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Taoiseach meets European Parliament President Martin Schulz

Taoiseach Enda Kenny today met with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, in Government Buildings.

The Taoiseach hosted a working lunch with the discussions focusing on Ireland’s Presidency preparations and engagement with the European Parliament, the Eurozone Crisis and Ireland’s response, the Jobs & Growth Agenda and the Multi-annual Financial Framework.

Speaking at the Press Conference, President Schulz said:

Trust is an economic capital, perhaps more than funds and bank accounts.

Trust is a precondition for growth. If the highest political organ of the European institutions, the council of heads of states and governments, allows that conclusions made in June are put in doubt, I'm not surprised that people lose trust in the sustainability and the credibility of the decision making in the European Union.

Therefore, I insist, the promises made to Ireland in June must be kept by the European Union.

Watch the press conference here:

Read the Taoiseach's address to the Dáil on the occasion of President Schulz's visit here.