THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 30, 2014
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Election of a New European Council President and High Representative
The President congratulates Prime Minister Donald Tusk of Poland on his election as President of the European Council, and Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini of Italy on being chosen as High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. As we advance security and prosperity around the world, the United States has no more important partner than Europe. We look forward to working closely with President Tusk and High Representative Mogherini, as well as Commission President Juncker and all of the new Commissioners.