FOREWORD Dear reader, This collection of essays focuses on the Turkish Accession to the European Union which is a long-standing issue dominating European affairs. These essays follow a Conference that I organized in Brussels on the 22nd and 23rd of June 2011, within the European Parliament. The aim was to have the opportunity to analyze and share views on various aspects of the Turkish Accession to the EU, a task that is not at all easy. At the Conference, I had the opportunity to host distinguished Greek, Cypriot, Turkish and other European politicians, officials and academics with whom we worked in order to find common ground. I consider that all issues can be solved peacefully and through democratic dialogue by using the values and principles upon which the European Union is founded as a basis. This is why I took the decision to collect our contributions within this publication, with the hope that this can be yet another step stone toward to achieving a better understanding. It is a journal that reflects the political, economic and strategic views and significance of the Turkish accession to the EU. These views address the problems that the Turkish accession to the EU will encounter. Turkey is a large country that affects and is affected by European affairs. Τhis journal constitutes a sincere effort toward the establishment of a political strategy of common understanding. ELENI THEOCHAROUS Member of the European Parliament
Published on Feb 16, 2012
A Publication based on the International Conference organised at the European Parliament/Brussels by Dr. ELENI THEOCHAROUS, Member of the Eu...