We are making another step toward strengthening confidence in the past so that we can build our future on itPutin extols Poland's World War II bravery Sep 03, 2009
It should be a reform that would allow NATO to respond to new threats and challenges in an effective wayGates seeks more time on missile shield Feb 20, 2009
Undoing the European construction at this time and turning to nationalism as an answer to the crisis would be a very big mistakeDenmark adds border crossing agents Jul 07, 2011
It's very important that the European Commission stands up for equal standards for all EU member statesPoland warns of possible two-tiered EU Jun 10, 2010
Putin's presence on Sept. 1 would be a breakthrough in our evaluation and re-evaluation of historical eventsPutin visit to Poland seen as symbolic Jun 27, 2009
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.