Thursday, 5 December 2019

Questions (154)

Willie Penrose


154. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation the bilateral meetings she has had with her EU counterparts to date in 2019, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [50955/19]

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Written answers (Question to Business)

During the course of the year my Ministerial colleagues, Ministers of State Pat Breen and John Halligan, and I have continued to work closely with a range of EU partners. The EU agenda has always been important for Ireland and continues to be a priority.

The following tables list the EU counterparts with whom we have engaged during 2019 on various issues including current EU files at the Competitiveness and Trade Councils and bilateral trade relations.

In addition to the bilateral meetings listed, my Ministerial colleagues and I engage with our EU counterparts on an ongoing basis at numerous EU related events.

Minister Heather Humphreys 

 Date of Meeting

 Name & Title of EU Counterpart 

 24 January 2019

Margarethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition

 12 July 2019

Claudia Dorr-Voss, State Secretary at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany 

 1 October 2019

Phil Hogan, EU Trade Commissioner-Elect

 Minister Pat Breen 

Date of Meeting 

 Name & Title of EU Counterpart

 15 April 2019

Anna Linde, Minister for Foreign Trade, Sweden

 12 June 2019

Tanil Kiik, Minister of Social Affairs, Estonia

 12 June 2019

Kazimierz Kuberski, Deputy Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Poland

 5 July 2019

Simon Kollerup, Minister for Business, Denmark

 5 July 2019

Czech Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade, Karel Havlicek 

 16 July 2019

Dr. Eurico Brilhante Dias, Secretary for Internationalisation, Portugal

 26 September 2019

Darko Horvat, Minister for Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, Croatia

 26 September 2019

Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Netherlands

 26 September 2019

Ibrahim Baylan, Minister for Enterprise, Sweden

 2 October 2019

Xiana Margarida Bertolo, Secretary of State for Business, Spain

 Minister John Halligan

 Date of Meeting

 Name & Title of EU Counterpart

 13 February 2019

Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK

 14 March 2019

Claude Meisch, Minister for Education, Childhood and Youth, Luxembourg 

 27 June 2019

Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

 4 July 2019

Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation, UK 

 26 September 2019

Blazenka Divjak, Minister of Science and Education, Croatia