EU leaders gathered in Brussels for their last summit meeting of the year on Thursday (18 December). They overcame divisions on Juncker’s investment plan. On Russia, new European Council President Donald Tusk pushed to have a united front and long-term strategy.
The meeting was the first one led by Donald Tusk, the newly appointed European Council president. Tusk took office on 1 December, replacing Herman Van Rompuy.
While the summit was initially planned to last until Friday, EU leaders ended talks on Thursday evening.
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