“I Am Rising…”: Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council


Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, is RISING with V-Day on 14 February 2013.

1 in 3 women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION women. On 14 February 2013 V-Day is inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. We want the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders.

Tell the world why you’re rising on February 14th, 2013 at onebillionrising.org.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February, it will look like a REVOLUTION.


The European Council brings together the heads of state or government of every EU country, the Commission President and the European Council President, who chairs the meetings. The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy also takes part. Its role is twofold — setting the EU’s general political direction and priorities, and dealing with complex or sensitive issues that cannot be resolved at a lower level of intergovernmental cooperation. For more information, visit http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/european-council/index_en.htm


  1. "I do not want to be rude, but you know, really, you have the charisma of a damp rag and the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk…." Nigel Farage UKIP

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  3. "The EU aims to stop violence against women and girls".

    Admirable, but what about innocent men and boys who suffer from just as much violence? Protecting innocent people from violence should be the EU's aim, not this discriminatory approach.

  4. Okay start with the UK Tories robbing the poor and disabled then.Starving poor using food banks is a violation of dignity and pride and the TORIES are smashing it with their greedy corrupt policies .Bring Ian Duncan Smith and Ester McVey to justice for murdering the poor and disabled

  5. Where is all the hate coming from? I don't see it as being based on anything. For the people concerned about his democratic legitimacy, he was elected by qualified majority voting by the members of the European Council. The members of the European Council are the heads of state of the member states of the European Union. The heads of state have been elected the the citizens of that member state. Thus Herman van Rompuy has democratic legitimacy, and he has actually done a decent job. The financial crisis wasn't to blame on him, obviously, and he did the best he could in a difficult situation.

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