Tag: EU-Turkey

#ALDE: EU-Turkey – 'Europe should not give in to Erdogan's blackmail'

#ALDE: EU-Turkey – 'Europe should not give in to Erdogan's blackmail'

The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament will not consider visa liberalization for Turkey until the 72 conditions are fully met, including the necessary legal changes to the anti-terrorist legislation. Speaking in plenary on 11 May, Sophie In’t Veld MEP (ALDE) first vice president, said : “Erdogan is constantly trying to blackmail […]

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#EUTurkey: Commission delivers an additional €110 million under the implementation of EU-Turkey agreement

#EUTurkey: Commission delivers an additional €110 million under the implementation of EU-Turkey agreement

The European Commission announced a new set of projects under the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, bringing the Commission’s total support so far through the Facility to €187 million. Today the European Commission is delivering on its commitment to accelerate the implementation of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey by announcing a new set of […]

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#EU-Turkey migration deal: State of play and next steps

#EU-Turkey migration deal: State of play and next steps

Civil Liberties MEPs will debate next steps in the EU-Turkey cooperation on migration and Turkey’s progress towards fulfilling requirements for visa liberalization, as agreed by the European Council in March, with the Commission on Thursday at 9.15. Under the agreement finalized by heads of state and government at the summit on 18 March, all people […]

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#Schengen: Restoring the EU’s passport-free zone

#Schengen: Restoring the EU’s passport-free zone

Parliament’s civil liberties committee discusses the proposed new strategy to restore Schengen with the European Commission on Monday 21 March. With efforts to strengthen the EU’s external borders ongoing and following the deal struck with Turkey at the EU summit on 17-18 March, the Commission is keen to remove the temporary border controls imposed by […]

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#EUTurkey: Commission makes immediate proposal to implement EU-Turkey agreement: 54,000 places allocated for resettlement of Syrians from Turkey

#EUTurkey: Commission makes immediate proposal to implement EU-Turkey agreement: 54,000 places allocated for resettlement of Syrians from Turkey

Commission makes immediate proposal to implement EU-Turkey agreement: 54,000 places allocated for resettlement of Syrians from Turkey. Following Friday’s agreement between the European Council and Turkey, the Commission is adopting a proposal to amend a Council Decision to relocate people in need for international protection from Italy and Greece. With this amendment, 54,000 places which […]

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#EUTurkey: Declaration on the EU-Turkey Statement and the EU Summit conclusions

#EUTurkey: Declaration on the EU-Turkey Statement and the EU Summit conclusions

 In light of the conclusion of the recent European Summit, Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, state: “The deal reached yesterday between the European Council and Turkey opens the way for a substantial disapplication in the EU of the individual right to asylum of people who are legally entitled to it. […]

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#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

#ECR Group to look at migration, economy, railways, and firearms this week

EU heads of state and government will meet at the end of the week, with the EU-Turkey agreement and Europe’s response to the migration crisis heading the agenda. Before the summit, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, will meet with parliament’s group leaders, including ECR leader Syed Kamall. ECR home affairs spokesman Timothy Kirkhope […]

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