Suspend Turkey accession talks if constitutional reforms go ahead unchanged

Today in the European Parliament’s foreign affairs committee the S&D Group secured wide support for the 2016 assessment report on Turkey. The Socialists and Democrats reiterated that Turkey’s constitutional-reform package voted in a referendum earlier this year is not in line with the Copenhagen criteria and called on EU member states to officially suspend accession…

Financieele Dagblad: Stop met zwartepieten over Turkije

Het Financieele Dagblad bericht over het Turkije rapport 2016 van Kati Piri. Volgens het FD weigert de Europese Commissie tot nu toe de gesprekken met Turkije over toetreding te bevriezen. EU-parlement: stop met zwartepieten over Turkije “De Europese Commissie weigert de gesprekken met Turkije over toetreding van dat land tot de Europese Unie te bevriezen,…

Is the EU selling out to Turkey?

Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. Rosa Balfour – Senior fellow in the Europe Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States The temptation to sell out to Turkey for short-term gains…