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  1. Business - Economy - EU ECONOMY

    EU leaders warn budget deal far off

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 10:58am by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... nations have had time to examine new proposals on the 2014-2020 budget submitted by EU president Herman Van Rompuy. But with an increasingly eurosceptic Britain threatening to wield its veto, ... of face-to-face meetings between Van Rompuy and each of the bloc’s leaders, followed by a flurry of backroom bilaterals to discuss the trillion-euro budget. “Maybe this meeting will be long ...

  2. News - World - EUROPEAN UNION

    EU leaders face tough talks at tax-fraud summit

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 06:04pm by AFP

    ... budgetary constraints and expenditure cuts, combating tax fraud and evasion is more than an issue of tax fairness Herman Van Rompuy, EU summit chairman “In times of tight budgetary constraints and expenditure cuts, combating tax fraud and evasion is more than an issue of tax fairness,” said EU summit chairman Herman Van Rompuy in his letter of invitation to the bloc’s leaders. The fight for tax ...

  3. News - World

    Paranoid? Russian newspaper accuses China of spying through kettles

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:28pm by Olivia Rosenman

    ... to be “suitable for undercover detection of computer data and mobile phones", according to an investigation ordered by Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, and reported in Italian ...

  4. News - World - EUROPE

    Juncker named to top EU job in bitter blow for British PM Cameron

    Posted Jun 28th 2014, 02:31pm by AFP, GUARDIAN

    ... an important role such as the presidency of the European Council, the EU's political arm, currently filled by Herman Van Rompuy. Asked whether the appointment of Juncker made it more likely ...

  5. News - World - EUROPEAN UNION

    EU leaders blaming Russia for Ukraine not signing accord

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 04:01pm by AFP

    ... point within the next year. "We hope that sooner or later Ukraine will be ready," said EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy said. "We will not give in to external pressure, not the least from Russia." Van Rompuy meanwhile hailed the "determination, courage and political will" of Georgia and Moldova amid worries they too like Ukraine will come under Russian ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    Bank chief probed over secret deals

    Posted May 24th 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... There is a real acceleration, with clear deadlines Council president Herman Van Rompuy A search of the Hong Kong corporate registry found Takego was owned last year by a Hong Kong firm, Lintel Securities, ... deadlines," said council president Herman Van Rompuy. "There is a momentum not comparable with the past, because we are in an unprecedented European crisis. I'm … convinced ...

  7. News - World - GERMANY

    Leaders hail Merkel’s election victory as good news for Europe

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... that it would fall just short of the 5 per cent hurdle to earn seats in parliament. European Union president Herman Van Rompuy expressed confidence that Merkel, at the helm of the bloc's biggest ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi wins EU pledge to weigh free-trade deal

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 03:21am by Reuters

    ... for the EU to consider the free-trade pact. "China wanted to go further on an FTA," the official said after Xi's meeting with European Council president Herman van Rompuy and European ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 04:09am by STAFF

    ... visiting the Netherlands, France and Germany. At today's EU-China summit, Xi will meet the EU's top two officials, Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso, with economic issues ...

  10. News - World - SECURITY

    US Secret Service agents put on leave after night of drinking in Amsterdam

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 10:54pm by WASHPOST

    ... "they clearly miscalculated". He spoke during a news conference at the Council of the European Union, after a working lunch with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European ...




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