Donald Tusk

Polish politician, former President of the European Council, former Prime Minister of Poland, President of the European People’s Party

Donald Franciszek Tusk (pronounced [ˈdɔnalt franˈtɕiʃɛk ˈtusk], born 22 April 1957) was the President of the European Council. Before that he was the Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014. He was the leader of the biggest Polish political party, Platforma Obywatelska (Civic Platform). In August 2014, Tusk was elected to become the next President of the European Council.


Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk 2019.jpg
Tusk in 2019
President of the European People's Party
Assumed office
1 December 2019
Secretary-GeneralAntonio López-Istúriz White (ES)
Group LeaderManfred Weber (DE)
Preceded byJoseph Daul (F)
President of the European Council
In office
1 December 2014 – 30 November 2019
Preceded byHerman Van Rompuy (B)
Succeeded byCharles Michel (B)
Prime Minister of Poland
In office
16 November 2007 – 22 September 2014
PresidentLech Kaczyński
Bronisław Komorowski (Acting)
Bogdan Borusewicz (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna (Acting)
Bronisław Komorowski
DeputyWaldemar Pawlak
Grzegorz Schetyna
Janusz Piechociński
Jacek Rostowski
Elżbieta Bieńkowska
Preceded byJarosław Kaczyński
Succeeded byEwa Kopacz
Leader of Civic Platform
In office
1 June 2003 – 8 November 2014
Parliamentary LeaderHimself
Bogdan Zdrojewski
Zbigniew Chlebowski
Grzegorz Dolniak (Acting)
Grzegorz Schetyna
Tomasz Tomczykiewicz
Rafał Grupiński
Preceded byMaciej Płażyński
Succeeded byEwa Kopacz
Personal details
Born
Donald Franciszek Tusk

(1957-04-22) 22 April 1957 (age 62)
Gdańsk, Poland
Political partyLiberal Democratic Congress (before 1994)
Freedom Union (1994–2001)
Civic Platform (2001–present)
Other political
affiliations
European People's Party
Spouse(s)
Małgorzata Sochacka (m. 1978)
Children2
EducationUniversity of Gdańsk
AwardsPER Order of the Sun of Peru - Grand Cross BAR.png Order of the Sun of Peru
NOR Royal Norwegian Order of Merit - Grand Cross BAR.png Royal Norwegian Order of Merit
EST Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana - 1st Class BAR.png Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana
Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise 1st 2nd and 3rd Class of Ukraine.png Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise
Signature
WebsiteOfficial website

In March 2017, Tusk was reelected as President of the European Council.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Poland fails to stop Donald Tusk EU re-election". BBC News Online. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2017.

Other websitesEdit