EU President Herman van Rompuy (@euHvR) is the best connected leader worldwide, mutually following 11 peers. Also highly connected are the UK government (@Number10gov), Russia’s Prime Minister (@MedvedevRussia) and the @EU_Commission.
75% of European government leaders have a Twitter presence, but only 10 leaders tweet personally, including the entertaining Toomas Ilves (@IlvesToomas), President of Estonia. Twitter is particularly popular among governments of small nations like Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, and the Vatican.
Four European accounts rank among the most followed world leaders; however heads of governments of key EU countries like Germany, Italy, Sweden and Denmark have so far resisted joining the Twitterverse.