Some fifty centre-right parliamentarians have tabled an amendment to France’s budget law asking to scrap the country’s contribution to the part of the EU budget intended to fund the pre-accession of Turkey to the European Union. EurActiv France reports.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) attend a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Ankara October 7, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Umit Bektas
A leading Turkish lobbyist called yesterday (14 October) for the EU to lift visa requirements for his country?s nationals by using as a basis a court decision. But the European Commission made clear that the long-standing problem was not likely to be resolved by legal means.