TURKEY
2014 PROGRESS REPORT

 

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT
TURKEY
2014 PROGRESS REPORT
Accompanying the document
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN
PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL  COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

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EU Urges Members to Stop Stalling With Turkey


The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) Wednesday,  8 octobre 2014 By Laurence Norman and Yeliz Candemir Brussels – The European Union’s executive urged member states Wednesday to advance long-stalled membership talks with Turkey but underscored the obstacles in the way by raising “serious concerns” about government meddling with the judiciary and restrictions on the press


Dealing with Turkey After Ukraine: Why the EU Should Let the Enlargement Approach Go


GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 15, October 2014 by Antoaneta L. Dimitrova * The events in Ukraine at the end of 2013 might be a sign that we have reached the end of the EU’s monopoly on transformative power. President Putin, but also other leaders of important EU neighbours are playing a different geopolitical


Turkey after the EP elections: Time for a new debate


Perspectives (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) Issue 10, October 2014, pp. 47-50     Türkçe Ska Keller * The accession of Turkey to the EU has traditionally been an important topic for right-wing and far-right campaigns. This time, even though it did appear in the context of immigration and prejudices against Islam, it did not play a major role

 

The next five years will not see any new enlargement by the EU, Jean-Claude Juncker stated in his guidelines for the next European Commission. However, during his Parliament hearing on Tuesday (30 September), Enlargement Commissioner-designate Johannes Hahn said there will be no “twiddling of thumbs” either. EurActiv Germany reports.

By Kieran Guilbert LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than a million Syrian refugees in Turkey may go without food, medicine and shelter unless there is an increase in international funding, the U.N. refugee agency said on Wednesday. Turkey was already struggling to cope with the refugees before the attack on the border town of Kobani began, and the inflow has now far exceeded the

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