EU enlargement commissioner: Turkey one step closer to open new chapter.

By bne IntelliNews February 28, 2013
EU enlargement commissioner Stefan Fule said yesterday (Feb 27) via his twitter account that Turkey was one step closer to open new accession talks. Member states agreed what the Turkish government needs to do on the negotiating chapter 22, titled regional policy and coordination of structural instruments. This will be the first chapter to be opened after almost two and a half years. Last week, Germanys chancellor Angela Merkel said that she favoured opening talks in a new policy chapter to revive the stalled talks between Turkey and the EU but added that she was still sceptical about Turkeys EU membership.

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