Friday, November 20, 2009

The New President of Europe, Van Rompuy

The EU has just appointed as a President of Europe under the Lisbon Treaty. His name is Herman van Rompuy. He is a Flemish Christian Democrat politician from Belgium.

Paul Belien has a lot of background information on Van Rompuy. Van Rompuy was elected secretly by 27 Prime Ministers of all EU member states. The difference in the election process between this EU President and an Prime Minister or President elected by the public is striking.

Interestingly Mr. Van Rompuy argued against the entrance of Turkey to the EU (HT De Zwijger) on the grounds that it would dilute the Christian character of the EU. I augur that Mr. Van Rompuy will change his position on Turkey and will work towards the incorporation of Turkey into the EU.

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