TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is to receive an award from a German business group for being a good European.
Mr Kenny will receive the “Golden Victoria European of the Year 2012” award in Berlin on November 8th.
The award is presented by the German Magazine Publishers Association (VDZ).
“This award acknowledges the achievements not only of Enda Kenny but Ireland and the Irish people. Ireland’s determined response to the current economic and financial crisis has been widely respected, particularly in view of the genuine hardship being experienced by many Irish people.
“This award, however, also acknowledges the unique contribution which Ireland has made to the European project since its accession in 1973. Despite being located at the Western edge of continent, the green island has always been at the heart of Europe,” the VDZ said.