Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
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EU leaders meeting with Turkey
President Donald Tusk has called a meeting of EU heads of state or government with Turkey on 29 November 2015. The meeting marks an important step in developing EU-Turkey relations and contributing to managing the migration crisis.
It follows a series of high level talks between the European Commission and Turkey as well as a number of bilateral meetings by President Tusk with President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu.
Visit to the Western Balkans countries, 21-25 November 2015
President Donald Tusk visited the countries of the Western Balkans. He met with Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade before flying to Albania for a meeting with Prime Minister Edi Rama, and a visit to Skopje to see President Gjorge Ivanov and Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Last Tuesday, he was in Sarajevo for a meeting with the Chairman of the Presidency Dragan Čović, before attending the Brdo-Brijuni Process Summit in Zagreb, on Wednesday, and meeting US Vice-President Joe Biden.
The overall purpose of the trip was to discuss how the European Union and the countries in the Western Balkans region can cooperate closer to stem and manage the flow of migrants. The trip followed similar trips by President Tusk to Turkey, Jordan, Egypt and Tunisia, as well as the recent summit in Valletta with African countries.
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.
Introductory remarks by President Donald Tusk at the meeting of EU heads of state or government with Turkey, 29 November 2015.
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 29 November - 4 December 2015
On 25 November 2015 President Donald Tusk attended the summit of the Brdo-Brijuni Process in Zagreb.
On 24 November 2015 President Donald Tusk sent a letter of congratulations to the new Prime Minister of Portugal António Costa
On 24 November 2015 President Donald Tusk met the Chair of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Čović in Sarajevo.
On 23 November 2015 President Donald Tusk invited the heads of state or government of the European Union for a meeting with Turkey on Sunday 29 November 2015
On 22nd November 2015, President Donald Tusk met President Gjorge Ivanov in Skopje.
On 22nd November 2015, President Donald Tusk met Prime Minister Edi Rama in Tirana.
On 21st November 2015, President Donald Tusk met Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić in Belgrade.
Updated schedule of President Donald Tusk 21-29 November 2015
On 15 November 2015 President Tusk held a press conference ahead of the G20 summit in Antalya focusing on the recent attacks in Paris
President Donald Tusk, President Jean-Claude Juncker and Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya on 15 November 2015
On Sunday 15 November 2015, the 28 heads of state or government and the Presidents of the European institutions published a joint declaration on the terrorist attacks in Paris.
On 14 November 2015 President Donald Tusk sent a letter to French President François Hollande following the terrorist attacks in Paris
Weekly schedule of President Donald Tusk 15-22 November 2015.
On 13 November 2015 President Donald Tusk sent a letter of congratulation to Dacian Cioloș on his nomination as Prime Minister of Romania.
Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the informal meeting of EU heads of state or government in Valletta on 12 November 2015
On 12 November 2015 President Donald Tusk held a press conference after the Valletta Summit on migration between EU and African countries
On 11 November 2015 President Donald Tusk opened the first working session of the Valletta summit on migration
At their meeting in December, EU leaders are expected to discuss migration topics, the President's report on the Economic and Monetary Union, the completion of the single market, and the UK plans for the referendum.
Paris hosts the 21st session of the UN Conference of the Parties (COP 21) aiming at achieving a new international agreement on climate change.
President Donald Tusk has called a meeting of EU heads of state or government with Turkey to discuss EU-Turkey cooperation on the refugee and migration crisis.
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.
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.
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.