EU-TURKEY: NEED TO RE-ENGAGE IN REFORMS IN LINE WITH EU STANDARDS

This article follows the dialogue between Turkey and the EU.

Brussels Diplomatic

TrEUaccessLogo.svgCommissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, met with Turkish Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu in Brussels to discuss how to intensify the dialogue on key elements of EU-Turkey relations.

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.

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We need to change the way in which we cooperate as regards the accession negotiations. This is particularly important for the areas of the rule of law and fundamental rights. We need to intensify our dialogue at all phases of policy and law making on these issues which are at the very centre of the accession process. They must be treated as an absolute priority. We also need to work closely on the assessment of the existing legislation” Commissioner Füle stressed.

Commissioner Füle expressed the…

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