Council President of EU Herman Van Rompuy
The President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy is one of the best connected world leaders, unilaterally following 48, being followed by 93 and mutually connected to 29 other world leaders. @euHvR frequently @mentions other European heads of state and government in his tweets. He started his Twitter activity at the end of October 2010, nearly a year after his ascension to the top EU post. Most of his tweets cover speeches he makes or events he takes part in. Although most of his tweets are in English, he often tweets in other languages, including Chinese and Japanese, to connect with leaders or in light of summits. The tweets mostly regard general statements on current affairs, but there are also more personal messages to commemorate particular events or congratulatory messages to other foreign leaders. His most popular tweet was retweeted almost 1000 times: “Deal done! #euco has agreed on #MFF for the rest of the decade. Worth waiting for.” The tweets are generally written by his media team, but every now and then he tweets personally namely his passion haikus in Dutch.
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|Most mentioned||@BarrosoEU (27), @UN (27), @Europarl_EN (20), @euHvR (19), @Elysee (15), @marianorajoy (8), @EnricoLetta (7), @MartinSchulz (7), @EUCouncilPress (7), @ChathamHouse (7).|
This is the media team of Herman Van Rompuy #hvr, President of the European Council— Herman Van Rompuy (@euHvR) October 26, 2010