Donald Tusk reelected as President of the European Council. This was reported on the website of the political authority.
Second term, Tusk will begin in June 2017 and will last until November 2019.
Tusk thanked the EU leaders for their support and promised to do everything possible for its prosperity. “I will do everything possible to make the EU better,” he said.
Previously Tusk congratulated on his victory on Twitter, Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel. “We have a new head of the European Council. Good luck to the President of the European Council Donald!”, — wrote Bettel.
Tusk was elected head of the European Council in August 2014. He was succeeded by Herman van Rompuy, who had held the position since 2009.
The European Council is the highest political body of the European Union. The duties of the Chairman is to endeavour to achieve unity and consensus in the European Council and to represent the EU in the international arena.
In January Bryusselle the election of the President of the European Parliament. The new head of the legislative body of the EU became the leader of the centre-right European people’s party Antonio Tajani.