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Statements by Prime Minister Muscat and President Tusk on the re-election of the President of the European Council

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Raad, gepubliceerd op donderdag 9 maart 2017.

Statement by Prime Minister of Malta Joseph Muscat on the re-election of Donald Tusk as president of the European Council

Donald, it is my pleasure to welcome you back at the President's seat. I will take this occasion to thank you for the work you have done over the last two and a half years and the work you will do during your next mandate. You are a strong man with strong European convictions, we believe that even after today you will work with each and everyone of us.

Acceptance speech by European Council President Donald Tusk

Thank you very much Joseph. First of all, thank you for your trust in me, for your great support in these unusual circumstances. I am aware of this, but above all thank you for this show of solidarity

As you know, solidarity has always been important in my personal and political life and I really know how much it matters. I know also that it may sound like a paradox because of the context but anyway your decision is an expression of our unity today. I will work with all of you without any exception because I am truly devoted to the united Europe. And I promised myself not to let you down. We must simply start our work again. Thank you, thank you very much.

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