Tag Archives: Germany

Turkish EU Negotiations Regaining Traction

Turkey's EU candidacy looks like getting back on track as senior EU officials put their weight behind a new push, with support from Ankara. Turkey's EU accession negotiations were opened in 2005 but soon hit a brick wall. Only 13 out of the 35 negotiation chapters have even been opened,...

Posted on 14 March 2013

Turkish Trade Deficit Sees Big Decrease, Other News

The foreign trade deficit is known to be one of Turkey's few remaining economic problems. However, according to the latest data the foreign trade deficit shrank by almost 35% on the year in September. The figures, from Turkstat show that a 21% increase to $13 billion in exports, combined with...

Posted on 01 November 2012

Steps Forward in Turkey/EU Integration

This week saw some pretty significant developments in Turkey's integration into Europe. Firstly, foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu signed a partial visa-free deal with Portugal on an official visit to Lisbon. Once ratified by both parliaments the deal will allow citizens who hold special visas in both countries to travel to...

Posted on 22 October 2010