Visiting Istanbul to strengthen new EU agenda with Turkey
The renewed positive agenda between the European Union and Turkey will be the main focus of the joint visit of European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Štefan Füle, and European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, to Istanbul on Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November. Both Commissioners will meet representatives from the Turkish government, the business community and civil society. "Our meetings will focus on the many things EU and Turkey have in common", Commissioner Füle said before the trip. "We cooperate in so many fields, we are interlinked in so many ways and that's why the fundamentals between the EU and Turkey are solid,“ he stated and added "But we need a renewed agenda which would focus on how to inject new life into our relations in general and into the accession process in particular."
More information: Press release