Ceremony honors Kaczynksi, 95 others killed in 2010 plane crash

Ceremony honors Kaczynksi, 95 others killed in 2010 plane crash

WARSAW, Poland, April 14 (UPI) -- Warsaw, Poland, held ceremonies to mark the fourth anniversary of the plane crash in Russia that killed 95 people, including Polish President Lech Kaczynski.
Ed Adamczyk
NATO presence in Poland to increase, PM says

NATO presence in Poland to increase, PM says

WARSAW, Poland, April 8 (UPI) -- NATO will increase its presence in Poland in the next few weeks to calm fears in Eastern Europe, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said.
Ed Adamczyk

Poland seeks larger NATO presence

April 2 (UPI) -- Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has asked for a larger NATO presence on the eastern border Poland shares with Russia.
Ed Adamczyk
Biden in Europe to assure allies of U.S. commitment on Ukraine

Biden in Europe to assure allies of U.S. commitment on Ukraine

WARSAW, Poland, March 18 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk met in Warsaw, discussing what Tusk called Russia's "unacceptable" annexation of Crimea.
Russian troops mass near Ukraine border for military drills

Russian troops mass near Ukraine border for military drills

KIEV, Ukraine, March 13 (UPI) -- Russia's military began new drills near Ukraine Thursday despite a warning from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russia would suffer if it didn't back off.

Poland wary of Russia's energy reach

WARSAW, Poland, March 11 (UPI) -- Germany's dependence on Russian natural gas is indicative of the influence the Kremlin has over European sovereignty, the Polish prime minister said.

Ukraine lawmakers pass bill that would free ex-PM Yulia Tymoshenko

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Ukraine's Parliament passed a bill to free imprisoned former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, as the president and opposition forces signed a peace accord.
Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

Truce agreement announced in Ukraine where 26 die in protests

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- With deadly protests paralyzing Kiev, Ukraine's president sacked the head of his armed forces Wednesday and announced a truce deal with opposition leaders.

U.S. may join EU call for sanctions against Ukraine leaders

BRUSSELS, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The United States will coordinate with the European Union on a response to violence in Ukraine that has left at least 26 people dead, the White House said.

Polish auditors slam government for slow pace of shale gas development

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Poland's national auditing agency this week criticized the slow place of developing the country's shale gas industry, blaming government inefficiency.

Poland's PGE OKs $3.78 billion expansion of Opole coal-fired plant

OPOLE, Poland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Construction will begin next month on 1,800 megawatts of new coal-fired generating capacity at Poland's Opole Power Plant, owner PGE announced this week.

Poland apologizes to Russia over Warsaw Embassy riot

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Poland extended a formal apology to Russia this week after nationalists rioted outside Moscow's embassy in Warsaw, burning a guard shack outside the post.

March in Warsaw descends into violence; fires set

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- An annual Independence Day march by Polish nationalists in Warsaw devolved into chaos, resulting in the arrest of 72 people, officials said.

Leaders gather for Tadeusz Mazowiecki funeral in Warsaw

WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Political leaders gathered in Warsaw Sunday to pay their respects to Poland's first non-communist prime minister, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, who died Monday.

Thousands protest new labor laws in Poland

WARSAW, Poland, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- More than 100,000 protesters of all stripes took to the streets in opposition to the Polish government's changes to labor laws, officials said.
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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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