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  1. Business - Economy

    EU nears deal on budget cuts at marathon summit

    Posted Feb 08th 2013, 03:34pm by AFP

    ... while France fought for funds to slash record European unemployment. Fifteen hours after the meeting began formally in Brussels, European Union president and summit chair Herman Van Rompuy put ... final arguments about exactly where tens of billions slashed from figures drawn up in November would be found. The leaders were “working for a deal,” Van Rompuy said, with Italy too battling ...

  2. News - World - UKRAINE

    European bodies attempt to defuse Ukraine crisis after rebels seek to join Russia

    Posted May 13th 2014, 12:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Kiev

    ... and US officials denounced the votes, with EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy calling them “illegal, illegitimate and not credible” during a visit to Kiev on Monday. US State Department ... diplomats said. Meanwhile Canada slapped fresh sanctions on a dozen Russian and Ukrainian separatists. Van Rompuy warned the EU was ready to take “additional, far-reaching” steps “in a broad range ...

  3. News - World - EU SUMMIT

    Budget clash leaves EU summit close to failure

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 10:50am by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... are cutting budgets at home. “No, I’m not happy at all,” Cameron said about EU President Herman Van Rompuy’s offer to cap spending for 2014-2020 at (euro) 972 billion ($1.25 trillion) in spending ... spending in the EU,” Cameron said. Van Rompuy’s revised proposal late Thursday did not yield further to Cameron’s demands for cuts, keeping to the same total. The EU budget primarily funds programs ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am

    ... of Spain, according to Herman van Rompuy, president of the European Council. The leaders will also debate measures to revitalise the continent's stricken economies and boost growth.   Chapman ...

  5. Talking points

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... in St Petersburg tomorrow, with the European side led by European Council President Herman van Rompuy (left) and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso. Russian media reports say Van Rompuy has assured his hosts that the European Union does not intend to boycott the Euro 2012 soccer championship in neighbouring Poland and Ukraine, which starts on Friday. 'The EU ...

  6. Beijing strengthens pledge to aid EU

    Posted Feb 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso after the 14th China-EU leaders' meeting in Beijing, Wen said China's support in helping ... towards pushing China-EU, and even global, unity and co-operation.' Van Rompuy said the Chinese and EU economies were 'so interdependent that change in the growth rate in one of the two ...

  7. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Spanish economy falls deeper into recession as austerity measures bite

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... to meet its financing needs and debt costs this year. After meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in Madrid, European Council president Herman van Rompuy said it was up to Spain to decide ... a more protracted recession," said Martin van Vliet, an economist at ING. He said he expected Spain to formally request additional external financing in mid-September or October. Spain has ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - SUNDAY MORNING

    My life: Ester van Steekelenburg

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 11:32pm by SARAH LAZARUS

    ... Sarah Lazarus The Dutch urban planner is on a mission to preserve the beauty of Asia's historic architecture, writes Sarah Lazarus. Ester van Steekelenburg B UILDING BLOCKS Looking back at my childhood, it makes complete sense that my life took this direction. I was always playing with Lego and creating small cities out of cardboard. My high school, in Holland, was a bit ...

  9. Still a way to go for true European federation

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... into the selection of Herman Van Rompuy as the union's first permanent president and Baroness Catherine Ashton as its foreign affairs chief. With due respect to their individual ability and competence, ...

  10. Business - China Business - TRADE

    China, European Union move to mend rocky trade ties at summit

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 02:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Barroso and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy held talks with Premier Li Keqiang. Other issues expected to be discussed include the Syria crisis. ...




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