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Turkey is part of the solution, not of the problem, says its EU minister

Turkey is part of the solution, not of the problem, says its EU minister

Turkey’s progress this year on the path to EU accession was debated by its EU affairs minister and chief negotiator Egemen Bağış and Foreign Affairs Committee MEPs on 2 December. His visit coincided with the committee’s first discussion of a draft report on Turkey by Ria Oomen-Ruijten (EPP, NL)

Vuk Jeremic: Serbia likely to submit its EU application before end of 2009

Vuk Jeremic: Serbia likely to submit its EU application before end of 2009

“The basic groundwork is there for Serbia to submit its official application for EU membership. We hope to do so by the end of this year”, Serbian foreign minister Vuk Jeremic told members of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee this Thursday. However, he would not back a call by MEPs for the Serbian government to encourage Serbian Kosovars to take part in upcoming local elections in Kosovo