European Union Moves Eastward With Donald Tusk Taking Presidency

December 2, 2014 3:08 AM

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Brussels: Former Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk is pushing the European Union's center of political gravity eastward by taking over the European Union presidency from Belgium's Herman Van Rompuy.

Monday's transition ceremony highlighted the increasing power of Poland within the 28-nation European Union, and the bloc's ongoing shift from a western European economic association half a century ago to a strong political body uniting some 500 million people from Britain to the borders of Russia.

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