Place of Birth. Education. Born in Etterbeek (Belgium). Received a philosophical and economic education at the University of Leuven (Belgium).
Political career. Member of the Christian Democrats and Flemish Party since 1975. The head of this party in 1988-1993.
Over the years, he held various government posts - Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Secretary of State for Finance and Small Business, etc.
Member of the Belgian Senate 1988-1995
In 1993-1999 - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Budget in the Government of Belgium.
In 2007-2008 President of the Belgian Chamber of Deputies.
Since December 1, 2009 - Permanent President of the European Council.
On March 1, 2012, he was appointed to a second term, which expires in November 2014.
On December 1, 2014, he was replaced in this post by former Prime Minister of Poland Donald Tusk.
Family. Married. Four children - two sons and two daughters.
In 2015, he was granted the personal title of Count van Rompuy by King Philip I of Belgium.
Hobby. In his spare time he enjoys writing haiku in Flemish. In his haiku, Rompuy writes about loneliness, God, flowers, death. V Japan there is a club of admirers of his works.
October 29, 2023