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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

European Council

In the spotlight

European Council, 25-26 June 2015

The European Council meeting mainly discussed migration. Leaders focused on relocation, resettlement and return policy. EU leaders agreed on measures that are going to help 60,000 people.

EU leaders also addressed:

  • security challenges facing the European Union
  • a review of the European security strategy

They discussed the current negotiations with Greece and other economic issues.

17th EU-China bilateral summit, 29 June 2015 

President Tusk chaired the 17th bilateral summit between the Eu and China. Discussions focused on:

  • political and economic relations between the EU and China and a reinforcement of the EU-China 2020 strategic agenda
  • global challenges such as climate change and an agreement for a fair and ambitious deal at the climate conference in Paris in December 2015
  • foreign policy issues

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.