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Quality of life is not only about what you find in the shops; it's about the landscape. ---->>>

My Kashubian family, like the Jews, are people who were born and live in border areas and were suspected by the Nazis and by the Communists of being disloyal. ---->>>

My family history, like that of many Polish, German and Jewish families from Central Europe in the 20th century, is complex. ---->>>

Poland is quite a mediocre country in some regards. The only natural resource that we have, and with which we can compete, is freedom. ---->>>

Today, the most important political instrument in the hands of the opposition is the presidential veto. ---->>>

Poland is not a very large country, but it's also not a small country. ---->>>

There is no Polish culture without Jewish culture. ---->>>

In Poland we still believe - and this certainly applies to my government - that greater competitiveness, and greater growth and savings are possible in an economy which is as sparely regulated as possible, where freedom, competition and private ownership are key values. ---->>>

I got into politics a little bit by chance, as a person from the first generation of the Solidarity movement. ---->>>

I'm plain incapable of getting angry with Angela Merkel and likewise. ---->>>

If there's one country that can be trusted to understand the complexity of history, it's Israel. ---->>>

I will be engaging myself personally, as the head of the Polish government, in the optimization of conditions for the exploration, research, logistics and the business related to the production of shale gas. ---->>>

We should believe in the strength and vitality of the values which constitute the E.U. and which neighbouring states can believe in and aspire to join. ---->>>

What we have to do is to definitively remove the last vestiges of power from those who treat terms such as 'liberal democracy,' 'free markets' and 'Europe' with suspicion. ---->>>

A word of truth can mobilise two peoples looking for the road to reconciliation. ---->>>

Communism was something so hideous that you had to be an exceptional conformist or a fool not to see the evil around you. ---->>>

For Poland, the United States is the most important ally. ---->>>

My government is in no sense anti-Russian. ---->>>

Politics itself is not sacred any more. ---->>>

I spent an important part of my life participating in conflicts. But for me, conflict was not the main principle. ---->>>

Poles must understand history but we must also overcome it if it is obstructing our contemporary goals. ---->>>

I can confirm that Poland should become a eurozone country, and not just because of the treaties that have been signed, but because I consider it of strategic interest both for Poland and the E.U. ---->>>

If we want to protect people against dictators or repression or torture, don't you need that rule to be universal so as to not end up with a situation where we do so only when it is comfortable, profitable and safe? ---->>>

The government has been repairing Poland's image and its relations with the European Union and the world. ---->>>

We are giving the citizens of Poland a sense that a reasonable and predictable government is ruling here. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Polish
Born: 04-22, 1957
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Occupation: Statesman

Donald Franciszek Tusk (; [ˈdɔnalt franˈt͡ɕiʂɛk ˈtusk]; born 22 April 1957) is a Polish and European politician and historian who has been the President of the European Council since 2014. He previously served as Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 and was a co-founder and chairman of the Civil Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) political party (wikipedia)