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Last Thursday and Friday, I travelled to Brussels for a meeting of the European Council where I joined with other leaders to discuss a range of important issues facing the Union. This was my first meeting of the European Council since being elected Taoiseach and it was a very useful opportunity to meet all my EU counterparts. In addition to informal exchanges in the margins of the meeting, I had excellent bilateral meetings with the European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Juncker, accompanied by Michel Barnier, Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister Ratas of Estonia, who will take over the EU Presidency on 1 July. As I said earlier in the Dáil, these discussions focused on Brexit and the ongoing need to respond to Ireland's particular concerns. I thanked the partners for their engagement and support to date and emphasised our commitment to remaining at the heart of Europe. The agenda of the European Council included security and defence, migration, jobs, growth and competitiveness, external relations, the Paris Agreement on climate change and digital Europe. I was reassured by the strong show of unity on these issues with partners displaying a commitment to move ahead together and a certain degree of optimism for the future. We also discussed Brexit, which I will deal with first.
During the meeting, Prime Minister May outlined her thinking about the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The rights of such citizens and those citizens living in other EU member states is a priority issue for both sides in the Brexit negotiations. The UK presented its more detailed paper on the matter on Monday and we will be studying this carefully with our EU partners. The EU set out its own position clearly in the negotiating guidelines and directives and in its position paper.