New Polish PM advocates liberal economy

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk told parliament Friday his pro-European Union coalition government will pursue a liberal economy with social welfare policies.

Polish deputy health minister resigns

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Poland's new prime minister Thursday accepted the resignation of the deputy health minister amid allegations he might be involved in a corruption scheme.

Poland PM sacks counter-intelligence head

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Poland's prime minister fired the head of the counter-intelligence service for allegedly secretly moving military intelligence files to the presidential office.

BMD Watch: Poles may put BMD base on hold

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- The Bush administration's plans to build and deploy an anti-ballistic missile interceptor base in Poland took another body blow Monday when Poland's new defense minister said in a newspaper interview he opposed the idea.
MARTIN SIEFF, UPI Senior News Analyst

Poland plans to send 350 soldiers to Chad

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Poland's new government plans to send 350 soldiers as part of European Union logistics support in the central-north African nation of Chad, Polish Radio said.

Poles want easier access to guns

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A Polish private magazine, with support from criminal law experts and some politicians, has launched a campaign to make gun licenses easier to obtain.

Poland to pull troops from Iraq next year

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- New Polish Defense Minister Bogdan Klich says his country will withdraw its troops from Iraq next year.

Poland new PM to ease Berlin, Moscow ties

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Newly sworn Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said his liberal coalition government is well prepared to serve the nation, not dominate it.

Poland liberal Donald Tusk sworn in as PM

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk pledged to work for that most important to Poles -- their health, salaries and public safety -- as he was sworn as Poland's new prime minister.

Poland two-party coalition Cabinet formed

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister-designate Donald Tusk of the liberal, pro-EU Civic Platform and the centrist Peasant Party have agreed to form a coalition government.

Atlantic Eye: Radek Sikorski's patriotism

LONDON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Poles have dumped Jaroslaw Kaczynski for Donald Tusk. A bone of contention: former Defense Minister Radek Sikorski.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

Poland liberal Donald Tusk appointed PM

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose liberal, pro-European Union Civic Platform won Poland's general elections, Friday was formally appointed the prime minister-designate.

Future PM advocates closer Polish-EU ties

BRUSSELS, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Donald Tusk, whose liberal Civic Platform won Poland’s general polls, said his new Cabinet will endeavor to improve relations with the European Union.

Polish prime minister formally resigns

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski officially submitted his government’s resignation Monday to his twin brother President Lech Kaczynski.

Walesa might be Polish envoy to Washington

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Lech Walesa, former Polish president and Solidarity leader, said he is enthusiastic about becoming Poland’s ambassador or envoy-at-large.
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Donald Tusk
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)

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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