Varadkar meets EU leaders who learnt English in Ireland

It is no surprise that three European leaders took language classes in the State, experts say

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel, Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez and Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Photograph: Twitter

When you walk past the throngs of English-language students visiting Ireland this summer, you might be walking past tomorrow’s leaders of the free world.

A photograph tweeted by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday from the EU summit in Brussels showed him beside three of his counterparts, each of whom spent a portion of their formative years here.

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