Donald Tusk

EU must end migration 'blame game,' says Tusk

The European Union must end the "blame game" on migration and instead focus on working more with foreign countries and further strengthening its border to bring down arrivals, the chairman of the bloc's leaders said.

The 28 EU leaders are meeting in the Austrian city of Salzburg to tackle migration, an issue that has badly damaged their unity in recent years.

Tusk: 'Europe will stand by our Greek friends'

European Council President Donald Tusk expressed his condolences to the people of Greece after wildfires claimed at least 80 lives.

"I'm very saddened by the tragic forest fires in Greece," Tusk said in a tweet posted on the account of the European Council.

"Europe will stand by our Greek friends in these difficult times. Help is on its way from several EU countries."

President of European Council Donald Tusk in Bulgaria: With Friends Like Trump we do not Need Enemies

"With friends like that, who needs enemies."

That was how Donald Tusk, one of the European Union's top officials, took President Trump to task on Wednesday, offering the latest look at how the Continent's leaders are trying to come to terms with the United States' shifting policy on issues like the Iran nuclear deal.

Bloomberg: EU, Turkey Salvage Immigration Accord as Border Disputes Persist

The European Union and Turkey reaffirmed at a summit in Bulgaria their commitment to a refugee accord intended to prevent an influx of Mideast asylum seekers, but achieved no progress in resolving Ankara's disputes with Greece and Cyprus, Bloomberg reported.

Top EU officials urge Ankara to free soldiers, stop violations

Senior European Union officials on Monday called on Turkey to improve its relationship with Greece and Cyprus and for the swift release of two Greek soldiers who have been in Turkish custody since early March, indicating that progress in EU-Turkish talks on other issues hinged on these issues.