Category Archives: EUNews

European Defence Action Plan: Towards a European Defence Fund

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 30 November 2016 The European Commission proposes a European Defence Fund and other actions to support Member States’ more efficient spending in joint defence capabilities, strengthen European citizens’ security and foster a competitive and … Continue reading

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Commemoration message – one year into the killing of lawyer and human rights defender Tahir Elçi, former President of the Diyarbakır Bar Association

Press Release The EU Delegation on behalf of EU Member States diplomatic missions in Turkey wishes to pay tribute to the outstanding lawyer and human rights defender TAHİR ELÇİ on the first anniversary of his killing last year. Elçi’s legacy … Continue reading

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Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on Cyprus talks

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Statements by the HR/VP  I have spoken in the last hours to both Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akıncı, who updated me on the state of play of the talks following their discussions in Mont Pèlerin. During … Continue reading

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Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Bruxelles, 25/11/2016 Message by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women Each time we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we acknowledge a failure … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2016

Brussels, 24 November 2016 Frans Timmermans, First Vice-President of the Commission, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner  for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International … Continue reading

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the bomb attack in Adana

Brussels, 24/11/2016 – 16:32 Statements by the Spokesperson At least two people were killed and 21 more wounded in a car bomb attack outside a local government building in the southern Turkish city of Adana today. In a later attack … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome to the New EU Ambassador to Turkey

The new EU Ambassador, Mr. Christian Berger, presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Ambassador Berger presented President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with his letter of credence during a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace. With the submission of the … Continue reading

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Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on EU-Turkey relations at the plenary session of the European Parliament

Bruxelles, 22/11/2016 Remarks/speeches  Strasbourg – 22 November 2016 Check against delivery! Mr President, Honourable Members, Once again we gather to discuss Turkey, and rightly so. Our relationship with Turkey is at a crossroads, because Turkey is at a crossroads. On … Continue reading

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Joint Statement on the occasion of Universal Children’s Day

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 20 November 2016 On the occasion of Universal Children Day on 20 November, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International … Continue reading

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2016 Enlargement Package: credible enlargement process key to driving transformation and anchoring stability in Southeast Europe

European Commission – Press release Brussels, 9 November 2016 2016 Enlargement Package: credible enlargement process key to driving transformation and anchoring stability in Southeast Europe The European Commission adopted today its annual Enlargement Package. It assesses where the countries of … Continue reading

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Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the latest developments in Turkey

 08/11/2016 1) The EU and its Member States are following the most recent developments in Turkey with grave concern. 2) Renewed considerations to introduce a bill to parliament to reinstate the death penalty; continued restrictions on the freedom of expression, … Continue reading

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The jury for the 2016 EU Human Rights Short Film Competition awaits your entries

Jury member selection for the 2016 EU Human Rights Short Film Competition organized by the European Union Delegation to Turkey is now complete. Those judging this year’s crop of short films on human rights will include Director Yüksel Aksu, theatre … Continue reading

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Schulz on the detention of Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and HDP Members of Parliament in Turkey

  “Today’s detentions send a chilling signal about the state of political pluralism in Turkey. Selahattin Demirtaş, Figen Yüksekdag and HDP Members of Parliament are legitimate and democratic representatives of Turkish society. The HDP is the third biggest group in … Continue reading

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Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the detention of several HDP Members, including the party’s co-chairs

Brussels, 04/11/2016 – 11:56 – UNIQUE ID: 161104_11 Joint Statements Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the detention of several HDP Members, including the party’s co-chairs The European Union is gravely concerned about the detention … Continue reading

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EU supports youth entrepreneurship

The kick-start of a European Union co-funded project of € 2,4 million supporting youth employment through entrepreneurship was celebrated on 25 October 2016 in Ankara attended by the Secretary-General of Ankara Development Agency Mr. Arif Şayık and Counsellor- Head of … Continue reading

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Statement of Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations on today’s raid against Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet

Today’s detentions of the Cumhuriyet editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu and several Cumhuriyet authors, including an arrest warrant against Can Dündar, constitute a further very worrying development against the freedom of expression in Turkey. The EU is very disquieted that on the … Continue reading

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Statement by Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on deadly attacks on schools across Syria

European Commission – Statement Brussels, 27 October 2016 Deadly attacks on schools yesterday and today across Syria in Idlib, Western Aleppo and Douma which have left more than 25 children and several teachers dead are totally unacceptable. At this sad time of mourning, … Continue reading

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€2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme

ERASMUS + PROGRAM €2.5 billion available for Erasmus+ in 2017, a 13% increase compared to 2016 and record rise since the start of the Erasmus+ programme Today, the European Commission published its 2017 Call for Proposals for Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for … Continue reading

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Statement by Federica Mogherini and Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey

Bruxelles, 26/10/2016 Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini and Commissioner Johannes Hahn on the arrest of co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Turkey We have seen very worrying reports of the arrests of the democratically elected co-mayors of Diyarbakir, in south east Turkey, … Continue reading

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EU Mission to Igdir (17-19 October)

EU Mission to Igdir (17-19 October): Every year, several hundred people around the word, including many children, step on a landmine and are killed or injured. In addition to the individual suffering, landmines also cause serious social and economic problems, … Continue reading

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