Showing posts with label EU ACCESSION. Show all posts
Showing posts with label EU ACCESSION. Show all posts

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Albania continues talks on maritime border delimitation with Greece

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Albanian authorities continued Friday talks over the delimitation of the maritime border with the neighboring Greece, an issue which has sparked strong reactions among Albanian politics and public opinion.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

UE: Erdogan rejette toute option autre que "l'adhésion"

Erdogan rejette toute option autre que "l'adhésion"
Le président turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan, qui sera en visite lundi en Italie, a rejeté toute option autre qu'une "adhésion" à l'UE, balayant la proposition française d'un simple "partenariat", dans un entretien publié dimanche dans la Stampa.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Ankara snubs EU decision to halt accession talks

Turkish European Union Minister Ömer Çelik has harshly criticized the EU, declaring that it lacked self-confidence after the bloc unanimously decided not to open new chapters in Turkey’s accession talks.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Steinmeier urges to continue talks on Turkey’s accession to EU

Germany believes it is necessary to continue negotiations between the European Union and Turkey on Ankara’s accession to the EU, German Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, said on Tuesday following talks with his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Štefan Füle/EU-Turkey: Meeting with Minister V.Bozkir in Brussels. (Touching also on the Cyprus issue...)

From the Official Website of the European Commission, Statement, Brussels, 16 October 2014:

"Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met the Turkish Minister of European Affairs and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır in Brussels today. Commissioner Füle welcomed Minister Bozkir's ongoing commitment to the accession process and assured him of the Commission's support. He expressed his conviction that under the Minister's determined guidance, future reforms will bring Turkey closer to the EU.

Friday, October 10, 2014

"Free trade agreement with Russia until EU accession"

BRUSSELS -- The free trade agreement that Serbia has with Russia will remain in effect until Serbia's accession to the EU, Serbia's negotiator Tanja Miščević has said. 

"We have been told by the EU that all free trade agreements that Serbia has with third-party countries, including the agreement with Russia, will remain in effect until the moment of accession," Miščević told reporters in Brussels, where she is attending the screening on Chapter 30 of the negotiation process, which deals with foreign trade.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Only Serbia and Montenegro could join EU "as package". - Belgrade is against a joint EU entry of all Western Balkan countries "as a package"

VIENNA -- Belgrade is against a joint EU entry of all Western Balkan countries "as a package," says Serbia's chief negotiator in EU talks, Tanja Miščević.

"The only such package possible is one that would include Montenegro besides Serbia," she said on Friday.
"We can only speak of a package that consists of Serbia and Montenegro," she underscored, adding that the two are the only Western Balkan nations that are in EU accession talks at the moment.

In a discussion with Austrian businesspeople and legal experts, organised by the Austrian Economic Senate, Miščević said that Serbia intends to complete its accession talks with the EU by 2018, and that the accession should take place in 2020.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Fresh start needed in Turkey’s EU access bid. -- It is important for the EU to treat Turkey fairly.

A group of European opinion makers has urged an immediate change in Turkish-European Union relations, calling for 2014 to be the year that the sides begin traveling in a new direction.

The Independent Commission on Turkey, headed by 2008 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, yesterday released its third report in Istanbul. 

“In the turbulent times we are living in a stable, democratic and prosperous Turkey is ever more in the vital interest of the EU and Turkey,” stated the report from the commission, which also includes former Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino and former Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van der Broek.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Germany expects Serbia to implement Brussels agreement"

BELGRADE: -- German Ambassador Heinz Wilhelm says a possible change of the Serbian Constitution and adoption of a new Kosovo resolution was "an internal affair of Serbia."

He pointed out that his country was interested primarily in the implementation of the Brussels agreement.
The diplomat did wish to comment on the recent statement of President Tomislav Nikolić, who hinted at the possibility of a new parliamentary resolution on Kosovo after the formation of a new government.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Barroso: EU not ready to launch procedure of Ukraine’s accession to EU...

EU countries are not ready to launch the procedure of Ukraine’s accession to the EU, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said Thursday.

EU members believe that not only Ukraine is unready for membership but the EU is unready to integrate the country into its ranks at the current stage, too, and that is why an Association Agreement was offered to the Ukrainian authorities, Barroso said in the course of an expert discussion in Brussels.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Belgrade and Pristina's officials without agreement in Brussels

Serbia and Kosovo's prime ministers failed to reach an agreement on the possibility of forming a community of Serbian municipalities in Kosovo's north, when the pair met in Brussels on Monday to start a new round of EU-mediated negotiation talks. 
Serbian PM Ivica Dacic and his Kosovan counterpart Hashim Thaci met in the presence of EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.

Serbian media reported that the prime ministers did not reach any agreement on key issues.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Commissioner Fule demands Skopje to meet its obligations. - FYROM news

European Commission demands results from authorities in Skopje about the reforms, the electoral code, judicial system and freedom of media.

This was the request put forward by the EU Enlargement Commissioner, Stefan Fule in a meeting held in his office in Brussels with the Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration of FYROM, Fatmir Besimi and Foreign Minister Nikola Popovski.

After the meeting, Euro commissioner’s Fule press office issued a press statement informing that the focus of the meeting was the implementation of last year’s political accord between political parties in order to strengthen political dialogue and overcome disputes and political tensions, implementation of priority reforms especially in the domain of the freedom of media, independence of the judicial system and electoral code.

Friday, January 10, 2014

PM Gruevski: Greece has successfully ruined our image, dialogue resolves the dispute.-FYROM News

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Prime Minister of FYRΟΜ, Nikola Gruevski has stressed that efforts have been made in the recent years to strike a deal on the issue of the name dispute, but unfortunately, according to him, the Greek government was not ready to talk about this issue.

“I have personally attempted to contact prime minister of Greece in order to have direct negotiations on this issue and to try and find a solution and overcome the current problems. But in several occasions, he has refused to hold meetings. I believe that this issue can only be solved through dialogue. All such problems in the past have been solved through dialogue. His refusal would not offer positive results”, declared premier Gruevski in an interview for CNN, which has been broadcasted by the government in Skopje.

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