Herman Van Rompuy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/30686/all en Germany won't sign blank cheque to settle EU budget spat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/germany-wont-sign-blank-cheque-settle-eu-budget-spat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A senior German government source warned on Wednesday that Germany would not simply open its chequebook to solve tricky EU budget talks and called for compromise ahead of a leaders' summit this week.</p> <p>Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said there was "never a guarantee of success" ahead of the EU summit on Thursday and Friday in Brussels where leaders aim to thrash out a deal on the bloc's seven-year budget.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/germany-wont-sign-blank-cheque-settle-eu-budget-spat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Germany Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:17:11 +0000 5747652 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Van Rompuy delays new budget plan as rifts emerge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-11 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BRUSSELS, Feb 7 (Reuters) - European Council President Herman Van Rompuy chose not to present a new budget compromise to EU leaders at a summit on Thursday after sharp splits emerged between key nations over the figures, EU diplomats said.</p> <p>"There will be no new proposals (from Van Rompuy)," said one source on condition of anonymity. The impasse could mean that no new proposal is presented at all on the first night of the two-day summit, a second source said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/blank-headline-received-11" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union European Union Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium Politics of Europe Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:00:25 +0000 5749321 at http://www.globalpost.com EU budget summit opens hours late http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-budget-summit-opens-hours-late <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU leaders opened tough talks over a trillion-euro budget hours late Thursday amid sharp differences over spending cuts and investment for growth and jobs.</p> <p>The meeting got underway almost six hours behind schedule as leaders of the 27-nation bloc held backroom talks and Britain, notably, pressed for huge cuts in EU spending over the rest of the decade.</p> <p>EU president and chair of the talks, Herman Van Rompuy, said as the summit began that he had held productive discussions in recent weeks and was "confident that around this table we can now settle on a final compromise."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/eu-budget-summit-opens-hours-late" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:30:53 +0000 5749366 at http://www.globalpost.com EU agrees historic cut to budget after tough talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/eu-agrees-historic-cut-budget-after-tough-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Union leaders agreed Friday the first ever cut in the bloc's budget after all-night talks driven by sharp differences over priorities for the next seven years.</p> <p>"Deal done!" summit chair and EU President Herman Van Rompuy said on Twitter after more than 24 hours of tough talks between the bloc's 27 heads of state and government.</p> <p>"There's a lot in it for everybody", he added a short time later, while emphasising that the 2014-2020 austerity budget embodied "a sense of collective responsibility from European leaders."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130208/eu-agrees-historic-cut-budget-after-tough-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Union Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:45:37 +0000 5750498 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leader warns British exit would 'not come for free' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/eu-leader-warns-british-exit-would-not-come-free <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Britain's plans to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union lack support from other leaders, while an exit from the EU could prove costly, EU president Herman van Rompuy warned Thursday.</p> <p>Speaking at a forum in London, Van Rompuy said that Britain would have a stronger voice in world affairs if it stays inside the 27-member group and compared a so-called "Brexit" to a divorce.</p> <p>"Leaving is an act of free will and perfectly legitimate but it doesn't come for free," Van Rompuy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/eu-leader-warns-british-exit-would-not-come-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:01:14 +0000 5770096 at http://www.globalpost.com US Treasury Secretary urges able countries to spur growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/us-treasury-secretary-urges-able-countries-to-spur-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged countries with the "capacity" to help spur growth, after talks with his German counterpart here on Tuesday.</p> <p>Lew told a joint press conference with Wolfgang Schaeuble that the driver of economic growth would be consumer demand, adding "policies that will help drive consumer demand in countries that have capacity" would be "helpful".</p> <p>The Treasury chief is on a whistle-stop tour to meet eurozone leaders, his first trip to Europe since taking over the post from Tim Geithner in February.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/us-treasury-secretary-urges-able-countries-to-spur-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:06:27 +0000 5806756 at http://www.globalpost.com EU summit greenlights budget despite UK rebate hitch http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-summit-greenlights-budget-despite-uk-rebate-hitch-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Union leaders Thursday approved a political deal on the bloc's hotly contested 2014-2020 trillion-euro budget despite British fears of a cut in its cherished rebate.</p> <p>Asked whether heads of state and government had approved a deal clinched earlier in the day, Herman Van Rompuy, who heads the EU Council, said: "It's a quite clear yes."</p> <p>Van Rompuy admitted at a news conference however that "we discovered certain budgetary problems for certain countries" that would be corrected by "technical not political measures."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/eu-summit-greenlights-budget-despite-uk-rebate-hitch-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the European Union Europe European Union Herman Van Rompuy Technology AFP Fri, 28 Jun 2013 01:41:41 +0000 5869944 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe readies fresh Russia sanctions failing quick talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/europe-readies-fresh-russia-sanctions-failing-quick-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Europe's leaders on Thursday suspended visa and other talks with Russia due to events in Ukraine and threatened harsher targeted sanctions within days if Moscow failed to join peace talks over the ex-Soviet state.</p> <p>Winding up six hours of talks, the European Union's 28 leaders agreed a three-step series of sanctions beginning with the immediate halt of talks on easing visas for Russians as well as talks on a new economic accord, said EU president Herman Van Rompuy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140306/europe-readies-fresh-russia-sanctions-failing-quick-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:49:05 +0000 6088817 at http://www.globalpost.com G7 calls on Russia to stop all efforts to 'annex' Crimea: EU's Barroso http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/g7-calls-russia-stop-all-efforts-annex-crimea-eus-barroso-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Group of Seven most developed economies is calling on Russia to stop all efforts to "annex" Ukraine's Crimea region, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Wednesday.</p> <p>G7 leaders, European Council head Hermann Van Rompuy "and I will in a new declaration call on Russia to cease all efforts to annex Ukraine's autonomous republic of Crimea," Barroso said in a tweeted message.</p> <p>"Together with other G7 leaders, Van Rompuy and myself have strongly and unequivocally condemned this action on behalf of the EU," Barroso said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140312/g7-calls-russia-stop-all-efforts-annex-crimea-eus-barroso-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G8 Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:49:26 +0000 6093415 at http://www.globalpost.com EU calls Crimea referendum 'illegal', to decide new sanctions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/eu-calls-crimea-referendum-illegal-decide-new-sanctions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Crimea's referendum on joining Russia is "illegal and illegitimate", the European Union said Sunday, announcing that it would decide on sanctions on Monday.</p> <p>"The referendum is illegal and illegitimate and its outcome will not be recognised," the European Council and European Commission presidents said in a joint statement. </p> <p>EU foreign ministers meeting from 0830 GMT on Monday "will evaluate the situation tomorrow in Brussels and decide on additional measures" against Moscow, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140316/eu-calls-crimea-referendum-illegal-decide-new-sanctions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Union Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:27:52 +0000 6097028 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leaders say Crimea annexation will not be recognized http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140318/eu-leaders-say-crimea-annexation-will-not-be-recognize <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> EU leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso issued a joint statement Tuesday, saying that the European Union "does not and will not recognize" the annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation.</p> <p> Van Rompuy, the European Council president, and Barroso said that the EU does not recognize the outcome of Sunday's Crimea referendum endorsing secession from Ukraine to join Russia, branding the vote "illegal and illegitimate."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140318/eu-leaders-say-crimea-annexation-will-not-be-recognize" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe European Union Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Kyodo News International Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:04:13 +0000 6098840 at http://www.globalpost.com EU adds 12 people to list of Russia sanctions in step with U.S. http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140321/eu-adds-12-people-list-russia-sanctions-step-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The European Union on Thursday decided to add 12 people to a list of those subject to its sanctions against Russia over the country's bid to annex Crimea, joining the United States which expanded the scope of its sanctions earlier in the day.</p> <p> EU leaders also canceled a summit meeting with Russia that had been scheduled to be held in Sochi, southern Russia, in June.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2014 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140321/eu-adds-12-people-list-russia-sanctions-step-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium Kyodo News International Fri, 21 Mar 2014 05:31:19 +0000 6101049 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Rompuy welcomes Abe with traditional 'haiku' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140507/eus-rompuy-welcomes-abe-traditional-haiku <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU president Herman Van Rompuy, a devotee of all things Japanese, welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday with a traditional "haiku" mini-poem.</p> <p>"Once come May spring ushers in life everywhere; Laughing blossoms," Van Rompuy told Abe, who was wrapping up a six-country, nine-day Europe visit with a European Union summit.</p> <p>Abe responded in kind, referring to a dinner hosted Tuesday by Van Rompuy at an ancient chateau.</p> <p>"Lovely spring evening," he said through a Japanese intepreter. "How deeply do I appreciate the hospitality at an old castle."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140507/eus-rompuy-welcomes-abe-traditional-haiku" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium Shinzo Abe AFP Wed, 07 May 2014 13:17:36 +0000 6140778 at http://www.globalpost.com EU's Rompuy welcomes Abe with traditional 'haiku' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140507/eus-rompuy-welcomes-abe-traditional-haiku-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>EU president Herman Van Rompuy, a devotee of all things Japanese, welcomed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Wednesday with a traditional "haiku" mini-poem.</p> <p>"Once come May spring ushers in life everywhere; Laughing blossoms," Van Rompuy told Abe, who is wrapping up a six-country, nine-day Europe visit with a European Union summit.</p> <p>Van Rompuy has been composing haikus, poems of delicacy and allusion based on 17 syllables in the strict Japanese style, for years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140507/eus-rompuy-welcomes-abe-traditional-haiku-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium Shinzo Abe AFP Wed, 07 May 2014 18:50:55 +0000 6141076 at http://www.globalpost.com EU leaders launch consultations on priorities, top official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140527/eu-leaders-launch-consultations-priorities-top-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>European Union leaders, stung by an upsurge in anti-EU votes, agreed Tuesday to launch consultations on future policy priorities and the officials who will head the EU's top institutions, starting with the European Commission.</p> <p>Herman Van Rompuy, who heads the council of the 28 member state leaders, said they had given him a mandate to "carry out these consultations" on priorities with member states and with the political groups in the European Parliament, who have also put up their own candidates to head the next Commission.</p> <p>bur/bmm/dh</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Flemish people Herman Van Rompuy Politics of Belgium AFP Tue, 27 May 2014 23:48:30 +0000 6159391 at http://www.globalpost.com