Donald Tusk http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27695/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 Poland's ruling party risks divisions without peacemaker PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/polands-ruling-party-risks-divisions-without-peacemaker-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>By Pawel Sobczak and Chris Borowski</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk will unleash rivalries that could tear apart his party, the cornerstone of Poland's most stable government since Communism, if he leaves after the next election to take another job he has been tipped for.</p> <p>Tusk's Civic Platform party matters to investors in Poland, eastern Europe's biggest economy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/polands-ruling-party-risks-divisions-without-peacemaker-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Poland Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:30:27 +0000 5788457 at http://www.globalpost.com Row after Polish minister accuses Germany of embryo tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130424/row-after-polish-minister-accuses-germany-embryo-tests <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 said Wednesday he has "a problem" with his justice minister, who sparked a row by accusing Germany of embryo traffic and experimentation. </p> <p>"Regarding Minister (Jaroslaw) Gowin, I admit there's a problem," Tusk told reporters, saying he was annoyed by the remarks.</p> <p>Gowin has been all over Polish media since Friday, when he told the TVN24 news channel he suspects "German scientists are importing embryos from other countries, probably including Poland, and running experiments on them".</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/130424/row-after-polish-minister-accuses-germany-embryo-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Fertility medicine Human reproduction Kashubians Technology AFP Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:15:51 +0000 5824499 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM Tusk wins party leadership vote after strong challenge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130823/polish-pm-tusk-wins-party-leadership-vote-after-strong-challeng <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 Chris Borowski and Pawel Sobczak</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk won a party leadership election with nearly 80 percent of the vote, but a stronger-than-expected showing by his challenger pointed to growing dissatisfaction in the party he co-founded.</p> <p>Tusk's Civic Platform (PO) has trailed the main right-wing opposition party in most recent polls with a rising number of Poles unhappy over his handling of the economy, which earlier this year barely escaped its first recession in two decades.</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/130823/polish-pm-tusk-wins-party-leadership-vote-after-strong-challeng" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Poland Politics of Europe Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:46:46 +0000 5916130 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM's rule fragile after high-level defection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130909/polish-pms-rule-fragile-after-high-level-defection <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 Pawel Sobczak and Christian Lowe</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - The Polish government's majority in parliament fell to two seats on Monday with the departure of one of its most senior lawmakers, leaving Prime Minister Donald Tusk's grip on power at its most fragile since he took office six years ago.</p> <p>Tusk's rule is not under immediate threat, but any further erosion of his support in parliament could lead to the collapse of his coalition and early elections, with hard-to-predict consequences for central Europe's biggest economy.</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/130909/polish-pms-rule-fragile-after-high-level-defection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Thomson Reuters Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:31:14 +0000 5928687 at http://www.globalpost.com Coalition with left could keep Poland's Tusk in power http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131010/coalition-left-could-keep-polands-tusk-power <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 Karolina Slowikowska and Christian Lowe</p> <p>WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and the leftist opposition could form a coalition after the next election, senior figures from both parties say, a deal that would keep Tusk in power and commit Poland to a timetable for joining the euro.</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/131010/coalition-left-could-keep-polands-tusk-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Political parties in Poland Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Oct 2013 12:41:37 +0000 5957150 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland names bank economist as new finance minister http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/poland-names-bank-economist-new-finance-minister <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) - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk named a political novice as his new finance minister on Wednesday in a reshuffle designed to re-invigorate a government that many voters feel has lost its way after six years in power.</p> <p>Mateusz Szczurek, the 38-year-old chief economist for central Europe with Dutch bank ING in Warsaw, replaces Jacek Rostowski, who was finance minister for six years but had quarreled with Tusk in the past few months.</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/131120/poland-names-bank-economist-new-finance-minister" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Europe Government Politics Prime Ministers of Poland Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:51:10 +0000 5994642 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland's PM says daughter gets more security after death threats http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/polands-pm-says-daughter-gets-more-security-after-death-threats <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) - Poland's prime minister said on Tuesday security for his daughter has been increased after she received many death threats vowing to avenge the "murder" of people killed in the 2010 crash of a government jet in Smolensk, Russia.</p> <p>Donald Tusk, speaking at a news conference to address criticism that his daughter Katarzyna benefits from unjustified government security, said his family had received hundreds of death threats over the last two months.</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, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/polands-pm-says-daughter-gets-more-security-after-death-threats" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Donald Tusk Government Kashubians Politics of Poland Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:09:00 +0000 6122393 at http://www.globalpost.com Poland's Tusk rejects calls to quit over bank scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/polands-tusk-rejects-calls-quit-over-bank-scandal <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 on Monday rejected calls for his government to quit over audio leaks suggesting his interior minister cut a deal with the head of the central bank to stay in power.</p> <p>A secret recording that emerged on Sunday purportedly features the central bank chief telling Interior Minister Bartlomiej Sienkiewicz he would support the government's economic policy if the then finance minister resigned.</p> <p>On Monday, Conservative opposition leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski threatened to table a motion of no confidence, saying "this government must go".</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140616/polands-tusk-rejects-calls-quit-over-bank-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Donald Tusk Government Law Politics Politics of Poland Prime Ministers of Poland Technology War AFP Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:00:14 +0000 6178278 at http://www.globalpost.com Polish PM survives vote of confidence over bugging scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/polish-pm-survives-vote-confidence-over-bugging-scandal-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>Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Wednesday survived a vote of confidence in his coalition amid a high-profile bugging scandal that has prompted calls for his centre-right government to resign.</p> <p>Tusk's two-party governing coalition scored backing from 237 MPs, with 203 against and no abstentions in the 460-member parliament in the vote, which he called earlier Wednesday after leaked exchanges between top officials whipped up a political storm in this central European heavyweight.</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, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140625/polish-pm-survives-vote-confidence-over-bugging-scandal-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Donald Tusk Donald Tusk Kashubians Politics Prime Ministers of Poland War AFP Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:01:30 +0000 6187384 at http://www.globalpost.com