The President of the European Council
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.
30-31 March 2015: President Tusk will visit Malta, Spain and Tunisia to discuss regional stability, irregular migration and terrorist threats
President Tusk will visit Malta, Spain and Tunisia to discuss how the EU can help:
- stabilise the region
- counter terrorist threats
- prevent and fight illegal migration
The EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, will join his visit to Tunisia.
Instability in the southern Mediterranean poses a serious threat for the whole of Europe. In June 2014, the European Council made it one of its strategic priorities to ensure effective EU cooperation on security issues, such as terrorism and the management of migration flows.
Follow Donald Tusk on:
"The EU cannot have a failed state (Libya), run by warlords and fanatics, slipping into anarchy only 100 miles off the southern coast of Europe."
President Tusk speaking ahead of his meeting with US President Obama, Washington, 9 March 2015
In February this year following the terrorist attacks in Paris and Copenhagen, the EU leaders agreed an ambitious workplan on how to step up the fight against terrorism and extremist violence.
And in March this year, the EU leaders discussed the crisis in Libya and its regional, international dimension. During his visit to US President Obama, President Tusk also said that the EU will step-up its support to Libya.
23/03/2015Letter of condolences
30/03/2015Visit to Malta
12.30 Meeting with Prime Minister Joseph Muscat at the Auberge de Castille (photo opportunity)
13.30 Press conference
31/03/2015Visit to Spain
09.30 Meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at la Moncloa (photo opportunity)
10.50 Press conference
31/03/2015Visit to Tunisia
14.30 Meeting with Prime Minister Habib Essid at Kasbah Government Palace (photo opportunity)
15.25 Press conference
15.45 Meeting with President of the Assembly of the Representatives of the People Mohamed Ennaceur at Bardo Palace (photo opportunity)
16.20 Wreath laying ceremony in memory of the victims of the terrorist attack on 18/3 at Bardo Museum (photo opportunity)
17.00 Meeting with President Beji Caid Essebsi at Carthage Palace (photo opportunity)