Turkey & Med

Turkey & Med


EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Turkish Europe Minister Volkan Boazkir met on the sidelines of a Foreign Affairs Council on 15 January. On the table are the scale of Turkey’s involvement in the TTIP process as member of a customs union with the EU and the planned upgrade of …

EGA Turkey & Med


The EU and Turkey have opened Chapter 17 – Economic and Monetary Affairs – in Turkey’s EU accession process.   The Environmental Goods Agreement talks get a nod in Nairobi as DG Azevedo welcomes “considerable progress” in the talks in an official announcement. Australia’s trade minister Andrew Robb, as representative …

Bilateral Turkey & Med

Morocco: Council to appeal Court of Justice ruling on trade deal, to request transition measures

The regular EU Morocco Association Council meeting held on 14 December 2015 in Brussels was overshadowed by the Court of Justice of the EU’s annulment a few days before of a 2012 preferential trade agreement on agricultural exports and on fisheries benefitting the North African kingdom.   The Court’s verdict …