Negotiations on Turkey's accession to EU de facto reached an impasse, - Hahn

Source : 112 Ukraine

The European Commissioner noted that Turkey is not moving to Europe, but in the opposite direction
19:23, 12 March 2017

Negotiations on Turkey's accession to the EU have reached an impasse at the current stage. However, they continue formally, and therefore there is no question of canceling financial subsidies for the country. However, given the fact that in some areas Turkey has not demonstrated progress, the financing of individual programs can be cut or reoriented.

This was stated in an interview with dpa agency by the European Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

At the same time, he noted that some funds could be reoriented.

"We have already established individual programs, where there was no corresponding progress, in particular, in the field of the rule of law," he said.

Also, Hahn criticized the statements of the Turkish leader about the use of Nazi methods by the countries. He called them unacceptable and absurd.

Speaking about the observance of the rule of law in Turkey, especially after the failed coup, the commissioner noted that at the moment the country is moving "not to Europe, but rather in the direction opposite to it."

He stressed that even in a state of emergency, the principles of the rule of law should be respected.

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