Donald Tusk http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27694/all en Donald Tusk, Poland's PM, in hospital with infection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/polish-pm-tusk-hospital-infection <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Donald Tusk, Poland's prime minister, in hospital with infection </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Poland&#39;s Prime Minister Donald Tusk was hospitalised on Wednesday due to a severe infection of his respiratory system, his office said in a statement.</p> <p>Tusk, Poland&#39;s longest serving prime minister who has been in office since 2007, will nonetheless go to parliament on Thursday for a vote of no confidence against his health minister, but then will return to hospital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/polish-pm-tusk-hospital-infection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Donald Tusk Health Kashubians Labor Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues Europe Poland Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 13:16:00 +0000 5738792 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish parliament rejects efforts to legalise gay unions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/polish-parliament-rejects-efforts-legalise-gay-unions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--> Civil union Donald Tusk Same-sex marriage Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:15:33 +0000 5739386 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel says Germany not seeking 'hegemony' in EU http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-says-germany-not-seeking-hegemony-eu-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday rejected the idea that her country was seeking "hegemony" in the European Union, but insisted members needed to cede some national sovereignty for the greater good.</p> <p>Merkel said Germany always sought to make joint decisions in coordination with France and the other members of the 27-nation bloc.</p> <p>"Germany has a ... sometimes complicated role because we are the largest economy -- we are not the richest, but we are the largest," Merkel said at a book launch and panel talk with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130422/merkel-says-germany-not-seeking-hegemony-eu-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Donald Tusk Government AFP Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:00:52 +0000 5822272 at http://www.globalpost.com Downturn challenges Poland's tea-drinking fiscal hawk http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/downturn-challenges-polands-tea-drinking-fiscal-hawk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Christian Lowe and Karolina Slowikowska</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - With his fondness for tea in china cups and upper-class English accent, British-born Jacek Rostowski projects an air of cultivated calm, but the economic slowdown has put his job as Poland's finance minister in the balance.</p> <p>Rostowski, an admirer of ex-British leader Margaret Thatcher, has overseen one of Europe's few economic success stories. When its neighbors were in recession, Poland grew robustly for most of the past six years, and stuck to tough fiscal discipline.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130613/downturn-challenges-polands-tea-drinking-fiscal-hawk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Jacek Rostowski Jan Vincent-Rostowski Macroeconomics Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 13 Jun 2013 07:33:06 +0000 5857078 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM faces challenge for party leadership: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/polish-pm-faces-challenge-party-leadership-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - A former Polish justice minister will challenge Prime Minister Donald Tusk for leadership of their party in an internal election later this year, broadcaster TVN24 reported on Thursday.</p> <p>Jaroslaw Gowin, who was fired from the government in April, is the unofficial leader of a conservative faction within Tusk's center-right Civic Platform party and has often clashed with the party leader.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130627/polish-pm-faces-challenge-party-leadership-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:31:24 +0000 5869420 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM Tusk loses bellwether regional election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/polish-pm-tusk-loses-bellwether-regional-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - The party of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk lost an election for mayor of a provincial city that had been one of his strongholds, a sign of the toll the economic slump is taking on the government's popularity.</p> <p>The city of Elblag, near Poland's Baltic Sea coast, has a population of only 124,000, but it took on nationwide significance after Tusk traveled there several times to campaign for his party's candidate.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130708/polish-pm-tusk-loses-bellwether-regional-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Mon, 08 Jul 2013 11:40:49 +0000 5878229 at http://www.globalpost.com Ransom likely motive for reporter kidnapping in Syria: Polish PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/ransom-likely-motive-reporter-kidnapping-syria-polish-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish journalist Marcin Suder was probably taken hostage by a particularly radical and dangerous group of militants in Syria seeking ransom, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said on Friday.</p> <p>Suder was abducted by Islamist militants in northwest Syria from an opposition media office in the rebel-held town of Saraqeb in Idlib province, activists from the area told Reuters on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130726/ransom-likely-motive-reporter-kidnapping-syria-polish-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics of Poland War Thomson Reuters Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:05:21 +0000 5894766 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish government down to wafer-thin majority after MP quits http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/polish-government-down-wafer-thin-majority-after-mp-quits <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcin Goettig</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish lawmaker quit the ruling Civic Platform party on Tuesday, leaving Prime Minister Donald Tusk's coalition with just a three-seat majority in parliament as it struggles to revive a faltering economy.</p> <p>John Godson, Poland's first black member of parliament, said he was leaving over disagreements about unspecified social issues - a move which could embolden over members of a conservative faction in the party.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130827/polish-government-down-wafer-thin-majority-after-mp-quits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 Aug 2013 03:46:22 +0000 5919259 at http://www.globalpost.com PM expects Poland to grow 1.5% growth in 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/pm-expects-poland-grow-15-growth-2013 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Wednesday he expects Poland's economy to grow by at least 1.5 percent this year, after its key trade partner the eurozone exited recession.</p> <p>"We're expecting growth to top two percent in the fourth quarter (on an annual basis), which means that across the whole year we could reach or exceed 1.5 percent," Tusk said at the opening of the regional Krynica Economic Forum in southern Poland.</p> <p>He spoke a couple weeks after the eurozone exited recession with strong second-quarter growth led by Germany, Poland's top export market.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130903/pm-expects-poland-grow-15-growth-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Economy of the European Union Recessions AFP Tue, 03 Sep 2013 17:38:58 +0000 5923398 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland sees lower 2014 budget deficit after pension reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/poland-sees-lower-2014-budget-deficit-after-pension-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Polish government on Friday adopted a draft budget for 2014 that will see the deficit shrink thanks to new pension reforms. </p> <p>The new budget deficit will be 47.7 billion zloty (11.1 billion euros, $14.7 billion), down from the previous 51.6 billion estimate. </p> <p>The change comes after Poland said Wednesday it would transfer government bonds held by private pension funds to the overburdened state pension sector in a move to curb public debt. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130906/poland-sees-lower-2014-budget-deficit-after-pension-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Jan Vincent-Rostowski AFP Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:00:42 +0000 5926566 at http://www.globalpost.com Political reality forces Poland to dilute pro-market ideals http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130908/political-reality-forces-poland-dilute-pro-market-ideals <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Christian Lowe and Marcin Goclowski</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - For years, Poland has been a liberal economist's dream: a country where government made decisions based on market logic rather than the political imperatives that have often intruded elsewhere.</p> <p>That changed this week.</p> <p>Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced he was transferring a large chunk of assets from private pension funds to the state, freeing the government's hand to boost public spending in the run-up to a national election in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130908/political-reality-forces-poland-dilute-pro-market-ideals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Europe Government Social Issues Thomson Reuters Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:32:26 +0000 5927943 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands march in Poland against labour, pension policies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/thousands-march-poland-against-labour-pension-policies <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Thousands of Polish union members marched in Warsaw on Wednesday, burning tires and beating drums in anger over the government's labour and pension policies. </p> <p>The protesters -- who numbered 15,000 according to the municipality and 23,000 according to organisers -- called on the government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk to resign at the start of the four-day demonstration.</p> <p>Carrying the flags of Solidarity and other trade unions, they gathered around noon (1000 GMT) in front of the main ministries before marching towards parliament to the sound of drums, whistles and sirens. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130911/thousands-march-poland-against-labour-pension-policies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:03:20 +0000 5931371 at http://www.globalpost.com Tens of thousands join march for jobs in Poland http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130914/tens-thousands-join-march-jobs-poland <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Marcin Goettig</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday in one of the largest demonstrations in years to demand more jobs and higher pay, blaming Prime Minister Donald Tusk's government for failing to tackle unemployment.</p> <p>The city council said about 100,000 people turned out for the march organized by trade unions, waving flags and blowing trumpets as they walked peacefully through central Warsaw.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130914/tens-thousands-join-march-jobs-poland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Kashubians Labor Law Unemployment Thomson Reuters Sat, 14 Sep 2013 18:48:57 +0000 5934224 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM Tusk to reshuffle unpopular government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/polish-pm-tusk-reshuffle-unpopular-government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will push ahead with a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, possibly replacing key ministers in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>"Tomorrow around 11:00 am (1000 GMT) I will make a statement on a cabinet reshuffle," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw on Tuesday without elaborating. </p> <p>Now serving its second consecutive term in office, Tusk's Civic Platform (PO) party has seen its approval ratings plunge to record lows ahead of regional elections next year and a general vote in 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/polish-pm-tusk-reshuffle-unpopular-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Kashubians Prime Ministers of Poland AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:16:51 +0000 5993739 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM replaces finance minister in government reshuffle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-replaces-finance-minister-government-reshuffle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reshuffled his cabinet on Wednesday, replacing the finance minister and six others in his unpopular centre-right government, amid a sluggish economy and corruption allegations.</p> <p>Mateusz Szczurek, 38, who replaces Jacek Rostowski as finance minister "guarantees the new energy we need in this post," Tusk told reporters in Warsaw.</p> <p>Rostowski recently came under fire for his controversial pension reform plans and austerity measures. Szczurek is chief economist for ING Bank in Poland, specialising in macroeconomics.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/polish-pm-replaces-finance-minister-government-reshuffle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Europe Kashubians AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:32:57 +0000 5994572 at http://www.globalpost.com