Herman Van Rompuy

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Herman Van Rompuy
President of the European Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 January 2010[1]
Preceded by Fredrik Reinfeldt
Prime Minister of Belgium
In office
30 December 2008 – 25 November 2009
Monarch Albert II
Deputy
Preceded by Yves Leterme
Succeeded by Yves Leterme
President of the Belgian Chamber of Representatives
In office
12 July 2007 – 30 December 2008
Preceded by Herman De Croo
Succeeded by Patrick Dewael
Personal details
Born 31 October 1947 (1947-10-31) (age 66)
Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium
Political party Christian Democratic and Flemish
Spouse(s) Geertrui Windels
Residence Sint-Genesius-Rode, Belgium
Alma mater Catholic University of Leuven
Profession Economist
Religion Roman Catholicism[2]
Website Official website

Herman Van Rompuy is a Belgian politician. In November 2009 he was appointed the first permanent President of the European Council, which is the meeting of the heads of government of all of the member states of the European Union.[3]

He was previously Prime Minister of Belgium.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Belgian ex-premier meets party chiefs as hunt begins for new PM". http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hffLaov4yMGjX5fFgE18-03yIOPA. Retrieved 2009-11-22.
  2. "FACTBOX-Who is Herman Van Rompuy? - Industries - Financial Services & Real Estate - Reuters". http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssFinancialServicesAndRealEstateNews/idUSLI45257420091119. Retrieved 2009-11-20.
  3. "New EU president plans first official trip". http://euobserver.com/9/29045. Retrieved 2009-11-26.