Van Rompuy is to chair a special summit of EU leaders in order to plan for the decade to come.
The meeting will be chaired by Herman Van Rompuy, the EUís first full-time president, who had no sooner arrived for work on Monday than he announced that he was summoning national heads of government to Brussels for the February 11 event.
He has identified economic reform as a priority, saying the EU must at least double its average annual growth rate of 1 per cent if it wants a generously funded welfare state and high living standards fuelled by a free enterprise system.
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A very interesting and inspiring start by Van Rompuy to his new post.