Tusk quits role of EPP president

Photo: AP Donald Tusk

Former President of the European Council Donald Tusk will leave his role as president of the European People's Party (EPP), he said on Sunday. On Saturday he announced his return to Poland politics as leader of main opposition - Civic Platform (PO) party. Tusk has been president of the EPP grouping of centre-right European parties since 2019. He said that talks concerning his successor as EPP president would start in the autumn, Reuters reported.

"Of course formally I can be the head of the party... and the European People's Party, which unites many European parties," Tusk told reporters. "But as I said, my intention is to get involved 100%, not 90 or 80%, in Polish affairs, so I have already informed my partners, prime ministers and presidents from the European People's Party... that I made a decision to return to Polish politics," he said.

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