Locked content Tusk: Brexit procedures to start in early 2017

European Council President Donald Tusk said that British PM Theresa May had told him that the procedures necessary to initiate Brexit should begin in January or February next year. “She declared that it was almost impossible to trigger article 50 this year but it’s quite likely that they will be rea...

Tusk: We need a strong, stable and united Europe

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said after a meeting with Prime Minister Beata Szydło in Warsaw ahead of an informal EU summit in Bratislava later this month that he persuaded the Prime Minister that Europe is something worth caring about, not attacking or questioning. “We need E...

Locked content Tusk: Britain should start Brexit talks as soon as possible

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday during his visit to London, where he met UK Prime Minister Theresa May, that Britain should start talks to leave the European Union as soon as possible. “Our goal (is) to establish closest possible EU-UK relations. The ball is in the UK&#...

Locked content Tusk: No single market a la carte

President of the European Council Donald Tusk has ruled out that there will “a single market a la carte” for the UK and it will have to accept freedom of movement in order to have free EU trade access. Wednesday’s meeting of the 27 leaders in Brussels, the first without Britain, wa...

Locked content Kaczyński blames Tusk for Brexit and hopes for the second vote

Jarosław Kaczyński, the chairman of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, has blamed the President of the European Council and former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk for the UK’s decision to leave the European Union. “A particularly dark role was played by Donald Tusk, who conducted ...

Locked content Tusk to Britons: Stay with us, we need you

“I appeal to the British citizens: Stay with us. We need you. Together we will cope with future challenges. Apart it will be more difficult,” European Council President Donald Tusk wrote on Twitter. The former Polish prime minister said Britain’s closely-watched referendum on EU membersh...

Locked content Tusk: Turkey closer to visa-free travel

The European Union is getting closer to granting Turks visa-free travel to Europe, but talks on this will continue until at least October, European Council President Donald Tusk said, as quoted by Reuters in an interview with German newspaper Bild published on Monday. Asked when Turks would be given...

Tusk: The spectre of a break-up is haunting Europe

European Council President Donald Tusk, at a meeting of the leaders of the European Peoples’ Party (EPP) in Luxembourg marking the 40th anniversary of their group , slammed the EU leaders promoting utopian illusions of a united Europe for losing touch with the people.