Posts tagged as Donald Tusk

President of the European Council calls Russia ‘strategic problem’

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Donald Tusk, the outgoing president of the European Council, has said that Russia has been a “strategic problem” for the EU. His comments came as a response to the French president, Emmanuel Macron, who has said that the EU should restore full relations with the Russian government in order to push the peace process in Ukraine forward, according to  Emerging Europe. Making a farewell speech at the College of Europe…

EU Council President called Britain a ‘second-rate’ country

Friday, November 15, 2019

The United Kingdom will become a “second-rate player” after Brexit, according to outgoing European Council President Donald Tusk, who said the UK’s decision to leave “is the real end of the British Empire.” Speaking at The College of Europe on Wednesday, Tusk urged Remainers to not “give up” in their mission to stop Brexit, saying: “In this match, we had added time, we are already in extra time, perhaps it…

Estonian PM in Georgia for Eastern Partnership 10th anniversary conference

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas is in Georgia on Wednesday and Thursday to attend an international conference marking the tenth anniversary of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EP). The conference, held in the city of Batumi on Thursday and Friday, will be attended by delegates from several European Union member states and Eastern Partnership nations, including eight ministers of foreign affairs, spokespeople for the Georgian Foreign Ministry told journalists on…

Donald Tusk is accused of sexism

Friday, October 5, 2018

EU chief Donald Tusk tried to exploit Tory splits over Europe last night by demanding that Theresa May abandon Chequers and accept a Canada-style trade deal. The President of the European Council triggered a furious Government backlash with a cynical appeal to hardline Brexiteers who want the PM to abandon her blueprint. Taunting Mrs May on Twitter after she accused EU leaders of not respecting the UK, Mr Tusk wrote:…

Brexit: EU adopts guidelines for negotiations on future relations

Friday, March 23, 2018

EU leaders have approved guidelines for the negotiation of future relations with the UK after Brexit. The text on trade, security and other issues was adopted within minutes in Brussels, clearing the way for the next phase of Brexit talks to get under way. The UK is due to leave in March 2019 and negotiators have said they want a deal in place by the end of the year. Prime…