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Economic debate Monday 23 February

Attend competition panel

With the debate over multinational tax rules and a transatlantic trade deal heating up, what is the outlook for countries like Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands?

Attend competition panel

How can small, open economies in Europe retain their sovereignty and compete in a global economy? That is the topic of the Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce roundtable on Monday evening.

The keynote speaker is Ruairi Quinn TD (member of the Irish parliament), who was Ireland’s finance minister from 1994 to 1997 and education minister from 2011 until last summer (pictured, centre, at an event earlier this month in Brussels, photo by the Party of European Socialists).

Joe Huggard, the ILCC’s chair, said in an announcement: “There’s been a lot of attention on the monetary and fiscal policies of Luxembourg and Ireland in the past few years. It’s time to start talking about where we can develop our common links and how these small countries fit into the wider debate that needs to take place in Europe.”

The panellists are Kevin Cardiff of the European Court of Auditors, Nicolas Mackel of Luxembourg for Finance and Jim Clarken of Oxfam Ireland, and the moderator is Keith O’Donnell of Atoz.

Registration begins at 6pm with the conference starting at 6.30pm and networking cocktails planned for 8.30pm.

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