Poland's Donald Tusk to Become European Council President

PeoplePoliticians ♦ Published: August 30, 2014; 20:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

Current council president Herman Van Rompuy tweeted the announcement from the EU summit. Mr Tusk, Poland's centre-right prime minister since 2007, will become the European Council's president. Italy's Federica Mogherini, a centre-left politician and foreign minister will replace the UK's Catherine Ashton as EU foreign policy chief.

Tusk to become European Council president / Picture: © Wikipedia / Gnesener1900

Donald Franciszek Tusk (born 22 April 1957), the new European Council president is Prime Minister of Poland since 2007. He was a co-founder and is chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) party.

Tusk was officially designated as Prime Minister on 9 November 2007 and took office on 16 November. His cabinet won a vote of confidence in the Sejm on 24 November 2007.…