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Political skills above language for EU's Tusk
Political skills above language for EU's Tusk

By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation -- Poland -- has only sat at the EU table...full story
updated 2014-09-02 11:22 PM
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Political skills above language for EU's Tusk Political skills above language for EU's Tusk
By MONIKA SCISLOWSKA
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Donald Tusk's English is shaky, his French nonexistent, and his nation -- Poland -- has only sat at the EU table....Fullstory

2014-09-02 11:22 PM

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