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JeanClaude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

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first_img 11,167 Views As the clock ticks down, get all the best Brexit news and analysis in your inbox: Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 7:15 AM President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker http://jrnl.ie/4082881 Short URL 77 Comments Share57 Tweet Email2 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Imagescenter_img Jun 21st 2018, 7:15 AM Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad. This is an important opportunity to assess the state of play in the Brexit negotiations.“We need to see much more progress from the UK to implement the commitments they made in December and March, and I expect the UK’s efforts to intensify in the period ahead,” Varadkar added. PRESIDENT OF THE European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker is to hold a meeting about Brexit with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin today.Juncker will be accompanied by Europe’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, and European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan.Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee will also attend the meeting.They are expected to discuss the state of play in Brexit negotiations in advance of next week’s European Council meeting. Other topics on the table will include trade, the Economic and Monetary Union, EU migration and the EU’s budget.Juncker will address a joint sitting of the Dáil and Seanad after the meeting. This evening Varadkar will host a dinner in Juncker’s honour at Dublin Castle. Juncker will meet President Michael D Higgins tomorrow.‘Progress needed from the UK’ Speaking ahead of the visit, the Taoiseach thanked Juncker and Barnier for “their ongoing support for Ireland and their show of solidarity throughout the Brexit negotiations”. By Órla Ryan Image: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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