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Poland's Tusk named EU's new chief

By Agence France-Presse in Brussels ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-09-01 07:06:23

Italian foreign minister Mogherini to take over as bloc's top diplomat

European leaders named Polish Premier Donald Tusk the next EU president on Saturday and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini to head its diplomatic service as the bloc faces a series of challenges topped by Ukraine.

Tusk, who speaks only halting English and no French, is the first Eastern European to hold such a senior post in the EU and is known as a tough critic of the Kremlin, especially over the Ukraine crisis.

Poland's Tusk named EU's new chief

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