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Herman Van Rompuy
Future EU 20-09-2017

Van Rompuy: Juncker’s single EU president idea ‘cannot deliver’

A week after the landmark State of the Union speech by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, the first president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy told EURACTIV.com that merging the two functions at the EU helm could run into legal and political obstacles.

Politics 01-03-2017

Poland confirms opposition to Tusk’s reappointment

Poland confirmed yesterday (28 February) it would oppose the reappointment of former Prime Minister Donald Tusk next week as president of the European Council, highlighting the increased isolation of the nationalist Polish government in Europe.

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Future EU 04-03-2012

Herman Van Rompuy Re-Elected as Council President

The European Council on Thursday unanimously reelected Herman Van Rompuy to a second term as the permanent President of the Council. Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt congratulated Van Rompuy, saying that he has "steered Europe through very rocky waters" with a "steady hand".