Donald Tusk

Donald Tusk

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

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Invitation letter ahead of the informal meeting in Porto on 7-8 May

My thoughts are with the people of #Israel  in the wake of yesterday’s accident at #MountMeron  We wish you strength and courage to get through these difficult times.

In #Luanda , I met with President João Lourenço@jlprdeangola  #Angola  is an important partner both to foster private sector investment and job creation and preserve regional stability. We are committed to strengthening our partnership. #AUEU 

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Cooperation is key to defeating #COVID19 . The EU has mobilised almost €2.5 billion for #COVAX  to provide vaccines around the world. #Angola  is no exception. We need to increase vaccine production to guarantee supplies to COVAX centres in #Luanda  & elsewhere #AUEU  #TeamEurope 

Today - #LabourDay  - I pay tribute to the resilience so many have demonstrated in these challenging times.

Freedom of the press is a core European value and is essential for democracy. We need to defend such freedom every day and ensure that journalists do their work in safety. #WorldPressFreedomDay 

Welcomed @KingAbdullahII  confirming the excellent EU-Jordan relations Exchanged on fight against #COVID19  and key developments in the region where Jordan JO is a partner We’ll strengthen our cooperation to fight against terrorism & extremism and promote stability in the region

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EU is fully committed to tackling all barriers hindering the global fight against #COVID19 . All countries must allow export & avoid disrupting supply chains. We must develop global production capacity with financial support from the EU for developing partners. 1/2 #SocialRights 


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.

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 

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.

Unless there is a change of heart among our British friends, #Brexit  will become a reality – with all its negative consequences - March next year. We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open for you.