Turkey & Med

Turkey & Med

Turkey

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

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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 …

Mobility Turkey & Med

EU Tunisia DCFTA draft resolution calls for asymmetry and more mobility for Tunisians

The European Parliament’s trade committee will debate the recently launched EU Tunisia deep and comprehensive free trade area on 19 November 2015. Marielle de Sarnez, the French MEP (ALDE), rapporteur in charge of drafting a resolution on the agreement told Borderlex today that in the current context of heightened terrorism …