Herman Van Rompuy

Herman Achille[2] Van Rompuy (Dutch: [ˈɦɛɾmɑn vɑn ˈɾɔmpœy] ( listen); born 31 October 1947) is the first full-time Preses o the European Cooncil. This is a poseetion appyntit bi the European Cooncil. A Belgian politeecian o the Christian Democratic an Flemish pairty, Van Rompuy served as the 66t prime meenister o Belgium frae 30 December 2008 till his predecessor (Yves Leterme) succeedit him on 25 November 2009. He haes the Grand Cordon o the Order o Leopold.

Herman Van Rompuy
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Preses o the European Cooncil
In office
1 December 2009[1] – 1 December 2014
Precedit biFredrik Reinfeldt
Succeedit biDonald Tusk
Prime meenister o Belgium
In office
30 December 2008 – 25 November 2009
MonarchAlbert II
DeputeDidier Reynders
Precedit biYves Leterme
Succeedit biYves Leterme
Preses o the Chamber o Representatives
In office
12 Julie 2007 – 30 December 2008
Precedit biHerman De Croo
Succeedit biPatrick Dewael
Meenister o the Budget
In office
5 September 1993 – 12 Julie 1999
Prime MeenisterJean-Luc Dehaene
Precedit biMieke Offeciers
Succeedit biJohan Vande Lanotte
Personal details
BornHerman Achille Van Rompuy
(1947-10-31) 31 October 1947 (age 72)
Etterbeek, Belgium
Poleetical pairtyNaitional:
Christian Democratic an Flemish
European:
European Fowk's Pairty
Spoose(s)Geertrui Windels
Bairns4
Alma materCatholic Varsity o Leuven
ReligionRoman Catholic
SignaturHerman Van Rompuy
WabsteidOfficial website

On 19 November 2009[3] Van Rompuy wis electit bi the members o the European Cooncil as the first full-time Preses o the European Cooncil unner the Treaty o Lisbon.[4] He wis appyntit tae chair the institution for the period stairtin frae 1 December 2009 till 31 Mey 2012,[5][6] tho he anly teuk up his poseetion offeecially on 1 Januar 2010.[7] On 1 Mairch 2012 Herman Van Rompuy wis re-electit bi the heids o state or govrenment o the 27 EU member states. His seicont (an last) term is set tae last twa an a hauf years, frae 1 Juin 2012 tae 30 November 2014.[8] He wis succeedit bi Donald Tusk on 1 December 2014.

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Belgian ex-premier meets party chiefs as hunt begins for new PM". Archived frae the original on 1 Mey 2013. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
  2. "Herman Van Rompuy". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. "Tony Blair Has Dropped Out of the Race to be EU President as Herman Van Rompuy Gets the Nod". Sky News. Retrieved 20 November 2009.
  4. "European Parliament announces new President and Foreign Affairs Minister". Retrieved 1 December 2009.
  5. Implementation of the Treaty of Lisbon. European Council, 16 November 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2010 [1]
  6. "EU Lisbon Treaty comes into force", AFP (via Google News), 1 December 2009.
  7. Déclaration de Herman Van Rompuy, à l'issue du dîner des Chefs d'Etat ou de Gouvernement. Herman van Rompuy official website. Retrieved 6 October 2010. [2](fr)
  8. "Van Rompuy re-elected for a second term".

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