State council in March to discuss Brexit’s global repercussions

  • ECO News
  • 17 January 2019

Portugal will meet with Christine Lagarde from the IMF, on the 1st of March, to discuss the repercussions of a Hard Brexit.

The president of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on Wednesday announced a state council meeting on 1 March with the director-general of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, to discuss the global repercussions of the UK’s departure from the EU (Brexit).

For De Sousa, “one thing is to talk about the repercussions at a European level, another thing is worldwide.”

For this reason, “soon after, on 1 March, we will have a further state council with Christine Lagarde, from the International Monetary Fund, to understand the global repercussions,” he said.

De Sousa is having a state council on Thursday with Brexit’s negotiator, Michel Barnier, to discuss “the perspectives for future ties with the UK.”