Enlargement

Commission open to visa re-administration with Azerbaijan and Armenia

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  On 19 September, the European Commission opened visa negotiations with Azerbaijan and Armenia, saying that itas open to the idea of short-stay visas, as well as the re-admission of irregular migrants between the EU...

Füle and Sargsyan hopeful concerning Armenian EU accession

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  Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle met recently with Republic of Armenia Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan to discuss the progress of the Armenian state in accordance with the European Neighbourhood Policy.  The policy...

Turkey urged to strengthen media and freedom of expression

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The EU-Turkey Joint Consultative Committee, which brings together representatives of civil society organisations from both the EU and Turkey, unanimously adopted a declaration urging Turkey's authorities to strengthen freedom of expression and media in...

Füle sees possibility of visa-liberalisation talks for Kosovo

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 Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Štefan Füle, after meeting with Kosovo's European Integration Minister Vlora Çitaku, has welcomed Çitaku's engagement in promoting the European agenda in Kosovo. “Her ministry has strengthened its co-ordinating role and...

Buzek: Moldova needs stability to join the EU

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 As the EP approved the recommendation of the Council, the Commission and the EEAS to Moldova's prospects of joining the EU, President Jerzy Buzek commented, “Today, we specifically underlined Moldova's EU perspectives. The perspective...