Herman van Rompuy profile: Belgium’s diffident haiku poet steps from the shadows

Author: By Vanessa Mock Wearing a loose-fitting suit and a look of surprise tinged with amusement, Herman van Rompuy cut a diminutive figure among his…

Meet Haiku Herman, Will Europe make him, A very famous Belgian?

Author: By Vanessa Mock in Brussels Unlike HergĂ©’s boy reporter, Herman Van Rompuy was virtually unknown outside of Belgium until a few weeks ag…

Children’s learning suffers if they start school too soon

Author: Judith Judd Education Editor Countries such as Hungary and Switzerland, and Flemish-speaking Belgium, are more successful in teaching literacy…