Herman Van Rompuy was elected permanent President of the European Council at the summit held on 19 November 2009. Less than two weeks later, he took up his post. Here he answers questions on his new role, what he hopes to achieve during his term as President and what issues he will put his energy into.
Read the interview on the website of the Swedish Presidency of the EU.
To find out more about the new President of the European Council visit Herman Van Rompuy’s homepage http://hermanvanrompuy.typepad.com/