Locked content Tusk in Latvia: no UK single market access w/o four freedoms

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday during his visit to Latvia, where he met Prime Minister Maris Kučinskis, that the UK’s access to the single market is conditional on accepting the four freedoms, that is the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. “I k...

Locked content Tusk: Cameron is pressing for fast EU deal

Donald Tusk said in an interview with British daily The Guardian said that David Cameron is pressing 27 other European heads of government to accept his terms for deciding Britain’s future in the EU at a Brussels summit in two weeks’ time. The President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will cha...

Locked content Ostachowicz won’t be joining Orlen’s management board

One of the PM Donald Tusk’s closest advisor. Igor Ostachowicz, won’t be joining state-controlled refinery giant Orlen’s management board. He decided against it the day after his appointment. Ostachowicz nomination met with protests by opposition who claimed that he was given a high-paid job (with ye...

Locked content Tusk’s aide joins Orlen’s Management Board

Igor Ostachowicz, who has been advising PM Donald Tusk since 2007 has joined the WSE-listed PKN Orlen as a member of the management board. He will be responsible for “corporate issues,” the company wrote in a market filing. He will also be responsible for securing EU funds for company’s development....

Kopacz to replace Tusk as PM?

Speaker of the lower house (Sejm) of the Polish parliament, Ewa Kopacz, put forward her candidacy to replace Donald Tusk as the Prime Minister if he is elected as the new EU Council head. “When one enters politics, any post that helps Poland is possible. If the situation requires it, I would be able...

Tusk warns about Russian intervention into Ukraine

Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said at the press conference that he has information indicating that the threat of a “direct intervention” by Russia into Ukraine “is growing.” “The threat of a direct intervention by Russia into Ukraine is greater than it was a few days or a couple of weeks ago,” T...

Locked content Government losing popularity

According to the latest poll by CBOS, 38 percent of Poles (two percent up from last month) are against Donald Tusk’s government, 26 percent of polled are supporting his cabinet. Only 29 percent (down by 5 percent) of Poles are happy that Donald Tusk is the Prime Minister, while 55 percent are not ha...

PM Tusk easily survives confidence vote

Polish PM Donald Tusk asked Polish parliament for the vote of confidence following the wiretap scandal which included several members of his cabinet. “When I’m in Brussels tomorrow I need to know I have full confidence of this house, so I am proposing to hold a vote of confidence now. … Withou...

Tusk: all sides are at risk

People who are in possession of the incriminating recordings are seeking to undermine the authority of the state, said Tusk. Opposition parties who are calling for a vote of no confidence and a resignation of the PO government, need to weigh their words, as the illegal tapes may prove to be just as ...