Minister Donohoe meets new German counterpart on official visit to Berlin

12th April, 2018

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, is in Berlin today (Thursday) for a programme that includes a number of high level political meetings. 

Minister Donohoe will meet with his new German counterpart, Vice-Chancellor and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz, as well as with Minister for Economic Affairs, Peter Altmaier, for discussions on a range of issues on the EU agenda.

In addition, the Minister will speak at a roundtable event with representatives of German industry and leading think-tanks. He will also undertake a number of media engagements.   

Speaking about his visit, Minister Donohoe said: ‘My visit to Berlin is an important bilateral engagement with key Ministers in the new German Government.  I know Minister Altmaier from his recent time as Germany’s interim Finance Minister and look forward to our discussions on Brexit and on areas of mutual interest arising on the current EU agenda’.

“I also look forward to engaging with my new counterpart, Minister Scholz, on a range of issues, particularly the ongoing work we are undertaking to prepare for Brexit and the future of our Economic and Monetary Union (EMU).”