Daily Archives: April 15, 2010

Herman Van Rompuy took a break from the Greek crisis this morning and the laborious task of redesigning Europe’s economic architecture to turn his attention to more personal business: the publication of his first haiku anthology.

The book – simply called Haiku – was introduced in an elegant ceremony that drew dozens of reporters and camera crews as well as the Belgian haiku elite. What they witnessed was another moment in Mr Van Rompuy’s unlikely transformation from lightly-regarded European Council President to Brussels rock star. Herman the Heartthrob.