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Kenny to discuss economic recovery with Greek Prime Minister

The short trip comes a day after the Taoiseach’s comments on Ireland not giving special tax deals.

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IRISH TAOISEACH ENDA Kenny is to meet with the Prime Minister of Greece today – and the topic of economic recovery will be on the agenda.

Kenny will travel to Athens for a short official visit today, during which he will meet with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.

Among the topics they are expected to discuss will be the ongoing efforts to secure economic recovery in Europe, as well as Ireland’s priorities for the remaining weeks of its Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Ireland currently holds the European Union presidency, which will be taken over by Greece from January-June 2014, as part of a trio of presidencies with Ireland and Lithuania.

The Taoiseach will also meet with representatives of the Greek business and SME community at the Embassy of Ireland.

Yesterday, Kenny travelled to Brussels for a European Council meeting, where he spoke about tax evasion and fraud.

During his trip he said that Ireland does not give special tax deals and that the European Commission has not been in contact with his office about Apple or any other company.

The statement was made after Apple came under fire for its low tax rate in Ireland, being accused of using the country as a ‘tax haven’.

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