The European Commission’s 2011 Progress Report on Turkey: more than just a hollow ritual?

Toygür, İlke (2011) The European Commission’s 2011 Progress Report on Turkey: more than just a hollow ritual? Elcano Newsletter (81). 6 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The European Commission has released its 2011 Report on Turkey’s progress towards EU accession. Unfortunately, this is no more than following a ritual, a hollow gesture, since ‘progress’ is not that visible, especially considering that no new chapters have been opened following the Spanish Presidency in 2010. The European Commission’s annual report on Turkey’s progress towards EU accession was released on 12 October, a further episode in a ritual that began with a Regular Report in 1998. Prepared by the Directorate-General of Enlargement’s Turkey team, the report lays out the progress achieved during the year in political criteria, fundamental rights and freedoms and the economy. In addition, it provides an annual overview of developments in each negotiation chapter, one by one. This year’s report underlines issues related to the freedom of expression and of the press, which is an increasing concern in the country. Furthermore, the application of the rule of law is another hot topic as regards developments in the ongoing cases on alleged criminal networks, while regional and minority issues are always on the table when talking about Turkey.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > REGIONAL INTEGRATION.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > SINGLE EUROPEAN MARKET.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATIONS.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > TURKS.
INFORMATION; DOCUMENTATION > DOCUMENTS > REPORTS
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2012 02:49
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/2181

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