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Turkey and the EU

The decades-long process of Turkey's accession to the European Union is still causing polarisation of positions not only within the Union but in Turkey itself. In this subject euinside aims at providing a territory for debates that could assist citizens and politicians in forming their positions on the issue "for" or "against" Turkey's membership in the EU.

3 May 2017 14:16 Turkey Has Become a Semi-Candidate Country for EU Membership

The EU has finally officially recognised the obvious, namely that Turkey no longer fulfils the criteria to be a candidate for EU membership. The Union, however, is divided on what to do next - whether to formally end the negotiations with the oldest candidate for membership or just to announce t ...

31 August 2016 10:05 In Its Current State Turkey Cannot Become EU Member

One of the first subjects the European Parliament tackled after its summer break was the situation in Turkey after the coup attempt of July 15. Cause for the debate in the EP’s foreign affairs committee was the visit to Turkey of the committee’s boss Elmar Brok (EPP, German ...

6 May 2016 13:19 Bulgarian Foreign Minister: The EU Was Late with Turkey

The European Union was late paying attention to Turkey’s warnings about the problematic migration situation there and the fact that the EU would also be affected. And these warnings had been coming for a very long time, but the EU missed them, said Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov i ...

6 April 2016 09:56 EU Enlargement Is Going the Route of "Titanic"

The EU’s enlargement policy has turned in recent years from the most successful into the weakest and least perspective community policy. After in the summer of 2013 the EU swallowed the 28th member, the process got stuck in the quagmire of geopolitics, reforms fatigue and the European Un ...

13 March 2016 14:22 Did the EU Sell Its Soul to Turkey?

Nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. This is an old method of doing things that was administered to the Turkey negotiations last Monday (March 7). What the leaders of the 28 member states and Turkey agreed on is just a framework, which is yet to be filled with details in order ...

2 January 2017 14:45 EU Has Lost Its Transformative Power. Enlargement Hits a Dead End

For the first time in the recent history of EU enlargement the year ended without conclusions for the candidate countries. This is one of the biggest news of the December European Council, held on 15 December in Brussels. Traditionally, every December, the leaders of the member states ...

22 July 2016 10:49 Turkey's EU Path Entering a Dead-end Street

Following the failed coup in Turkey, the European Union keeps advancing into the Hamletian dilemma – should Turkey be part of the Union, or not – and realises more and more that there is far more than one answer to this question. The problems are on several levels and a large porti ...

30 April 2016 14:36 No Uncomfortable Questions For Mr Erdoğan in Croatia

The big event in Croatia this week was the visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan  for the first time in 10 years. He visited Croatia in 2006 in his capacity of prime minister just a year after the two states officially started their EU membership negotiations. Croatia is a membe ...

31 March 2016 17:44 Doctor Europe and Mister Turkey

On March 18th, at yet another EU summit, the leaders of member states and Turkey shook hands on a deal, which will not save Europe from the refugees and will not mend the disintegration cracks, neither will it guarantee the restart of the eurointegration process in Turkey. At first glance, it ...

7 January 2016 11:09 EU Enlargement Entering Geopolitical Mode

The year 2015 opened new pages in one of the oldest EU community policies – enlargement. This process was thrown in the cellar during the euro area crisis, the war in the Ukraine, and all the problems springing up in the Middle East and North Africa right when it was the turn of the m ...

 
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