Showing posts with label Stefan Fule. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stefan Fule. Show all posts

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Ξέχασε τις τουρκικές προκλήσεις και θυμήθηκε τις διαπραγματέυσεις ο Φούλε

Βρυξέλλες: Τη σημασία συνέχισης των διαπραγματεύσεων μεταξύ των ηγετών της ελληνοκυπριακής και τουρκοκυπριακής κοινότητας υπό την αιγίδα των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, υπογράμμισε ο Επίτροπος Διεύρυνσης, Στέφαν Φούλε, στη διάρκεια δημοσιογραφικής διάσκεψης με θέμα τις εκθέσεις προόδου των υποψηφίων χωρών.

 Ωστόσο, ο Τσέχος Επίτροπος απέφυγε να μιλήσει για την προκλητικότητα της Άγκυρας εντός της ΑΟΖ κράτους-μέλους της ΕΕ, λέγοντας ότι μια συμφωνία για λύση του Κυπριακού θα ανοίξει το δρόμο για αξιοποίηση υδρογονανθράκων με οικονομικά οφέλη για όλους τους Κύπριους.

«Αδιέξοδο» στην ενταξιακή πορεία της ΠΓΔΜ βλέπει η Κομισιόν (FYROM News)

Το «αδιέξοδο» στο οποίο βρίσκεται η ενταξιακή πορεία της ΠΓΔΜ και η «οπισθοδρόμηση» που έχει σημειωθεί σε καίριους τομείς του κράτους δικαίου, υπογραμμίζει η ετήσια έκθεση προόδου της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής για την ΠΓΔΜ που δόθηκε σήμερα (8/10/14) στη δημοσιότητα.
Η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή επαναλαμβάνει για έκτη συνεχή χρονιά τη θετική εισήγησή της για έναρξη των ενταξιακών διαπραγματεύσεων με την ΠΓΔΜ, κάνοντας μία αποτίμηση της συνολικής σωρευτικής προόδου που έχει σημειώσει η χώρα τα τελευταία έτη. Ωστόσο, αυτή τη φορά η θετική εισήγηση της Επιτροπής συνοδεύεται από επικριτική γλώσσα για την έλλειψη ουσιαστικής προόδου σε μια σειρά θεμάτων.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

EU-Turkey: Need to tackle challenges in judicial system

From the Official Website of the  European Commission:

Brussels (3 October) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met the Turkish Minister of Justice Bekir Bozdağ in Brussels today, shortly after the release of Turkey's new strategy for EU accession. Commissioner Füle expressed his full appreciation for this working document, in which reforms in the area of fundamental freedom and rule of law received a prominent place.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

EU-Turkey: Meeting new Minister V. Bozkır in Brussels. (Turkey announces new EU strategy)

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 18 September 2014:

Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met the new Turkish Minister of European Affairs and the Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkır in Brussels today. It was their first meeting since the appointment of Mr Bozkir to his current position and it offered an opportunity to exchange views on EU-Turkey relations in general and on the accession process of Turkey, including the upcoming Progress report.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"What does Maidan mean?" -"Maidan itself will be remembered as one of Europe's defining moments" (Štefan Füle, European Commissioner)

From the Official Website of the European Commission, 11.09.14:

Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy:

"Dinner discussion
Brussels, 11 September 2014
President Kwaśniewski, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,
This is my fifth time to attend the annual meeting of the Yalta European Strategy, but regrettably, following the illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia, we're not in Yalta. Allow me to stress very clearly here and now– we have not forgotten about Crimea, it will always remain on the radar of our policy until international law is fully restored.

EU scales up its assistance for the conflict-affected people in Ukraine

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 11 September 2014:

The European Commission is mobilising funding of €22 million to assist the population of Ukrainian regions suffering from the consequences of the conflict. This funding consists of two parts: €5 million is humanitarian aid and €17 million development aid.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

European Union supports key reforms in the Republic of Moldova

European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 29 July 2014:

The European Commission has announced a new annual support package for the Republic of Moldova to help public institutions, citizens and the business community to seize the benefits and opportunities of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area with the EU (AA/DCFTA).

Štefan Füle, Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, stated:

Monday, June 23, 2014

Παρέμβαση Αντ. της Κυβέρνησης και ΥΠΕΞ Ευ. Βενιζέλου στην 52η Σύνοδο του Συμβουλίου Σύνδεσης Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης - Τουρκίας (Λουξεμβούργο, 23.06.2014)

ΥΠΕΞ, Δευτέρα, 23 Ιούνιος 2014:
 
Ο Αντιπρόεδρος της Κυβέρνησης και Υπουργός Εξωτερικών, Ευάγγελος Βενιζέλος, συμμετείχε, ως επικεφαλής της ευρωπαϊκής αντιπροσωπείας, στη 52η Σύνοδο του Συμβουλίου Σύνδεσης Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης – Τουρκίας, το οποίο συνεκλήθη, σήμερα στο Λουξεμβούργο.

Κατά τη διάρκεια του Συμβουλίου, στο οποίο συμμετείχαν ο Επίτροπος για τη Διεύρυνση κ. Fuele και ο Υπουργός Ευρωπαϊκών Υποθέσεων της Τουρκίας κ. Çavuşoğlu, ο κ. Βενιζέλος έθεσε, μεταξύ άλλων, τα ζητήματα του πλήρους σεβασμού των δικαιωμάτων των μειονοτήτων στο πλαίσιο της διεθνούς και ευρωπαϊκής νομοθεσίας και της ανάγκης σεβασμού του Διεθνούς Δικαίου και ειδικότερα του Διεθνούς Δικαίου της Θάλασσας στις διμερείς σχέσεις.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Enlargement and Western Balkans what's next? (Štefan Füle)

European Commission, Western Balkans Conference Vienna 2014, Vienna, 3 June 2014:

Štefan Füle, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy: "Ministers, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

Let me thank the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the invitation to speak to you today and for hosting this important event. 100 years ago, one of the greatest catastrophes Europe has ever seen was unleashed. Following the events in Sarajevo, the First World War took the lives of 17 million people.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Statement following the meeting with the President of the F.Y.R.O.M. (Štefan Füle)

European Commission, Statement, Brussels, 15 May 2014:

 Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met in Brussels with President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) Gjorge Ivanov, during his first visit abroad since his re-election.

They discussed recent developments in the country and EU integration efforts. In relation to the recent parliamentary elections, Commissioner Füle pointed to the repeated OSCE/ODIHR recommendations regarding biased media coverage and the lack of separation between state and party activities, which are covered by the Copenhagen political criteria.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference (Thessaloniki, May 8, 2014)

Hellenic MoFA, Thursday, 08 May 2014:
PRESIDENCY STATEMENT
An EU-Western Balkans Ministerial Conference was hosted by the Hellenic Presidency of the Council on May 8, in Thessaloniki. Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle, Ministers for Foreign and EU Affairs from Member States and the Western Balkans, as well as senior officials from the EEAS and the European Commission participated at the Conference. Representatives of financial institutions and regional organisations attended the conference as well. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos chaired the event, which consisted of two sessions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle following the meeting with Prime Minister Hashim Thaçi, PM of Kosovo

European Commission, Statement, Pristina, 6 May 2014:

"Mirëdita! I am glad to be in Pristina again. It is striking that every time I come we can mark one more milestone in Kosovo's relations with the EU:
- two years ago we launched the Feasibility Study on Stabilisation and Association Agreement,
- last year I reported on its Conclusions
- and now we are marking the end of successful SAA negotiations.

Serbia not to impose sanctions on Russia: Aleksandar Vučić, Serbian PM

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić  asked visiting European enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule on Monday to understand country's decision not to impose sanctions on Russia, and promised Serbia will finish all reforms necessary for the membership before 2019.

Vucic said at a press conference after meeting Fule in Belgrade that it is on Serbia to finish its reforms as fast as possible, especially to open chapter 23 and 24 of the EU acquis, as they are important for establishing rule of law.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

EU-Turkey: Need to re-engage in reforms in line with EU standards

 Štefan Füle EU
European Commission, Press release, Brussels, 10 April 2014:
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Brussels today to discuss how to intensify the dialogue on key elements of EU-Turkey relations. 

Before their meeting they both participated in the session of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee (see Commissioner Füle's speech).
In the bilateral meeting they agreed on close cooperation in areas of mutual benefit for the EU and Turkey, in particular in the area of rule of law.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Support Group for Ukraine. - The work of the Support Group could be extended also to Georgia and Moldova


The European Commission has decided today to create a Support Group for Ukraine. 
This Support Group will provide a focal point, structure, overview and guidance for the Commission's work to support Ukraine. It will also help mobilise Member States' expertise and further enhance coordination with other donors and the International Financing Institutions. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Štefan Füle/Cyprus: A unique opportunity to put an end to division. -The construction of an energy pipeline to Turkey could be possible.

European Commission, Dinner with representatives from the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities...

Nicosia, 7 April 2014


Good evening - kalispera - iyi akşamlar! 


Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

I am very happy to be back on the island, nearly two years after my second visit in June 2012. It is a pleasure to see so many familiar faces and I thank you for accepting my invitation to this dinner.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Η συνάντηση των ΥΠΕΞ της ΕΕ με τους έξι ΥΠΕΞ των Δυτικών Βαλκανίων, έχει προγραμματισθεί για τις 8 Μαΐου. -ΕΥ. ΒΕΝΙΖΕΛΟΣ

Απόσπασμα από συνέντευξη Τύπου Αντ. της Κυβέρνησης και ΥΠΕΞ Ευάγγελου Βενιζέλου (ΥΠΕΞ, 19.03.2014): 

........S. RISTOVSKA: Κύριε Υπουργέ, θα ήθελα να σας ρωτήσω αν έχετε κανένα νέο, κάτι συγκεκριμένο για τη συνάντηση που θα γίνει στη Θεσσαλονίκη με τους Υπουργούς Εξωτερικών της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης και με τους Υπουργούς των Δυτικών Βαλκανίων και μια διευκρίνιση θέλω: 

Ποιο θα είναι το θέμα της συνάντησης του συνεδρίου; Θα είναι η ευρωπαϊκή προοπτική των Δυτικών Βαλκανίων ή θα είναι θέματα ενέργειας, μεταφοράς και τηλεπικοινωνιών;

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

EU-Georgia: Financial support to strengthen democratic institutions. -European Commission, Press release

EU-Georgia: Financial support to strengthen democratic institutions
Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle signed two financing agreements in Tbilisi on Tuesday to support public finances reform in Georgia and to strengthen the role and capacities of the Parliament.
The financing agreement to support Georgia’s reform of public finance policy is worth €21m and will contribute to good governance and further strengthen government services' delivery and the accountability of the public sector. It will promote transparency, while increasing efficiency and effectiveness of planning and governmental spending.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Το Ε.Κ. στηρίζει την Ουκρανία

Τα δραματικά γεγονότα στην Ουκρανία στοίχισαν τη ζωή σε περισσότερα από 80 άτομα και οδήγησαν στην απομάκρυνση του προέδρου Yanukovych από την εξουσία. Η χώρα άλλαξε μέσα σε λίγες μέρες και η ΕΕ πρέπει τώρα να υποστηρίξει την Ουκρανία, δήλωσαν οι ευρωβουλευτές από όλα τα πολιτικά κόμματα σήμερα, στην Ολομέλεια στο Στρασβούργο. Οι ομιλητές εξέφρασαν τον σεβασμό τους και τόνισαν ότι οι Ουκρανοί πολίτες θα πρέπει να είναι σε θέση να καθορίσουν ελεύθερα το μέλλον της χώρας τους.

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