Thursday April 2, 2020

International tests will take more than a caretaker

With EU pressure on agriculture, corporation tax and climate action coming to a head and Britain’s commitments on the North under question, delays in government formation could prove costly

23rd February, 2020
Leo Varadkar arrives for the special European Council meeting in Brussels last week. Picture: EU

Leo Varadkar’s unavoidably late arrival at the EU’s special budget summit in Brussels was the first internationally visible indication of the result of the general election. With no indications yet of when or how the Dáil stalemate will end, the Taoiseach will almost certainly be back in Brussels in a caretaker role for the regular European Council meeting on March 26-27.

Meantime, Varadkar faces a St Patrick’s Day trip...

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