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#Herman Van Rompuy

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

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

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

Aug 30th 2014, 7:32 PM 11,034 Views 80 Comments

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's Choice
# Enda's Choice

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

Dec 19th 2013, 12:30 PM 5,652 Views 78 Comments

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
# Enda's Choice
# Enda's Choice

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

Nov 3rd 2013, 4:06 PM 24,142 Views 203 Comments

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
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

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

Oct 24th 2013, 11:41 AM 4,593 Views 38 Comments

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
# EU2013
# EU2013

Enda Kenny: Anglo Tapes are a thunderbolt

Jun 28th 2013, 1:37 PM 8,174 Views 91 Comments

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
# G8

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

Jun 18th 2013, 11:18 AM 12,485 Views 26 Comments

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?
# Caption Competition
# Caption Competition

Caption Competition: What are the G8 leaders chatting about?

Jun 17th 2013, 6:22 PM 7,604 Views 79 Comments

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
# G8

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

Jun 17th 2013, 3:55 PM 6,203 Views 29 Comments

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
# Jobs
# Jobs

President: More action on unemployment needed from EU leaders

Jun 17th 2013, 2:57 PM 3,077 Views 12 Comments

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
# G8

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

Jun 17th 2013, 9:25 AM 11,445 Views 19 Comments

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
# G8

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

Jun 17th 2013, 6:50 AM 10,941 Views 12 Comments

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
# Predict A Riot

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit

Jun 3rd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,989 Views 20 Comments

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
# Talking Tax
# Talking Tax

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

May 22nd 2013, 6:55 PM 5,220 Views 15 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

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

May 14th 2013, 7:29 PM 7,506 Views 42 Comments

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
# 50 First Days
# 50 First Days

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

Feb 19th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,263 Views 62 Comments

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'
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

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

Feb 8th 2013, 10:11 PM 6,795 Views 69 Comments

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
# Non!
# Non!

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

Feb 8th 2013, 4:33 PM 5,190 Views 21 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

Leaders strike a deal on EU budget until 2020

Feb 8th 2013, 4:03 PM 3,020 Views 19 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

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

Feb 7th 2013, 9:33 PM 5,502 Views 20 Comments

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?
# Facts And Figures
# Facts And Figures

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

Feb 7th 2013, 6:31 AM 4,465 Views 4 Comments

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
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

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

Jan 27th 2013, 9:12 AM 7,197 Views 99 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

EU considering calling summit next month on seven-year budget

Jan 15th 2013, 6:22 PM 4,509 Views 9 Comments

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
# EU2013
# EU2013

European Commissioners to visit Dublin as part of presidency

Jan 10th 2013, 8:08 AM 2,519 Views 31 Comments

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
# EU2013
# EU2013

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

Jan 9th 2013, 4:06 PM 5,173 Views 47 Comments

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
# EU2013
# EU2013

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

Jan 1st 2013, 4:09 PM 8,572 Views 19 Comments

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
# EU Budget
# EU Budget

EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:44 AM 2,294 Views 21 Comments

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 Budget
# EU Budget

Taoiseach and EU leaders gathering for budget summit

Nov 22nd 2012, 7:52 AM 2,417 Views 32 Comments

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
# Bank Deal
# Bank Deal

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

Oct 12th 2012, 3:53 PM 4,191 Views 18 Comments

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
# Good Hustle
# Good Hustle

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

Sep 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,937 Views 106 Comments

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
# Stimulus
# Stimulus

European Union leaders agree to €120 billion stimulus package

Jun 29th 2012, 11:22 AM 3,313 Views 17 Comments

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
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU leaders will discuss plans to integrate national budgets - report

Jun 25th 2012, 10:29 AM 1,249 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jun 4th 2012, 12:49 PM 1,167 Views 2 Comments

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
# Euref
# Euref

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

May 14th 2012, 9:01 PM 2,354 Views 38 Comments

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
# European Council
# European Council

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

May 8th 2012, 1:57 PM 2,087 Views 59 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

Enda Kenny signs Fiscal Compact treaty in Brussels

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:28 AM 3,449 Views 139 Comments

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
# Referendum
# Referendum

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

Mar 2nd 2012, 8:19 AM 657 Views 9 Comments

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

EU leaders strike final agreement on new treaty

Jan 30th 2012, 9:45 PM 3,661 Views 51 Comments

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

Here's what European leaders might be wearing at their 'informal' summit
# Casual Affair
From The Daily Edge
# Casual Affair

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

Jan 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 3,111 Views 11 Comments

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
# European Union
# European Union

Croatia votes in favour of joining the EU

Jan 23rd 2012, 9:10 AM 1,039 Views 14 Comments

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
# David Cameron
# David Cameron

Latest draft of EU deal raises further questions of Irish referendum

Jan 11th 2012, 10:30 PM 3,963 Views 23 Comments

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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