Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk


Twitter channel of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team.

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Shocked by the scale of the disaster, touched by the resilence of the people of #Beirut , impressed by the courage of the rescue teams. Europe is already standing by your side. I promise you that Europe will also be there to help you rebuild.

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I met with President Aoun, Speaker Berri and PM @Hassan_B_Diab  to assure them the #EU  stands in full solidarity with the people in #Lebanon . All political forces should work together for the common good of the people, implementing reforms to give hope for a better future

Together with @UvdLeyen , we sent a letter to Member States urging them to support b #Lebanonyond  its immediate needs, also for its longer term reconstruction. We stand ready to coordinate this support to maximise its impact. Our letter:

#Lebanon can count on solidarity from the EU. Not just in words but also in concrete action for the Lebanese people.

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My deepest respect to the rescue teams @RedCrossLebanon , working day and night, saving lives, healing the wounded. #Beirut 

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The EU has already mobilised 33 million euros and is offering 30 millions more for the most urgent needs in #Lebanon . My speech at the international conference on assistance and support to #Beirut :

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People in #Lebanon  want to know the truth, they deserve transparency and justice. An independent and credible inquiry into the cause of this tragedy is therefore crucial.

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Appeal to EP: You should be open to a long extension, if the UK wishes to rethink its strategy. 6 million people signed the petition, 1 million marched. They may not feel sufficiently represented by UK Parliament but they must feel represented by you. Because they are Europeans.

@BorisJohnson , what’s at stake is not winning some stupid blame game. At stake is the future of Europe and the UK as well as the security and interests of our people. You don’t want a deal, you don’t want an extension, you don’t want to revoke, quo vadis?

If a deal is impossible, and no one wants no deal, then who will finally have the courage to say what the only positive solution is?

I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit , without even a sketch of a plan how to carry it out safely.

To my British friends, The EU27 has formally adopted the extension. It may be the last one. Please make the best use of this time. I also want to say goodbye to you as my mission here is coming to an end. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.

The backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland unless and until an alternative is found. Those against the backstop and not proposing realistic alternatives in fact support reestablishing a border. Even if they do not admit it.

The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react. #Brexit 

For EU nothing changes. Spain remains our only interlocutor. I hope the Spanish government favours force of argument, not argument of force.

Following PM @BorisJohnson ’s decision to pause the process of ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement, and in order to avoid a no-deal #Brexit , I will recommend the EU27 accept the UK request for an extension. For this I will propose a written procedure.

America and the EU are best friends. Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.

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