Eric Karel Paul Van Rompuy
, 23 November 1949) is a Flemish politician
He is the son of the later Prof. em. dr. Vic Van Rompuy and brother of Herman Van Rompuy
and Christine Van Rompuy
After obtaining his licentiate
degree in economics
, he obtained a baccalaureate
degree in philosophy
). In 1975
, he obtained a PhD
at the K.U.Leuven
From 1976 till 1981, he worked at the Kredietbank
. In the meantime, he was elected in 1977 as national president of the CVP
-youngsters (now CD&V
). He remained president until 1983. In 1981, he had already become Member of Parliament of the European Parliament
In 1981, he became member of the local city council of Zaventem
(1 January 1983 - 31 December 1988). In 1988, the CVP
lost the elections.
His national career started when he was elected as MP
in 1985. He would remain in that function until 1995. From 1991 until 1995, he was MP in the Flemish
In 1995, he became the first Flemish minister of Economy, Agriculture and Media. In 1999, he resigned after the huge electoral loss of his party.
Since 1999, he has been MP in the Flemish Parliament.