Who is Herman Van Rompuy?

Here are five things to know about Herman Van Rompuy, the European Council President who's playing a central role in resolving the EU's debt crisis

8th December, 2011
Who is Herman Van Rompuy?
Herman Van Rompuy

* He's a Belgian politican who served as prime minister, but for less than a year.

* He wasn't the favourite to be the first European Council President, that was Tony Blair.

* He knows Greek and Latin and is said to write Haiku poetry.

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