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