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Donald Tusk has improved Poland

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Polish PM says he has improved country's standing in first 100 days

WARSAW, Poland (AP) - Poland has improved its standing abroad and patched up ties with its neighbors, the prime minister said Sunday, after two years of difficult foreign relations under his predecessor.

Donald Tusk's pro-business and European Union-friendly Civic Platform party swept the nationalist and conservative government of Jaroslaw Kaczynski from power in October elections. Tusk pledged to improve ties with Germany, Russia and the EU when he took power the following month.

Under Kaczynski, Poland blocked negotiations for a new EU partnership agreement with Moscow because of a Russian embargo on Polish meat, which Russia said it imposed because of health concerns. Kaczynski also stridently opposed a planned Russian-German pipeline under the Baltic Sea, bypassing Poland.

"Our most sensitive ties with our neighbors are today clearly better than they were three months ago," Tusk said during a 45-minute speech marking his government's first 100 days in office. "Poland, again, has become an understood and a predictable partner."

While Tusk also opposes the pipeline, he has struck a soothing tone toward Russia.

He traveled to Moscow earlier this month for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and his government has negotiated an end to the Kremlin's ban on Polish meat products.

Tusk said during the trip that Poland may soon lift its veto on EU-Russia talks.

On the domestic front, the prime minister reiterated campaign promises to bring an "economic miracle" to the ex-communist country.

Poland should belong to the "top tier of the 10 most developed countries in the European Union," Tusk said. "Step by step, year by year, we are going to patiently but with great determination strive for that."

Re: Donald Tusk has improved Poland

A helluva lot better than his predecessor

Re: Donald Tusk has improved Poland

But his name doesn't seem at all Polish. English or maybe German, but, not Polish

Re: Donald Tusk has improved Poland

Apparently it's Turkish for "Come back you big time crooks, you're OK now - we won't investigate you anymore"