Charlemagne Prize 2019
The Charlemagne Prize
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Donald Tusk 2010
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 2010 Donald Tusk
Born on 22nd April 1957 in Gdansk.
In 1980 he completed a degree course in history at Gdansk University. Previously he had been involved in the establishment of the Polish Independent Students’ Union and been part of the Solidarno??-Movement.
After martial law was declared in Poland and the Solidarno?? banned before he had had a chance to obtain state employment, he spent seven years as a plain worker in a cooperative association and continued covertly with his political and journalistic activities.
In 1991 he was voted into the Sejm for the first time.
From 1997 until 2001 he was a member of the Senate.
Since April 2003 he has been Chairman of the Citizens Platform (PO).
In November 2007 he was voted in as the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland.
Speech (extract) by Donald Tusk
Photo Donald Tusk