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Happy Anniversary? EU-Turkey relations at age 50. An appeal 12 septembre 2013

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European Stability Initiative (ESI) 12 September 2013

By Gerald Knaus and Lucia Gobierna *

On 12 September 1963 leaders of the European Economic Community and Turkey met in Ankara. They signed an Association Agreement– the Ankara Agreement – with the objective “to promote the continuous and balanced strengthening of trade and economic relations between the Parties.” (suite…)

Cutting the Visa Knot. How Turks can travel freely to Europe 21 mai 2013

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ESI Report (European Stability Initiative) 21 May 2013, 28 p.

Berlin – Brussels – Istanbul

Visa liberalisation has been a crucial element in the EU’s relations with Romania, Serbia and Albania. Yet until recently it had not even appeared on the agenda of talks between Brussels and Ankara. (suite…)

Being fair to Turkey is in the EU’s interest 12 mars 2012

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EUobserver.com (Belgium) 12 March 2011                                    Türkçe

By Gerald Knaus and Alexandra Stiglmayer *, Brussels

Every year, hundreds of thousands of Turks queue in front of EU consulates, spending time and money in exchange for a chance to travel to the EU. In 2010, their number was 625,000. Often they receive a single-entry visa valid for only a few days. (suite…)