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EU offers Belarus $9 billion for reforms

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- EU leaders offered the president of Belarus $9 billion if he releases political prisoners and holds democratic elections, EUobserver reports.

Could Poland link to Nabucco?

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The start of a gas pipeline interconnector between Poland and the Czech Republic might be part of a grander scheme that could include Nabucco, an official said.
Denmark adds border crossing agents

Denmark adds border crossing agents

BRUSSELS, July 7 (UPI) -- Denmark has assigned an additional 50 customs officers to its German and Swedish borders, prompting criticism from Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

'New euroscepticism' worries Polish PM

WARSAW, Poland, July 1 (UPI) -- The European Union is at a "difficult and complicated" moment because of economic troubles and immigration, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Friday.

Nord Stream no hindrance to Poland

WARSAW, Poland, June 22 (UPI) -- Berlin has given assurances the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea won't block development of Polish ports, the Polish prime minister said.
Poland rejects Russian report on jet crash

Poland rejects Russian report on jet crash

BRUSSELS, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk Friday rejected Russia's draft report on the plane crash that killed President Lech Kaczynski in April.
Poland warns of possible two-tiered EU

Poland warns of possible two-tiered EU

BRUSSELS, June 10 (UPI) -- Efforts to step up economic coordination after Greece's debt crisis should go beyond the countries sharing the euro, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said.

Flooding in Poland spreads beyond borders

WARSAW, Poland, May 26 (UPI) -- Severe flooding in Poland, already responsible for the deaths of 15 people, now is threatening neighboring countries, officials said.

Poland plans weeklong mourning period

WARSAW, Poland, April 10 (UPI) -- Poland plans seven days of mourning after its president, his wife and members of a government delegation died Saturday in a plane crash in western Russia.
Poles, Russians mark massacre anniversary

Poles, Russians mark massacre anniversary

KATYN, Russia, April 7 (UPI) -- The prime ministers of Russia and Poland set a precedent Wednesday by each attending a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Katyn massacre of Poles.

Warsaw's energy efforts irks opposition

WARSAW, Poland, March 12 (UPI) -- A move by Warsaw to court controversial energy partners in the Caucasus raises serious political questions, members of Polish opposition parties said.
Putin may visit site of Katyn massacre

Putin may visit site of Katyn massacre

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A historian said Polish-Russian relations could be improved if Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the site of the 1940 Katyn massacre.

France, Poland have bilateral meetings

PARIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and French President Nicolas Sarkozy discussed cooperation in defense and energy, the Elysee Palace in Paris said Thursday.
Talks fruitful, Biden and Kaczynski say

Talks fruitful, Biden and Kaczynski say

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Polish President Lech Kaczynski said discussions with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday were good, despite lingering differences on missile defense.

Scandal costly to three Polish ministers

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday three government ministers caught up in the "Blackjack" lobbying scandal have quit.
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U.S. President George W. Bush (R) shakes hands with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk (L) after their meeting at the Oval Office of the White House March 10, 2008 in Washington, DC. Tusk is in Washington to discuss the inclusion of Poland in a U.S. missile defense system with President Bush. (UPI Photo/Alex Wong\POOL)
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Donald Franciszek Tusk  ( listen) (born 22 April 1957) is a Polish politician, co-founder and chairman of the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska). He previously served as Vice Marshal (deputy speaker) of the Senate (1997–2001) and Vice Marshal of the Sejm (2001–2005). He also served as Leader of the Opposition (2003–2007). He is the current Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.

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. He is currently second longest serving Prime Minister of the Third Republic of Poland after Jerzy Buzek.

Tusk was born in Gdańsk. Tusk's father, also named Donald Tusk (1930–1972), was a carpenter. Donald Tusk's mother, Ewa Tusk (1934–2009), was a nurse. His uncle, Bronisław Tusk (1935–2000), was a sculptor from Gdańsk. His grandfather Józef Tusk (1907–1987) was a railway official who, as a former citizen of the Free City of Danzig, was compulsorily drafted by German Nazi authorities into the Wehrmacht on 2 August 1944. He deserted a few months later to join the Polish Army in the West on 24 November 1944.

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