Faced with United States President Donald Trump's "America first" economic policy and a resurgent anti-globalisation tilt in their own backyards, the European Union chiefs used their last full meeting before Dutch and French elections to express their commitment to free trade and open commerce, pointing specifically to deals with Asian nations.
The president of the European Council is responsible for guiding the work of EU leaders, including preparing EU summits and chairing such meetings.
The Polish government failed to hold together an alliance of countries able to block the stricter rules, leaving Environment Minister Jan Szyszko demanding an explanation of the voting system and fuming when the tally was announced.
French President François Hollande meanwhile said as he arrived for the summit that "for reasons of continuity, coherence and stability Tusk should be the candidate to remain president".
The Polish Government insisted that Tusk had violated his mandate by interfering in domestic politics.
Poland's intervention may even have galvanized support for Tusk at a time when the other top positions in the EU, the presidency of the Commission and the European Parliament, are also in the hands of his center-right European People's Party.
She added the European Council served a narrow set of countries, in a thinly veiled reference to Germany.
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Poland's nationalist government, which has often been at odds with Brussels and EU partners, has proposed little-known Polish EU lawmaker Jacek Saryusz-Wolski to replace Tusk. "I will do my best to make European Union better", Tusk said in a tweet.
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday evening, Tusk had philosophical words for all the European Union countries, especially his own. But Muscat indicated that he remains convinced the decision will be made Thursday.
Earlier this week Beata Szydlo, Poland's prime minister, circulated an extraordinary letter to her fellow heads of government more or less accusing Mr Tusk of high treason.
The election of Tusk was one of the first items on Thursday's summit agenda.
On Thursday, Tusk was reelected as the president of the European Council despite Poland's determination to postpone the vote.
The conclusions - on which Polish diplomats have worked as well - most probably would be turned into a statement, or a declaration signed by Tusk on behalf of 27 member states, except Poland. "The EU is an organization dominated by one country".
"There is no need for hurry, no need to make the decision today", Waszczykowski said on TVN24.
For his career, Glennon has completed 374 of 630 passes (59.4 percent), for 4,100 yards, with 30 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. Glennon could be headed to Chicago to be Jay Cutler's new replacement as the possible answer at quarterback for the Bears.
Rafael Nadal rolled into the final of the Abierto Mexicano Telcel with a 6-1, 6-2 beatdown of Marin Cilic on Friday night. But he seems to be on top of his game this week, having not lost a set. "Sam is playing great, beating Goffin and Thiem .
Fourteen separate EPA partnership programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could also be on the chopping block. Environmentalists, meanwhile, are anxious that the oil and gas industry has Pruitt's EPA in its pocket.
Eman was reportedly born with elephantiasis - a parasitic infection which causes extreme swelling in a person's limbs and arms. Abd El Aty was transported on a mini-truck to the airport, where she was flown on a chartered plane to India.
Commerce Department will recommend that the ZTE be removed from the Entity List, said the ZTE in its Tuesday statement . It is the largest criminal fine for the Justice Department in an export control or sanctions case.
The ECB is now coming under increasing pressure - particularly from the German government - to scale back on that stimulus. But he underlined Wednesday what he considers the unwanted side effects of the ECB's efforts.
New Zealand wrapped up the South African innings five overs after lunch, with the last six wickets falling for only 56 runs. Jeetan Patel (2-85) continued his success against Quinton de Kock (10) when he had him caught at backward point.
Because that gives us adorable animals to look at while wondering when Rachel's relationship with Nick is going to crash and burn. Corinne Nap Edition: The claws came out in full force as Taylor and Corinne's fight showed up at "The Women Tell All".
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Similar clashes and police crackdowns were also reported elsewhere in the USA , including Virginia and Pennsylvania. In several cities, Trump supporters were met by anti-Trump demonstrators, resulting in violent clashes and arrests.
The president told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday that construction will start "very soon" and is "way, way, way ahead of schedule".
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The coast of Southern California and Tijuana, Mexico are highly vulnerable to the fault, the report indicated. The connections - or stepovers - between the main parts of the faults are less than 2Km wide.
30 die in Myanmar-China border town
The owner of another hotel, calling himself by his surname Yang, said: "All we can do is to help them and give them food". The military said it recovered 20 charred bodies it says belonged to fallen insurgents.
Hyperloop One Finally Has a Real Life Test Track
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Tyrod Taylor to stay with the Bills
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That being said, based on the film's success, I assume Fox will want director James Mangold hard at work on an X-23 movie ASAP. Overall, there is a depressing and disturbing vibe that permeates throughout all of the action.
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