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Herman Van Rompuy

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Herman Van Rompuy

President of the European Council add

Category: Politics

Born in 1947.

Countries: Europe (28%), Belgium (16%), United Kingdom (12%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: European Council, David Cameron, Madeleine Albright

Linked to: European Council, European People's Party, Handelshogeschool Antwerpen, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel

 

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Herman Van Rompuy was born in 1947 add something


1972

He worked at the Belgian central bank from 1972 to 1975 add something


1975

From 1975 to 1980 he worked in the ministerial cabinets of and add something


1980

From 1980 to 1987 he was a lecturer at the Handelshogeschool Antwerpen ; from 1982 he was a lecturer at the Vlaamse Economische Hogeschool Brussel add something


1988

He first was elected to the Belgian Senate in 1988 and served until 1995 add something


1993

Van Rompuy was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget from September 1993 to July 1999 in the two governments led by Jean-Luc Dehaene add something


1995

He was elected to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives in the 1995 general election, but as he remained a minister, he was barred from taking the seat while holding that office add something

 

His younger brother, Eric Van Rompuy, is a politician in the CD&V and was a minister in the Flemish Government from 1995 to 1999 add something


1999

After his party's defeat in the 1999 Belgian general election, he became a member of the Chamber of Representatives add something


2003

He was re-elected in 2003 and 2007 add something


2004

In 2004, he was designated Minister of State add something


2007

On 12 July 2007, was elected as the President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives, succeeding Herman De Croo add something


2008

The producers are challenging the 2008 payment in Belgium's constitutional court add something

 

He was sworn in as Belgian prime minister on 30 December 2008 add something

 

Ben Weyts - He entered the Belgian Chamber of Representatives replacing Herman Van Rompuy on 31 December 2008 and was reelected in 2010


2009

His eldest son, Peter, is active in the Christian Democratic and Flemish party and stood as a candidate for the Belgian regional elections of 2009 add something

 

Van Rompuy referred to the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 add something

 

On 13 October 2009 Bloomberg reported that the government of would seek to tax banks and nuclear power to tame the deficit add something

 

On 22 October 2009 Reuters reported that the government had signed a commitment with GDF Suez for nuclear power fees to Belgium add something

 

Treaty of Lisbon - On 19 November 2009 Van Rompuy was elected by the members of the European Council as the first full-time President of the European Council under the Treaty of Lisbon add something

 

On 19 November 2009, Van Rompuy was chosen unanimously by the European Council, at an informal meeting in Brussels, to be the first full-time President of the European Council; for the period of 1 December 2009 until 31 May 2012 add something

 

He was appointed to chair the institution for the period starting from 1 December 2009 until 31 May 2012, though he only took up his position officially on 1 January 2010 add something

 

Tine Van Rompuy - In 2009, Van Rompuy helped to design an election campaign poster showing her brother, Prime minister Herman Van Rompuy, dressed as a circus clown

 

European Union - On 19 November 2009, Herman Van Rompuy was chosen as the first permanent President of the European Council

 

Tobin tax - On November 23, 2009, the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, after attending a meeting of the Bilderberg Group argued for a European version of the Tobin tax

 

Cabinet of Belgium - The former Cabinet, the Leterme II government succeeded the Van Rompuy I Government on 24 November 2009, after Herman Van Rompuy became the first President of the European Council

 

European Council - Following the ratification of the treaty in December 2009, the European Council elected the then-Prime Minister of Belgium Herman Van Rompuy as its first permanent president

 

Luuk van Middelaar - Since December 2009 Van Middelaar is member of the cabinet of Herman Van Rompuy, the first President of the European Council

 

European Union - On 1 December 2009, the Lisbon Treaty entered into force and reformed many aspects of the EU. In particular it changed the legal structure of the European Union, merging the EU three pillars system into a single legal entity provisioned with legal personality, and it created a permanent President of the European Council, the first of which is Herman Van Rompuy, and a strengthened High Representative, Catherine Ashton


2010

He took up his position officially on 1 January 2010 add something

 

With EU member states holding divergent positions on this issue, he had to find compromises, not least between France and Germany, at subsequent European Council meetings and summits of Eurozone heads of state or government leading to the establishment of the three-year European Financial Stability Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility in May 2010 to provide loans to Greece to help stabilise their borrowing costs, but subject to strict conditions add something

 

The European Council tasked him with chairing a task force on economic governance, composed of personal representatives of the heads of government, which reported ahead of schedule to the October 2010 European Council add something

 

His first two years were marked by his role in coordinating European positions on the world stage at G8 and G20 summits and bilateral summits, such as the tense 5 October 2010 EU-China summit add something

 

His draft - for an addition to Article 136 TFEU, pertaining to the Eurozone - was endorsed by the European Council at its December 2010 meeting add something

 

The latter charged him with preparing, by December 2010, a proposal for a limited change to the Treaty required to enable a more permanent financial stability mechanism add something

 

On 23 December 2010, he said "Turkish reform efforts have delivered impressive results add something

 

Euro summit - In its informal capacity, the "de facto" summit President has been the European Council President, meaning that Herman Van Rompuy chaired all meetings since March 2010

 

Euro summit - Meetings have been chaired by president Herman Van Rompuy since March 2010


2011

He called a special European Council at short notice in early 2011 on the emerging Libya crisis, which, in agreeing conditions for military intervention, made it impossible for Germany to oppose such intervention once the conditions were fulfilled add something


2012

On 1 March 2012 Herman Van Rompuy was re-elected unanimously as President of the European Council by the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states add something

 

His second term is set to last two and a half years, from 1 June 2012 to 30 November 2014 add something

 

President Van Rompuy's second term will last two and a half years, from 1 June 2012 to 30 November 2014 add something

 

Viviane Reding - The plan presented by Viviane Reding served as inspiration and guidance to the report prepared in June 2012 by Herman Van Rompuy, José_Manuel_Barroso, Jean Claude Juncker and Mario Draghi to the European Council on the need to develop the united European continent into a genuine Economic and Monetary Union


2013

In 2013 Frans Van Dale retired both as a diplomat and as chief of Staff of Van Rompuy, and was appointed chief of cabinet to king Philippe add something

 

Panama Papers - In a 2013 letter unearthed by the "Financial Times" to the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom David Cameron said that offshore trusts should not automatically be subject to the same transparency requirements as shell companies


 

In 2014, Van Rompuy was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize for his EU role add something

 

Aachen - Most recently in 2014, the Charlemagne *award was *awarded to Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium

 

European Parliament election, 2014 - The main political groups, including the EPP and the S&D, in the European Parliament on 12 June 2014 backed the right of Jean-Claude Juncker to be the next head of the European Commission, after talks with the President of the european council Van Rompuy

 

Federica Mogherini - On the same day the president Herman Van Rompuy announced that the European Council has decided to appoint the Italian minister as the new High Representative, starting on 1 November 2014


2015

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad_Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad_Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad_Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad_Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition