Thursday February 20, 2020

Charlie Flanagan: We need to look East

In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum, the powerhouse that is Asia offers us ways to future-proof our economy

10th July, 2016
The Singapore skyline Picture: Getty

The result of the British referendum on EU membership has thrown many old certainties into question. It has brought an element of uncertainty to the future of our biggest trade relationship, which is worth €1.2 billion per week. For a small open economy like Ireland’s, it also means that, more than ever, we have to look at new opportunities. Increasingly, those opportunities are in Asia.

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