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EU at the UN

The EU's commitment to effective multilateralism, with the UN at its core, is a central element of its external action. As a UN observer with enhanced status, the EU delegation coordinates with its 28 Member States to speak with one voice. The EU also works closely with the UN secretariat and its agencies, funds & programmes, partnering on a range of global issues and challenges.

9 March 2017, Brussels – The European Council today re-elected Donald Tusk as its president for a second term of two and a half years, from 1 June 2017 to 30 November 2019. Donald Tusk was also re-appointed as President of the Euro Summit for the same period.

He is the second full-time President of the European Council, following the creation of the post on 1 December 2009 under the Treaty of Lisbon.

• President Donald Tusk’s webpage
• Pictures and videos of Donald Tusk
Donald Tusk has been the President of the European Council since 1 December 2014. Prior to that, he was Prime Minister of Poland for 7 years.

• Biography of Donald Tusk, President of the European Council

The role of the President of the European Council
The President chairs European Council meetings and drives forward its work. He also ensures the external representation of the EU at his level on issues concerning its common foreign and security policy.

More information on the role of the President of the European Council



  • Ref: CL17-0309
  • EU source: Council
  • UN forum:
  • Date: 09/03/2017

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