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#Turkey – EU calls on Turkey to cease the unilateral military action

#Turkey – EU calls on Turkey to cease the unilateral military action

| October 10, 2019

In light of the Turkish military operation in north-east Syria, the EU reaffirms that a sustainable solution to the Syrian conflict cannot be achieved militarily. The EU calls upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action. Renewed armed hostilities in the north-east will further undermine the stability of the whole region, exacerbate civilian suffering and […]

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#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

#Turkey rejects EU and US objections to drilling in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone

| May 6, 2019

The EU and US have condemned Turkey’s decision to begin offshore drilling operations in Cyprus’s Exclusive Economic Zone, writes Catherine Feore. On Saturday (4 May), the EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini issued a statement expressing grave concern over Turkey’s announced intention to carry out drilling activities within the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus. The High […]

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New beginnings: Reassessing #Turkey relations

New beginnings: Reassessing #Turkey relations

| February 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addressing supporters ©Yasin Bulbul/AP Photos/European Union-EP  Concerns over fundamental rights are leading to a rethink of EU-Turkey relations. What is the status of the cooperation? What are MEPs proposing? From trade to NATO, the EU and Turkey have enjoyed a productive relationship in many domains for decades. However, recently relations […]

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#Turkey and refugees: Debates on visas, reviewing Dublin, and restoring Schengen

#Turkey and refugees: Debates on visas, reviewing Dublin, and restoring Schengen

Visa liberalization for Turkey, migration and the impact of the refugee crisis on internal borders in the Schengen area will be the focus of three plenary debates with Commission First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Avramopoulos and the Dutch Presidency, starting at 15h. MEPs will assess the European Commission’s proposal to review the Dublin regulation, which […]

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#Turkey: No visa liberalization without meeting all criteria

#Turkey: No visa liberalization without meeting all criteria

The EU should make sure that all its requirements are met before granting Turkey visa-free access to the Schengen area says the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee. Most MEPs criticized the Commission for proposing a visa waiver for Turkish nationals even though the country has not yet fulfilled all the criteria. MEPs say that Turkey […]

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#Cyprus: A settlement in Cyprus would be a message of hope for all of Europe, says Schulz

#Cyprus: A settlement in Cyprus would be a message of hope for all of Europe, says Schulz

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament fully supports current efforts to resolve the Cyprus issue, President Martin Schulz said on Wednesday 30 March on an official visit to the country, adding that a window of opportunity now exists for a historic step forward for Cyprus and the wider region. At the end of his two-day visit to the […]

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#Cyprus: The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the EU’s principles and values

#Cyprus: The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the EU’s principles and values

| March 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Gianni Pittella, leader of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, will pay an official visit to Cyprus from 22 to 23 March for a series of meetings with the state and political leadership of the country. In view of this visit, Gianni Pittella stated: “The solution to the Cyprus problem should be in line with the […]

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