Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

12-13/07/2017 Meeting

The two-day summit in Kyiv welcomed the completion of the ratification of the association agreement and the recent entry into force of visa liberalisation for Ukrainian citizens. "For me the key sentence of the association agreement is that 'the European Union acknowledges the European aspirations of Ukraine and welcomes its European choice',” said president Tusk after the summit.

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Role

The President chairs European Council meetings and drives forward its work. He also ensures the external representation of the EU at his level on issues concerning its common foreign and security policy.

Biography

Donald Tusk has been the President of the European Council since 1 December 2014. Prior to that, he was Prime Minister of Poland for 7 years.

Cabinet

Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has his own private office, the Cabinet, which supports his activities.