Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Questions (148)

Joe Higgins


148. Deputy Joe Higgins asked the Taoiseach if he will report on his meetings with other Heads of State during the last EU Council. [31785/13]

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Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

I attended the European Council in Brussels on 27-28 June. While I had no formal bilaterals with other Heads of State or Government, I did of course see them all at the meeting.

On the morning of the 27th June, I had a meeting with European Commission President Barroso and European Parliament President Schulz at which we reached political agreement on the MFF.

I also had a formal bilateral meeting with President Van Rompuy immediately in advance of the European Council meeting, as is customary for the Head of State or Government from the Member State currently holding the Presidency.