Association Agreement and the political and economic reforms in Ukraine including EU financial and other assistance
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 3 September 2015 President Donald Tusk addressed the annual EU Ambassadors' conference in Brussels
On 3 June 2015 President Donald Tusk met Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán and made some remarks before their meeting.
On 1 September 2015 President Donald Tusk met In Zagreb the Prime Minister of Croatia Zoran Milanović
On 1st September 2015, President Donald Tusk met in Zagreb the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović
On 31 August 2015 President Donald Tusk delivered the keynote address at the 2015 Bled Strategic Forum panel "Global Order: Confrontation or Partnership"
On 31 August 2015 President Donald Tusk had a meeting in Bled with Prime Minister of Slovenia, Miro Cerar.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 30 August-4 September 2015
On 27 August 2015, President of the European Council, Donald Tusk had a meeting with President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko.
On 27 August 2015, President Tusk will meet Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine for a working lunch at the European Council headquarters in Brussels.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 20-24 July 2015.
On 17 July 2015, President Tusk received the letters of credentials from six new ambassadors to the European Union
On 14 July 2015 President Donald Tusk welcomed the agreement on Iran's nuclear programme
At the press conference of the Euro Summit of 12 July 2015, President Donald Tusk presented the outcome of the meeting.
Updated weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 12-17 July 2015.
On 9 July 2015 President Donald Tusk discussed the Luxembourg Presidency priorities with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.
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.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, will address the UN General Assembly on behalf of the EU.
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 organised in Brussels on 12 June 2015.
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.
Following the recent tragic events in the Mediterranean, EU leaders agreed four priority areas for action at a special meeting of the European Council.
At the European Council meeting in Brussels, EU leaders agreed to establish an Energy Union, they also discussed economic topics and external relations
EU leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine, the fight against terrorism, and the Economic and Monetary Union.
G20 members committed to step up their efforts and investments to boost economic growth and jobs creation.
EU leaders agreed to the world's most ambitious 2030 climate energy policy, and increased EU financial help to €1 billion to fight Ebola.
The 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit brought together more than 50 European and Asian leaders, to discuss the enlarging scope of the Europe-Asia relationship.