Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ceisteanna (116)

Micheál Martin


116. Deputy Micheál Martin asked the Taoiseach if he has spoken with Chancellor Merkel since she formed a coalition government; and if so, the issues that were discussed. [11816/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Taoiseach)

I met with Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday in Berlin. We discussed preparations for this week’s European Council, including Brexit, trade, EMU, the Western Balkans, and the tax challenges of digitalisation. Our exchanges also covered bilateral relations. I took the opportunity to thank the Chancellor for her ongoing support and solidarity in relation to our unique concerns arising from Brexit. I also congratulated her on her recent re-election as Chancellor.