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# herman-van-rompuy - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Meet the new bosses: Poland's Tusk and Italy's Mogherini chosen for EU top jobs

The nomination of Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to take over as Council President will send a strong message to Moscow, amid the continuing Ukraine crisis.

# herman-van-rompuy - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Taoiseach: I fully expect to lead Fine Gael into the next election

Enda Kenny is “flattered” by being linked to two top European jobs that become available next year, but has insisted he intends to lead his party into the next general election.

# herman-van-rompuy - Sunday 3 November, 2013

There's something about Enda: Taoiseach 'being seriously talked about' for EU job

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has confirmed that his party leader is being talked about in Brussels as a possible European Commission or European Council president.

# herman-van-rompuy - Thursday 24 October, 2013

In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt

Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 28 June, 2013

Enda Kenny: Anglo Tapes are a thunderbolt

They have also damaged Ireland’s reputation, according to the Taoiseach.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap G8

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap

It’s known as the family photo. Some family.

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 17 June, 2013

Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?

Political ties were off the agenda as world leaders had a casual meeting with Taoiseach Enda Kenny earlier today.

G8 leaders agree to negotiate 'the biggest bilateral trade deal in history' G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders agree to negotiate 'the biggest bilateral trade deal in history'

Following negotiations today, EU and US leaders have agreed to hold more negotiations on a massive trade deal.

President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders

President Michael D Higgins says an extra two million people became unemployed in Europe last year.

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 3 June, 2013

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit Predict A Riot This post contains images

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit

A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.

# herman-van-rompuy - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Leaders back EU’s plan to attack ‘tax planning’ by the end of 2013

The heads of the 27 EU member states have called for ‘rapid progress’ on plans to stop companies abusing international structures.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

Ireland to contribute over €90 million extra to EU budget for 2013

The contribution is part of an overall contribution of €7.3 billion to cover a spending shortfall from 2012.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

7 things Ireland has done in the first 50 days of its EU presidency

It’s February 19 – and the 50th day of Ireland’s tenure at the helm of the Council of the European Union.

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 8 February, 2013

Kenny: EU budget 'a good deal for Ireland and a good deal for Europe'

The Taoiseach has welcomed a deal limiting EU spending between 2014 and 2020 to €960 billion.

European Parliament leaders: We will veto hard-fought EU budget

The leaders of the four main groups say ‘non’ to the deal – making it virtually impossible for Ireland to steer it past MEPs.

Leaders strike a deal on EU budget until 2020

The deal comes in spite of what were seen as key differences between France and the UK over the EU’s fiscal future.

# herman-van-rompuy - Thursday 7 February, 2013

'It might be a late night': EU leaders bunker down for budget talks

European Council president Herman van Rompuy hasn’t yet found common ground on a seven-year EU Budget.

What's on the table for the 2014-2020 EU budget?

As EU leaders gather in Brussels for the first of a two-day summit, just what is at stake, and where is the money going to come from?

# herman-van-rompuy - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

EU considering calling summit next month on seven-year budget

Herman van Rompuy is canvassing member states to ask whether he should call another summit on the budget in February.

# herman-van-rompuy - Thursday 10 January, 2013

European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency

All 27 members of the European Commission are in town to meet members of the Irish government in Dublin Castle.

# herman-van-rompuy - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

In full: Herman van Rompuy's speech in Dublin today

The President of the European Council is in town to mark Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the EU. Here’s what he said.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

Explainer: A crash course on Ireland's presidency of the EU

Ireland’s six-month stint running the Council of the European Union starts today. So what’s involved?

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 23 November, 2012

EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet

Angela Merkel is doubtful as to whether a deal can be reached as the leaders of the 27 EU members meet again today.

# herman-van-rompuy - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Taoiseach and EU leaders gathering for budget summit

EU leaders are to spend the day and probably tomorrow discussing their budget for the next seven years.

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 12 October, 2012

Van Rompuy: Ireland could get deal on bank debts before new watchdog

The President of the European Council says the European banking supervisor doesn’t need to be finalised for the ESM to invest in banks.

# herman-van-rompuy - Sunday 9 September, 2012

Ireland making 'such good progress on all fronts' - Van Rompuy

European Council president Herman Van Rompuy had some kinds words for us in Italy yesterday.

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 29 June, 2012

European Union leaders agree to €120 billion stimulus package

The European Investment Bank will be given more cash to lend out, while other unused funds will be redeployed.

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 25 June, 2012

EU leaders will discuss plans to integrate national budgets - report

Reuters says a document being prepared for Brussels also discusses banking union and deeper economic integration.

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 4 June, 2012

EU chief: Russia and EU need to overcome differences on Syria

Russia’s Putin doesn’t look like budging on his supportive stance towards Damascus though.

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 14 May, 2012

Enda Kenny welcomes 'growth summit' of EU leaders ahead of referendum

The Taoiseach said he shared the stance of other leaders calling for growth policies alongside the Fiscal Treaty.

# herman-van-rompuy - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Van Rompuy arranges EU 'growth summit' ahead of Irish referendum

The European Council will meet on May 23, eight days before Ireland’s referendum, in an olive branch to Francois Hollande.

# herman-van-rompuy - Friday 2 March, 2012

Enda Kenny signs Fiscal Compact treaty in Brussels

Enda Kenny and 24 other EU leaders sign the treaty this morning on the fringes of their European Council summit.

VIDEO: Enda Kenny and EU leaders sign the Fiscal Compact treaty

Live footage from Brussels as the leaders of 25 EU member states – including Enda Kenny – sign the fiscal compact deal.

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 30 January, 2012

EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty EU

EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty

Twenty-five countries including Ireland have agreed to introduce the ‘fiscal compact’, with only the UK and the Czech Republic remaining outside.

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Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit

Today’s European Council summit is described as an ‘informal meeting’. So might leaders shed their suits for some casual threads?

# herman-van-rompuy - Monday 23 January, 2012

Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU

Two-thirds of voters voted in favour of joining the EU. However turnout was much lower than expected.

# herman-van-rompuy - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum

Even if Ireland does not need a referendum on ratifying the deal this year, one may be required later in the decade.

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