Latest Donald Tusk News

Poland's centrist government suffers defeat in vote on liberalizing abortion law

Jul. 12, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk and his centrist coalition government suffered a bitter defeat Friday in parliament, where a slim majority rejected legislation that would have eased the strict anti-abortion law. The vote was 218-215 with two abstentions...

Leaders in Europe and the US express relief mixed with concern about France's election result

Jul. 08, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Leaders across Europe and the United States reacted with relief but also some concern to the result of the French legislative election, which leaves a key European Union country facing the prospect of a hung parliament and political paralysis. Relief, because the...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy discusses further NATO support with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk

Jul. 08, 2024 10:30 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Monday that he expects the upcoming NATO summit to provide specific steps to strengthen his country's air defenses against Russia, hours after a Russian missile attack killed at least 31 people and wounded 154 others in various...

Leaders of Poland, Germany meet to mend strained ties and discuss Europe's security

Jul. 02, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Government leaders of Poland and Germany held consultations Tuesday aimed at giving a new impulse to bilateral relations that sagged under Poland’s previous government and to jointly declare responsibility for Europe’s security in turbulent times. German...

European neighbors cast a wary eye on France after far-right party's election lead

Jul. 01, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After France’s far-right National Rally surged into the lead in the first round of legislative elections, some European neighbors on Monday cast a wary eye on the latest country to veer to the right on the continent. The French result comes after the European...

Poland reintroduces restrictions on accessing areas along Belarus border due to migration pressure

Jun. 13, 2024 07:18 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland on Thursday reintroduced restrictions on movement along parts of the border with Belarus because of increased migration pressure that has involved violence against Polish security officials. The ban taking effect Thursday will be valid for 90 days and...

An explosion and a fire at an armaments plant in Poland kills 1 person and injures another

Jun. 10, 2024 16:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An explosion at an armaments plant in Poland on Monday caused a fire that killed a 59-year-old man who worked there and injured another person, officials said. Prime Minister Donald Tusk said that there was no reason to assume that an “external force” was...

Poland's centrist premier Tusk is strengthened by EU election win but populists are at his heels

Jun. 10, 2024 02:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's centrist party clinched its first electoral victory over a right-wing populist party in a decade by taking the most votes in the European Parliament election, official results released Monday showed. Many viewed Tusk’s...

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk declares victory for his centrist party after exit poll shows it with strong showing

Jun. 09, 2024 15:20 PM EDT
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk declares victory for his centrist party after exit poll shows it with strong showing.

Polish soldier stabbed at the Belarus border dies of his injuries as pressure from migrants rises

Jun. 06, 2024 14:23 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish soldier who was stabbed last month at the eastern border with Belarus has died, Poland's military said Thursday. It said earlier the soldier was stabbed in the chest by a migrant who reached through the bars of the border barrier. The soldier was...