Published on Tuesday24thJuly2018

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travelling to a number of EU capitals this week.

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar travelled to a series of EU capitals this week to discuss the ongoing Brexit negotiations, and other significant EU issues including economic matters with his counterparts.

He visited Zagreb for meetings with President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and the Speaker of the Parliament, Gordan Jandrokovic.

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis.

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with Romanian Prime Minister, Viorica Dăncilă in Bucharest. 

On Tuesday 24 July, he travelled to Bucharest for meetings with the President of Romania, Klaus Iohannis, Prime Minister, Viorica Dãncilã and President of the Chamber of Deputies, Liviu Dragnea.

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar with Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte

The Taoiseach met with the new Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte in Rome on 26 July.

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An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, with Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Curators of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, FREESPACE
Photo: Andrea Avezzù Courtesy: La Biennale di Venezia

He used these meetings to develop bilateral trade and cultural relations with all three countries, and visited the 2018 Venice Biennale which has been curated this year by Irish architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects.