Following the nomination of European People’s Party Vice-President Jacek Saryusz-Wolski as Poland’s candidate for the Presidency of the European Council, EPP President Joseph Daul made the following statement:
 European People’s Party 
“Today, the EPP has revoked Jacek Saryusz-Wolski’s title as EPP Vice-President after his having accepted the nomination of Poland’s ruling party, Law and Justice, to run against EPP candidate Donald Tusk. The outcome follows the EPP’s having received PO’s official notification of Saryusz-Wolski’s immediate exclusion from his member party, and refers to the EPP Statutes (see Article 11), which allow only representatives of EPP member parties to hold eligible internal functions. Therefore, Jacek Saryusz-Wolski has automatically lost his positions as an EPP vice-president and as a member of the EPP presidency.
I deeply regret Saryusz-Wolski’s disloyalty and disrespect towards the unity and values of his own member parties, Civil Platform (PO) and the EPP.

Manfred Weber

On Sunday Manfred Weber, warned the Polish government and Jacek Saryusz-Wolski that if he insists in contesting Donald Tusk for the Presidency of the European Council, he will be expelled. Weber made clear that the only candidate of the EPP for the Presidency of the European Council is Donald Tusk.

Sayusz Wolski is a member of the Civic Platform (PO) which, in turn, is a member of the EPP. But, while the Polish government is willing to accept a member of the opposition holding the Presidency of the European Council in Brussels, Warsaw is vehemently opposed to Donald Tusk personally.

No EU member state has a veto on the appointment of either the President of the European Commission or the President of the European council.