Twitter channel of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council. Managed by the media team.
We reaffirm the strategic importance of our EU-US partnership Based on shared values, common interests, cultural and historical ties, and a geopolitical reality We must stand together as the bedrock of freedom, equality, and the international rules-based order #InaugurationDay
I want to thank @DrTedros for proposing a @WHO working group on the pandemic treaty. We will continue to work together to take the pandemic treaty forward ahead of the World Health Assembly in May. We need this if we want to be better prepared for future pandemics #COVID19
I wish President @JoeBiden & Vice President@KamalaHarris my very best, as they strive to heal their country & lead the American people out of the pandemic. It’s time to bring back conviction & common sense and rejuvenate our EU-US relationship. 🇪🇺 #Inauguration2021
Welcomed president @Zourabichvili_S to Brussels. We continue to stand by Georgia in its efforts to overcome #COVID19 pandemic and its consequences and to deepen reforms. Let’s further strengthen our partnership. EU’s support to Georgia’s territorial integrity is unwavering.
We are convinced borders must remain open. At the same time, we are also convinced restrictions on non-essential travel must be considered. @EUCouncil recommendations might have to be adapted in this respect. #EUCO #COVID19
🇪🇺 Leaders want vaccination to be accelerated. In this respect, commitments on deliveries made by companies must be respected. Vaccines should be distributed at the same time and must be on a pro rata population basis. #EUCO #COVID19
In my call with president Putin@Kremlin Russia_E today I reiterated #EU is united in its condemnation of Alexey #Navalny ’s detention and calls for his immediate release. Russia must urgently proceed with full and transparent investigation into the assassination attempt on him.
Õnnitlen Kaja Kallast Eesti esimeseks naispeaministriks saamise puhul! I would like to welcome @kajakallas as the first female prime minister of Estonia congratulations! Looking forward to working closely together at #EUCO Wishing@RatasJuri all the best for the future!
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.
For EU nothing changes. Spain remains our only interlocutor. I hope the Spanish government favours force of argument, not argument of force.
The extension request has just arrived. I will now start consulting EU leaders on how to react. #Brexit