Thursday 18 April 2019

Brussels summit to focus on Border

IMF boss Christine Lagarde. Photo: Bloomberg
IMF boss Christine Lagarde. Photo: Bloomberg
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

In a short week, the Irish Border is set to take centre stage today in Brussels, when representatives from the EU and the UK meet.

Also today, IMF boss Christine Lagarde will give a lecture on strengthening the EU at the German Institute for Economic Research in Berlin.

Meanwhile, Phil Hogan, the European Commissioner for Agriculture, is due to participate in a citizens' dialogue on the future of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The former minister for the environment is also due to receive representatives of Copa-Cogeca, the European Farmers and Agri-Co-operatives representative body, today.

Domestically, tomorrow the CSO will release the overseas travel figures for February, while on Wednesday, the retail sales figures, also for February, will be released by the CSO. The Central Bank will also publish a consultation on the moneylenders' code.

On Thursday, the Quarterly International Investment Position and External Debt figures for the final quarter of 2017 will be released.

Irish Independent

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