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Kenny to meet European Commission president

The meeting will take place on Thursday, with Kenny travelling to Brussels to meet José Manuel Barroso (pictured).

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso
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TAOISEACH ENDA KENNY is to meet with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso later this week.

The meeting will take place in Brussels and will centre on the current debt crisis.

RTE reports that the meeting will take place on Thursday, ahead of the EU leaders meeting for a delayed summit on the debt crisis.

The meeting comes after the Franco-German summit in Berlin involving Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The duo discussed the Lisbon Treaty and bank recapitalisation and promised a crisis package by the end of October.

Last month, Kenny told other European leaders that Ireland will not support changes to EU treaties to allow for deeper fiscal union.

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He said that it is important that European governments work the Lisbon Treaty in the way it was intended, after calls from Barroso for greater integration between euro area nations.

Meanwhile, the troika – representatives from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund – are in Ireland today to conduct a bailout review.

They are expected to focus on Budget 2012 and deficit-busting measures.

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