EU leaders discuss Donald Tusk’s future

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The Latest on the European Union summit taking place Thursday and Friday. European Union leaders are considering the future of Donald Tusk in one of the 28-nation bloc’s most prestigious jobs.
Maltese government spokesman Kurt Farrugia wrote on Twitter that the country’s prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is now chairing the election of the president of the EU council. Malta holds the EU’s rotating presidency.
Tusk, the incumbent, rescued himself from that discussion Thursday. His spokesman, Preben Aamann, tweeted that he was “waiting outside.”
Tusk has strong support from most EU nations for another 2 ½-year term but faces resistance from his native Poland.—AP

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