Donald Tusk - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Donald Tusk French president's Cabinet mixes old and new, left and right PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron named a mix of prominent and unknown figures from the left and the right Wednesday to make up the government tasked with pushing through his plans to reduce labor protections, tighten European unity and boost military spending. The most senior Cabinet job — the post of interior minister — went to Gerard Collom... Wed, 17 May 2017 21:00:00 GMT 2017-05-17T21:00:00Z The Latest: Macron seeks EU favorable to workers, investment PARIS (AP) — The Latest on new French President Emmanuel Macron's government (all times local): 9:30 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he wants a Europe that is both more conducive to investment and more protective of workers. Speaking with European Council President Donald Tusk by his side, Macron said Wedne... Wed, 17 May 2017 19:50:00 GMT 2017-05-17T19:50:00Z EU chief Tusk says he may be too busy for Poland hearing WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says his busy calendar may prevent him from attending a second questioning by Poland's prosecutors over the 2010 plane crash that killed former Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. Prosecutors want to question Tusk as a witness in their investigation into the crash in Russia. Tusk was ... Wed, 17 May 2017 12:40:00 GMT 2017-05-17T12:40:00Z The Latest: France's new president meets UN chief PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's new president (all times local): 9:45 p.m. On his second full day in office, French President Emmanuel Macron has met with the U.N. secretary-general for talks on global issues such as peace and security. United Nations chief Antonio Guterres tweeted after the Tuesday meeting that t... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:00:00 GMT 2017-05-16T20:00:00Z Tusk gets new summons to testify as witness in Poland WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors said Monday they have summoned European Council President Donald Tusk to testify as a witness in their investigation of a 2010 plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski and 95 others. It is the second time that Tusk, who was Poland's prime minister at the time of the crash in Russia, has been summoned by pro... Mon, 15 May 2017 19:39:00 GMT 2017-05-15T19:39:00Z Belgian PM interview: push Brexit button and May must pay British expectations in its divorce proceedings from the European Union are "not realistic," Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Friday, sending a clear warning that Britain will not escape having to foot a hefty bill for its momentous decision that has shaken the bloc to its core. Michel said in an interview with The Associated Press Friday that "... Fri, 05 May 2017 09:27:00 GMT 2017-05-05T09:27:00Z EU chief Tusk calls for calm as Brexit tensions soar BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union chief Donald Tusk appealed Thursday for calm as tensions soar between Brussels and London over negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc. "These negotiations are difficult enough as they are. If we start arguing before they even begin, they will become impossible," said EU Council President Tusk, who chairs summits of EU leaders. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 16:11:00 GMT 2017-05-04T16:11:00Z Polish official suspended over image of Tusk as SS officer WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's Foreign Ministry has suspended one of its honorary consuls in the U.S. after the woman allegedly posted a digitally-altered image showing European Council President Donald Tusk dressed as a Nazi German SS officer. The image was posted on the Facebook page of Maria Szonert Binienda, recently named honorary consul in Akron, Oh... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:06:00 GMT 2017-04-30T19:06:00Z EU leaders unite ahead of Brexit divorce talks with UK BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders vowed Saturday to stand shoulder-to-shoulder behind their negotiating team during the divorce proceedings with Britain and warned that demands from British Prime Minister Theresa May will be dealt with "firmly." The 27 EU leaders in Brussels finalized the cornerstones of their negotiating stance within four minutes o... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 20:39:00 GMT 2017-04-29T20:39:00Z The Latest: EU says UK blocking progress on budget review BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 5:05 p.m. Even before the European Union and Britain kick off their divorce negotiations, there is already a fight between the two that could affect the talks. EU Commission President Jea... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:03:00 GMT 2017-04-29T15:03:00Z French president: May 7 vote will gauge support for EU exit BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 12:15 p.m. French President Francois Hollande says French voters have a choice to make about the future of Europe when they cast their ballots in the second round of the presidential election next weekend. Sp... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 10:25:00 GMT 2017-04-29T10:25:00Z Polish premier: No regrets about opposing Tusk re-election WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Thursday she has no regrets about trying to block the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council and would do it again. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo's failed attempt to block Tusk's re-election last month pitted Poland against the 27 other European Union members and was considered a wrong move by many Pol... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:00 GMT 2017-04-27T15:37:00Z The Latest: Dutch eye EU medical agency now based in London BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the British exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:45 p.m. With Britain's departure from the European Union on the horizon, the Netherlands is seeking to take over an agency based in London that evaluates, supervises and monitors medicines developed for use in the EU. Dutch Pri... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMT 2017-04-20T14:08:00Z EU's Tusk questioned for hours in Polish investigation WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk spent more than eight hours behind closed doors Wednesday being questioned by Polish prosecutors, emerging from the proceedings to say the case in which he appeared as a witness is of a "highly political character." Military prosecutors are investigating allegations of secret illegal contacts be... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:17:00 GMT 2017-04-19T20:17:00Z UK leader calls for early election to boost Brexit bid LONDON (AP) — Delivering the latest jolt in Britain's year of political shocks, Prime Minister Theresa May called Tuesday for a snap June 8 general election, seeking to strengthen her hand in European Union exit talks and tighten her grip on a fractious Conservative Party. With the Labour opposition weakened, May's gamble will probably pay off with an enh... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 01:57:00 GMT 2017-04-19T01:57:00Z Poland marks anniversary of president's death in plane crash WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland observed the seventh anniversary Monday of a plane crash in Russia that killed President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 94 others, marking the day with wreath-laying ceremonies and prayers — and renewed suggestions from those in power that foul play was involved. Poland's ruling party, Law and Justice, is headed by Kaczynski's t... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-10T20:43:00Z 7 years later, Poland still wrestles with plane crash trauma WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It's been seven years since Poland lost its president in a plane crash in Russia. His twin brother, who effectively runs the Polish government today, remains in mourning, only wearing black suits and black ties in public — and determined to punish those he blames for the crash. The identical and inseparable Kaczynski twins Lech and J... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 08:42:00 GMT 2017-04-09T08:42:00Z The Latest: Swedish police haul away truck used in attack STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the truck crashing into a department store in central Stockholm. (all times local): 2:30 a.m. Swedish investigators have removed the hijacked beer truck from the Stockholm department store where it ran into a crowd of pedestrians in what the prime minister says is an act of terrorism. Po... Sat, 08 Apr 2017 00:46:00 GMT 2017-04-08T00:46:00Z Stolen truck kills 4 in Stockholm; Sweden calls it terror STOCKHOLM (AP) — A hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store on Friday, killing four people, wounding 15 others and sending screaming shoppers fleeing in panic in what Sweden's prime minister called a terrorist attack. A nationwide manhunt was launched and one person was arrested following the latest use of a vehi... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 22:15:00 GMT 2017-04-07T22:15:00Z The Latest: US calls for transparency in UN Syria summit BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. insisted that an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on the U.S. missile attack on Syria be held in the open so that "any country that chooses to defend the atrocities of the Syrian regime will have to do in full public vie... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:31:00 GMT 2017-04-07T16:31:00Z Poland's gov't easily survives assessment vote WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist government on Friday easily survived a no-confidence vote in parliament brought by the opposition, which accuses it of steering toward "dictatorship" and "Bolshevik centralization." The vote in the lower house, or Sejm, was 238-174 with four abstentions in favor of the government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo. The ... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:19:00 GMT 2017-04-07T13:19:00Z EU's Tusk, Britain's May seek smooth start to Brexit talks LONDON (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk and British Prime Minister Theresa May met Thursday to seek a smooth start to the U.K.'s EU departure, a day after the European Parliament laid out tough guidelines for the divorce negotiations. The talks came as both sides are settling on their negotiating positions, and after some strong tabloid headl... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:57:00 GMT 2017-04-06T19:57:00Z Polish government to take control of major new WWII museum WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A court paved the way Wednesday for Poland's government to take control of a new World War II museum that has been the focus of a major ideological standoff over how to remember the war. The conflict has pitted the creators of the Museum of the Second World War — who place Poland's war experiences in an international context and emph... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 16:30:00 GMT 2017-04-05T16:30:00Z Greece says a deal on unfreezing the bailout is close ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Top Greek and European officials indicated Wednesday that it's possible to reach a breakthrough in the country's difficult bailout talks over the next two days. Greece's prime minister said that if a deal on paying Athens the next bailout installment fails to materialize, the eurozone should hold a special summit. Alexis Tsipras said... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:24:00 GMT 2017-04-05T12:24:00Z Greek envoys in Brussels to try and break bailout stalemate ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Three Greek cabinet officials have returned to Brussels for emergency meetings on delayed bailout negotiations, officials from Greece's government and the European Union said late Tuesday. Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos, deputy George Chouliarakis, and Labor Minister Effie Achtsioglou traveled to the Belgian capital to meet... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 20:49:00 GMT 2017-04-04T20:49:00Z Poland's ruling party lost support after opposing Tusk at EU WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's ruling Law and Justice party lost some voter support after making an unsuccessful attempt to block the re-election of former Prime Minister Donald Tusk to his top European Union job, recent polls show. Polls also show a strong jump in support for Civic Platform, the party that Tusk led before he became European Council presi... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 13:47:00 GMT 2017-04-04T13:47:00Z Tusk urges Macedonia to form new government SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk has urged political parties in Macedonia to form a new government and warned that the country's extended crisis is hurting efforts to deepen integration with Western alliances. Macedonia was thrown into political paralysis after the December election produced a hung parliament. Parties repres... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:44:00 GMT 2017-04-03T17:44:00Z Poland accuses Russians in plane crash that killed president WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish prosecutors alleged Monday that a new analysis of evidence from the 2010 plane crash in Russia that killed the Polish president shows that two Russian air traffic controllers and a third Russian official in the control tower deliberately contributed to the disaster. Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman quickly rejected... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 16:58:00 GMT 2017-04-03T16:58:00Z Gibraltar outraged that Spain has veto power over its future MADRID (AP) — Gibraltar expressed outrage Friday at how it said Spain is using the U.K.'s impending departure from the European Union to force renegotiations on the future of Gibraltar, the territory that Spain has been trying to get back from Britain for 300 years. The nine-page roadmap introduced Friday by EU Council President Donald Tusk says that futu... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT 2017-03-31T19:20:00Z EU wants to solve divorce before fall talks on UK's future BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain's future relationship with the bloc as early as the fall if decisive progress is made on key parts of the divorce proceedings — a move that grants some of the British prime minister's wishes. Draft guidelines obtained by The Associated Press say the EU... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:08:00 GMT 2017-03-31T17:08:00Z