Donald Tusk has been a vocal opponent of Poland’s populist Law and Justice party for years. In October 2019, his party, Civic Platform, made an unexpected comeback, defeating their opponents in a tight race.
Since then, Tusk has been looking to create a blueprint for how European democracies can defeat populism and take back control from far-right governments. Tusk believes that the most effective way to accomplish this is to stand together and fight against hate, bigotry, and xenophobia. He has also stressed the importance of uniting citizens around democratic and liberal values.
Tusk is urging European nations to remain vigilant against possible attempts by the far-right to manipulate public opinion and manipulate their way back into power. He strongly believes that a united Europe can usher in greater freedom, prosperity, and stability across all member states.
To give voice to these efforts, Tusk has called for world leaders to sign the Declaration of Our Values and Principles which includes a commitment to uphold democratic values, human rights, and the rule of law. He has also championed the promotion of an open, global and inclusive economy.
At the same time, Tusk is also advocating for tougher scrutiny of authoritarian regimes and greater integration among democratic powers. He believes that it is only by cooperating and collaborating that the global community can adequately safeguard against further threats from populism and authoritarianism.
The success of Tusk’s strategy will ultimately depend on how effectively European nations work together to stand up for their shared values. However, if successful, his blueprint could provide a roadmap for democratic nations across the globe to take back control from right-wing populist forces.