Tag: Alexander Lambsdorff

#Turkey: European Commission fails to ask for a halt in accession talks

#Turkey: European Commission fails to ask for a halt in accession talks

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

In its progress report on Turkey the European Commission presents a detailed overview of the serious deterioration of rule of law and democracy in Turkey. However, the Commission failed to draw the appropriate political conclusions: to propose the suspension of negotiations and articulate clear criteria under which these can be resumed again. MEP Hans van […]

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#ALDE: ‘Erdoğan deepens the gap between #Turkey and EU’

#ALDE: ‘Erdoğan deepens the gap between #Turkey and EU’

| November 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ALDE Group in the European Parliament is very worried about the latest developments in Turkey following the detention of 2 leaders of the HDP Party together with other Members of the Turkish Parliament.  Commenting on this attack against democracy and rule of law in Turkey, ALDE Group leader, Guy Verhofstadt, said: “The Turkish government’s […]

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#Turkey: EP asks Ankara to release all journalists jailed without evidence

#Turkey: EP asks Ankara to release all journalists jailed without evidence

| October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

MEPs today debated the situation of journalists in Turkey, following the failed military take-over. MEPs made it clear they believe that the failed coup cannot be used as an excuse for the Turkish Government to further stifle legitimate and peaceful opposition and to silence media through disproportionate and illegal actions and measures. ALDE MEP Alexander […]

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#EU-Turkey: ALDE warns EU to re-asses the entire accession process of Turkey

#EU-Turkey: ALDE warns EU to re-asses the entire accession process of Turkey

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament discussed the status of Turkey’s application. The Turkey progress report for 2015 was adopted by the European Parliament, however ALDE MEPs believes that the results of the report call on European Commission and Council to reassess the whole strategy behind the accession process negotiations with Ankara.   German MEP, Alexander Lambsdorff, Vice […]

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