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Three European "presidents": of the European Parliament, of the European Commission, and of the European Council, during a press conference in the Berlaymont in November 2011

Three European "presidents": of the European Parliament, of the European Commission, and of the European Council, during a press conference in the Berlaymont in November 2011

#DonaldTusk. European Council President #ECP Donald Tusk Term: December 2014 - May 2017 Appointed by: national leaders (heads of state or government of #EU countries). Role:  Leads the European Council's work in setting the EU's general political direction and priorities – in cooperation with the Commission; Promotes cohesion and consensus within the #EuropeanCouncil; Represents the EU externally on foreign and security issues;

Who are the presidents of the main EU institutions (Parliament, Council, Commission)?

President Barack Obama's Joint News Conference: Following a lunch meeting with European leaders, President Obama participated in a press conference at the Council of the European Union in Brussels with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. 3/26/14

In his only planned speech during a three-nation, four-day European trip, President Obama talks about U.

European Council 20-21 March 2014

The European Council is made up of the leaders of the EU member states.

European Leaders attend the European Council Meeting in Brussels (340802)

European Leaders attend the European Council Meeting in Brussels

Angela Merkel: b. 1954; Angela Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005, and leader of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, the 1st woman to hold either.  Merkel was President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the 2nd woman to do so. She has been described as the de facto leader of the EU, and was ranked as the world's 2nd most powerful person by Forbes in 2012, the highest ever achieved by a woman.

Angela Merkel: Current Chancellor of Germany. Known for austerity measures and her position on the future of energy development.

Trump Goes All In on a Tax Overhaul Whose Details Remain Unwritten - New York Times

Trump Goes All In on a Tax Overhaul Whose Details Remain Unwritten - New York Times

European Union leaders react to Theresa May's citizens offer over announced at the European Council.

European Union leaders react to Theresa May's citizens offer over announced at the European Council.

Top News: "EUROPE POLITICS: Europe's Leaders Struggle Over Donald Trump Strategy" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/U.S.-President-Donald-Trump-welcomes-German-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel-at-White-House.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - As the director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Mark Leonard, notes: “Trump is the first American president since the EU was created not to be in favor of deeper European integration.”  on Politics - http://pol

Top News: "EUROPE POLITICS: Europe's Leaders Struggle Over Donald Trump Strategy" - https://i2.wp.com/politicoscope.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/U.S.-President-Donald-Trump-welcomes-German-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel-at-White-House.jpg?fit=1000%2C500 - As the director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, Mark Leonard, notes: “Trump is the first American president since the EU was created not to be in favor of deeper European integration.” on Politics - http://pol

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