Politics | Emmanuel Macron on August 26 in Ireland

Politics |  Emmanuel Macron on August 26 in Ireland

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Emmanuel Macron will visit Ireland on August 26, one of the last countries of the European Union, and Elysee announced on Thursday that he has not visited since the start of his five-year term.

In Dublin, the head of state will be received by his rival, Michael Higgins, who has been President of Ireland since 2011 and will hold talks with poets and intellectuals.

Emmanuel Macron will meet with the Prime Minister or “Taoist”, and Michael Martin, leader of the center-right Fianna Fil party, will lead a coalition government consisting of another central party and Green since June 2020.

The two leaders are expected to discuss a number of European issues, including the situation in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power, the evolution of the Kovid-19 pandemic, the implementation of the recovery plan or corporate taxation. Elysium.

Ireland has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world, at 12.5%, making it the European headquarters of several US companies that are giants in technology and pharmacy. In early summer, it was distributed “Reservations” Under the OECD agreement, 130 countries, including the United States and France, defend against the imposition of a minimum 15% tax on the profits of multinational corporations.

The visit is also targeted “Increase depth” Bilateral Franco-Irish relations, “Especially in the field of teaching and research”, Said Elysee.

Ireland is the 23rd European Union country to be visited by Emmanuel Macron. He still owns Croatia, Slovenia and Hungary.

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