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Van Rompuy to quit politics at the end of 2014

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Van Rompuy to quit politics at the end of 2014

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European Council President Herman Van Rompuy will no longer hold a political office in 2015, Euractiv reports.

The 65-year-old broke the news in a television broadcast on Flemish-speaking Belgium TV on Sunday that he will end his political career on December 1, 2014, when his EU mandate ends.

“The end of 2014 is the end of my political career,” Herman Van Rompuy said.

Among other political positions, Van Rompuy had been Belgium’s Prime Minister from 2008 to 2009 and Belgium’s Budget Minister from 1993 to 1999.