EU-Turkey: ready to sign readmission agreement
Brussels, (4th December) - Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle met today with Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey Ahmet Davutoğlu in Brussels to discuss the latest developments in EU-Turkey relations. They agreed that following the opening of a new negotiating chapter last month, both sides should seize the new momentum to allow further progress in the accession negotiations.
EU-Serbia: inclusivity important in accession process
Brussels, (3 December) - Following his meeting with Dragan Djilas, leader of the Democratic Party from Serbian Commissioner Štefan Füle said: "Today I met the leader of the Democratic Party from Serbia, Dragan Djilas. Mr Djilas shared with me his assessment of the current state of play in Serbia's reforms and politics. We discussed the European integration process of Serbia, in the light of the decision of the June European Council to open accession negotiations with Serbia and with a view to the forthcoming decisive meetings of the Council in December.
EU-BiH:Sejdić-Finci positive progress
Prague (3 December) - Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle chaired another round of political consultations aimed at finding the solutions for the open issues on Bosnia and Herzegovina´s way to the European Union in Prague. After the meeting, which ended in the early hours of Tuesday he said:
Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Commissioner Štefan Füle on last night's events in Ukraine
Brussels, (30th November) - 'The European Union strongly condemns the excessive use of force last night by the police in Kyiv to disperse peaceful protesters, who over the last days in a strong and unprecedented manner have expressed their support for Ukraine's political association and economic integration with the EU. This support had been welcomed yesterday by the participants of the Vilnius Eastern Partnership Summit. The unjustified use of force goes against the principles to which all participants of the Vilnius Summit, including the President of Ukraine, yesterday reaffirmed their adherence.