Czech Republic would back Tusk’s re-election as European Council President

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomír Zaorálek would back Donald Tusk's re-election as European Council President. Mr. Zaorálek told reporters in Brussels on Monday that Mr. Tusk had his support but he emphasised that the decision was up to the EU countries' presidents and prime ministers. Tusk, former prime minister of Poland, made it clear at the EU summit in Malta on Friday that he would like to continue at the European Council's head. His present mandate will expire in May. "Our communication with Donald Tusk has been smooth, we comprehend his positions," Zaorálek said on behalf of the Czech Foreign Ministry. He said Prague would discuss the issue with its partners, mainly within the Visegrad Four group, which also comprises Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.