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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

In the spotlight

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.