March 9, 2017 / 4:53 PM / 5 months ago

Only Poland was against Tusk's reappointment as EU Council head - Czech PM

Visegrad Group (V4) member nation Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka speaks at a news conference during a summit in Warsaw, Poland March 2, 2017.Kacper Pempel

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Poland was the only country which opposed the reappointment of former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk as President of the European Council on Thursday, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said on Twitter.

Ahead of an EU leaders' summit, current Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo said Warsaw did not want Tusk because he had criticised Polish government policies.

Reporting by Jason Hovet; editing by Andrew Roche

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