I find that this Van Rompuy may be mild looking but is all business.
Thank you for the link you sent. This Van Rompuy, the new EU President, is in an important poition, but he is so obscure few have ever heard of him. It is noteworthy that he was “summoning all 27 EU heads of state to a meeting.” He certainly is throwing his new-found weight around is ordering the heads-of-state to come at his behest. This is an important step in globalization in Europe.
Keep in mind there are growing fears the Eurozone will break apart into two or more currency zones. If this happens, it will be a blow to globalization in Europe.