Monthly Archives: September 2016

Managing the Refugee Crisis EU-Turkey statement: Progress Report September 2016

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Foreign Minister Mevlût Cavusoglu, will head the Turkish delegation to the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan.

Brussels Conference on Afghanistan, 04-05/10/2016 Foreign Minister Mevlût Cavusoglu, will head the Turkish delegation to the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. 70 countries and 20 international organisations to meet in Brussels on 4 and 5 October 2016 for the Brussels Conference … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 September 2016 Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health. Since March this year, … Continue reading

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Delivering on migration and border management: Commission reports on progress made under the European Agenda on Migration

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 28 September 2016 The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU’s relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement. At the same time, it is outlining the … Continue reading

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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: EU signs grants worth €600 million to help refugees on education and health

European Commission – Press releaseBrussels, 28 September 2016 Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health. Since March this year, the … Continue reading

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Second Roma Integration Award for the Western Balkans and Turkey

Are you an NGO from the Western Balkans or Turkey and are you running there a successful project to help Roma children, youth and/or young adults? Do you want to win a study trip to Brussels and 10,000 or 5,000 … Continue reading

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Commissioner Stylianides in Turkey to launch largest ever EU humanitarian aid programme

Ankara/Brussels, 26 September 2016 EU launches largest ever humanitarian programme for refugees in Turkey   Commissioner Stylianides travels to Turkey to launch the EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme for refugees   Today Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is … Continue reading

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Address by President Donald Tusk at the 71st United Nations General Assembly

21/09/2016 Statements & remarks Last year I stood here to assure you that isolationism will never be Europe’s policy. And I haven’t changed my mind even though the last twelve months have been difficult, not least for the European Union. … Continue reading

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11 days left to Apply for EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best restoration projects; the most impressive research; the most dedicated heritage professionals and volunteers; and the finest awareness … Continue reading

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The EU’s External Investment Plan

Joint op-ed by Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission; Vice-President of the European Commission Kristalina Georgieva and Vice-President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen (published on 19 September 2016 in Hürriyet daily) Challenging … Continue reading

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Remarks by President Donald Tusk after the Bratislava summit

16/09/2016 First of all let me thank Prime Minister Fico for inviting us to Bratislava. My words of gratitude also go to the Slovak people for their hospitality and patience. I know that it is not always easy, especially with … Continue reading

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Statement by HRVP Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy

Bruxelles, 15/09/2016 Today we mark the International Day of Democracy.  Democracy lies at the heart of the European Union, and this is why the democratic values that constitute our foundations have to be cultivated each and every day, first of … Continue reading

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State of the Union 2016: Strengthening European Investments for jobs and growth

European Commission Press release Strasbourg, 14 September 2016 "Europe must invest strongly in its youth, in its jobseekers, in its start-ups. The €315 billion Investment Plan for Europe has already raised €116 billion in investments in its first year of … Continue reading

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Standing together with democrats in Turkey is not just releasing press statements or occasional visits (video)

Standing together with democrats in Turkey is not just releasing press statements or occasional visits to Turkey. No. It is to keep Turkey in the loop of the European Union, better integrating Turkey, investing in Turkey. This is the only … Continue reading

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European Union should restructure its approach to Turkey (video)

European Union should restructure its approach to Turkey, its Turkey policy and let’s face the fact that its Turkey policy so far failed. They really need to reinvent it; starting from the negotiation chapters. But of course opening of the … Continue reading

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“State of emergency” in Turkey shouldn’t be extended (video)

We hope that detained democrats within the framework of security operations will be released soon. We must put an end to it. Turkey is still in the ‘state of emergency’ and it shouldn’t be extended. Turkey should be normalized and … Continue reading

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How can relations between Ankara and Brussels be improved? (video)

    EU-Turkey: There are certain steps need to be taken by both sides. First of all re-energizing the EU accession is very important. The EU is rightly criticizing Turkey for the violation of fundamental rights, independence of judiciary or … Continue reading

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Crucial lesson for Europe in view of the failed coup in Turkey (video)

Lesson for Europe in view of the failed coup in Turkey. Europe should be very careful about choosing partners in Turkey and not determine those partners based on the government’s relations whether good or bad with any types of obscure … Continue reading

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We urge the government and all authorities in the country about rule of law and freedoms in the aftermath of failed coup (Video)

  Dismissal of coup plotters is normal but we urge the government and all authorities in the country about rule of law and freedoms.  

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Europe’s weak reaction to failed coup disappointed all Turks (video)

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  Europe’s weak reaction to July 15 failed coup not a glorious moment for European solidarity and disappointed all Turks.  

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