On the 2016 [EU-Turkey] Statement, it is clear that this is not just an agreement about financing Turkey for the help provided to the refugees. We cannot say one thing is independent from the other, because these people are trying to go to Europe through Turkey because there is a war in their country. I am very happy of what the Minister [of Foreign Affairs of Tukey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu] has said, that on the Turkish side there is no intention of an escalation and provoking new situations of tension, and neither it is on the side of the European Union. Business Standard is happy to inform you of the launch of "Business Standard Premium Services". EU backs France's war on Islam Electronic Intifada 22:51 5-Nov-20 'We must wait for a result' says EU's Foreign Affairs chief Josep Borrell euronews 12:45 5-Nov-20. In general [we want] to open a process of putting on the table the differences and trying to solve them identifying the problems, which is the first step to look for solutions. European Union foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell highlighted the possibility of tougher EU sanctions against Turkey over its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, saying the bloc’s leaders will tackle the matter at a Dec. 10-11 meeting. Er nannte sie einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Frieden in der Region. Schlechter war die ohnehin schon angespannte Stimmung zwischen der EU und der Türkei schon lange nicht mehr. Borrell sprach auf einem Treffen der EU-Außenminister seine Solidarität mit Griechenland und der griechisch-zypriotischen Regierung aus. Check against delivery! I think all Berlin participants need to support constructively a peaceful settlement of the Libyan conflict, which is the only responsible way to end the Libyan crisis. Wenn es in den nächsten Wochen keine Fortschritte beim Dialog gebe, könne beim EU-Sondergipfel am 24. I want to change for the best the dynamics in our relationship because I believe that we have a mutual interest to get out of this situation and chart a new and positive trajectory, avoiding any kind of incident that could spark more troubles. He was born into a family without a traditional artistic background, although he always had the support of his parents and older sister. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now. Und so reiste der EU-Chefdiplomat Josep Borrell am Montag mit der Hoffnung nach Ankara, zumindest die allerneuesten Spannungen ein wenig zu dämpfen. This is part of a wider agreement where many other issues were considered and many of them have not been implemented. You have been making references to many of them, the situation in the Eastern Mediterranean, regional issues such as Libya and Syria, and the overall state of play on EU-Turkey relations which we cannot say are passing through the best moment and [on which] we have to work together in order to improve them. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed. Diese würden auch Wirtschaftssanktionen umfassen. Only 15 countries have been selected to be part of this list, the approach that the Commission’s services in charge of these issues has followed is based on objective criteria related primarily to the health situation. 20.11.2020 10:44 Uhr . A last word about what Minister [of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mr Mevlut Çavuşoğlu] said. The EU's Josep Borrell says the bloc believes U.S. support can no longer be taken for granted Senior European officials warned this week that the election of … I am here today to hear the views of the Turkish government on these pressing issues and to look for a way forward ahead of an important debate that we are going to have next week at the European Member States Foreign Affairs Council, and before that at the European Parliament that also wants to have a discussion about the role that Turkey is playing in the Eastern Mediterranean, and on the EU-Turkey relations. Because currently the situation is far from being ideal. Today, we have had the first physical meeting of Defence Ministers since the outbreak of the coronavirus in March. You have said that Turkey and the EU needed to rebuild trust. As a premium subscriber you get an across device unfettered access to a range of services which include: Welcome to the premium services of Business Standard brought to you courtesy FIS. From visa [liberalisation], partnership, EU membership, borders, customs modernisation, the geopolitical [issues] of the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean, the cooperation in Syria and the cooperation in Libya. This is what we have been talking about: To launch negotiations between Turkey and Greece, in one case, and to look for an agreement in order to share the revenues of the hydrocarbon exploitations between the two communities on the island of Cyprus  [in the other case]. Spain's minister of Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, has just been sanctioned by the National Stock Market Commission (CNMV) with a fine, the value of which hasn't been announced, for the sale of stocks in renewables firm Abengoa whilst he was a board member at the company and had access to privileged information. "Wendepunkt in den Beziehungen zur Türkei" Mit dem neuen Vorfall eskaliert nicht nur der Konflikt zwischen der EU und der Türkei allgemein. As I said at least every two weeks we are going to reassess the situation according with the data provided by the health authorities of the states with which we would like to open our borders as soon as possible. I just want to say that Turkey has not been included in this list because we are adopting a progressive lifting of the travel restrictions on non-essential inbound travel. UfM: Press remarks by HR/VP Josep Borrell after the 5th Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean . I have not come more frequently due to the coronavirus. Everything is related with everything, it is a complex set of issues, but what I think we have to do –and my travel here is maybe a way of preparing that- is a round of negotiations and talks, some of them bilateral with some Members states, others between Turkey and the European Union and others in a format that includes more countries, institutions or communities like the Republic of Cyprus plus the Turkish community in Cyprus, plus Turkey, plus Greece, plus the European Union, plus the United Nations. The Minister [Çavuşoğlu] has made references to many specific issues. At this point, what should the European Union do more concretely in order to make progress in the relations? Borrell has defended himself as far as possible, but his responses … We have to have relations and they have to be the best possible [ones]. Link to the video: will be available soon, Contact the Press Team of the European External Action Service, Ankara, 06/07/2020 - 20:20, UNIQUE ID: 200706_12, Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Press Officer for Neighbourhood and Enlargement/Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Chile: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Mr Josep Borrell following his meeting with Chile’s Foreign Minister, Mr Andrés Allamand, Debt relief efforts for African countries: Council approves conclusions, Joint press statement following the video conference of the members of the EU-Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Councilkosovo-stabilisation-and-association-council/, Main results - Video conference of the members of the EU-Kosovo* Stabilisation and Association Council, 30/11/2020, Statement by High Representative/ Vice-President Josep Borrell on the Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, Today in Brussels, I met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Mr Andrés Allamand. During our conversation, I recalled the European Union’s commitment to strengthen the long-standing EU-Chile partnership based on our shared values. As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. All of them are part of our intensive dialogue, that will continue. Not everything will be solved at the same time. Josep Borell Josep Borrell was born in Alcoy (Alicante) on January 25th, 1969. Turkey must understand its behaviour is 'widening its separation' with the EU, the bloc's Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday. Last Updated at November 26, 2020 01:45 IST. My presence here is a way of preparing this meeting and to try to look for solutions. I will have also the opportunity to discuss with the Minister of Defence [of Turkey, Hulusi Akar]. Josep Borrell, Self: Dilluns, dilluns. But, at the same time, we want to look for a solution that could satisfy both parts. I came here in order to look for the de-escalation that the Minister [of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu] has mentioned and to ask for any agreement, any process of a negotiation that could help to solve these controversies. We are in the case of a disagreement between neighbour countries about the delimitation of waters and it has to be solved by agreements among them. At the EU Foreign Ministers Meeting in Berlin this week, we will discuss our relations with Turkey, and Greece’s voice will carry particular weight. European Council head Charles Michel was meeting with Erdogan in Ankara Wednesday, while EU Vice President Josep Borrell and Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic were holding talks with Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay. Citizens and people with an essential reason to come to Europe should be allowed to travel. These criteria are objective, applying them is not a mechanical exercise, it involves some qualitative judgement that is not set in stone. Josep Borrell said in a blog that it was diplomatic practice to avoid expressions of political preference, but there was no mistaking his delight at the outcome of last week’s election. I do not think this press conference has to be the continuation of our dialogue and [of] me trying to answer all the questions that he has raised. During the last few months, Josep Borrell has conducted a crucial dialogue process with Turkey, which we wholeheartedly back. It is time to tackle this, in order to create a way forward, conductive to confidence building, dialogue, good neighbourhood relations, stability and security. When I am saying that we have to have a comprehensive approach to all things that are part of this complex relation is not to finish the relation, it is to improve it. Today we discussed a number of important issues: Belarus, Libya and the EU-AU (African Union) relations in particular, apart from many other current issues- among them Venezuela. A Cypriot proposal to include Turkish entities and add individuals to that blacklist has been held up since June amid hesitancy by EU countries including Germany. “Certainly we are in a critical moment with our relationship with Turkey,” Borrell told the European Parliament on Tuesday in Brussels. Kindly visit the Manage my subscription page to discover the benefits of this programme. I am sure that coming together has allowed us to go deeper into the several sensitive issues that we have to deal with in this difficult summer. I think that Turkey has become a regional relevant actor and the European Union has to set up again an approach that takes into account all the issues that are part of this complex relationship. A few minutes ago, Mr Borrell made a definition of relations between the European Union and Turkey and said that the current situation is far from being ideal. Abdullah bin Zayed, Josep Borrell discuss latest regional, global developments Emirates News Agency 12:36 6-Nov-20. Migration is an important issue, but not the only one. 27/11/2020. Thank you dear friend [Ayman Safadi, Jordanian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and Expatriate Affairs] and thank you for your presence here and participation in this meeting. Foreign Affairs Council: Press remarks by the High Representative Josep Borrell, Check against delivery! Is the EU planning to work towards that call in terms of securing financing for the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey and the visa-free travel for Turkish citizens? View Josep Borrell’s profile on LinkedIn, the world's largest professional community. It is impossible to finish our relations. It is the second time that I am visiting Turkey in the last four months. We look for a frank, open and cooperative approach for discussion. Good evening. European Union foreign-policy chief Josep Borrell highlighted the possibility of tougher EU sanctions against Turkey over its activities in the eastern Mediterranean, saying the bloc’s leaders will tackle the matter at a Dec. 10-11 meeting. But talk of a Turkish realignment from the West was premature, former Nato and Russian officials say. Heiko Maas und Josep Borell am Rande des Treffens Bild: ... wenn sie sich Ende September zu einem Sonderrat über die Beziehungen zur Türkei treffen. It means that we have to sit again and discuss about an update of this Statement, that is reaching an end, and look for a new one in which we can put altogether all the issues that affect our relationship. That is what I mean when I say that things are related, in a positive way, in order to try to look at the root causes of the problem we are facing. We cannot abolish geography, whatever happens, Turkey will be a central actor in the Eastern Mediterranean, a neighbour of Europe and an important partner. Griechenland forderte die Europäische Kommission (EK) auf, die Aussetzung der Zollunion mit der Türkei zu erwägen, um auf seine "anhaltende Provokation" zu reagieren, insbesondere wegen des Streits im östlichen Mittelmeerraum, trotz diplomatischer Bemühungen. November. European Union | Turkey, Bloomberg  September eine Liste weiterer Strafmaßnahmen diskutiert werden, sagte der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell am Freitag nach Beratungen der EU-Außenminister in Berlin. Let me just say that I understand the preoccupations of Turkey about the travel restrictions. Der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell warnt Ankara davor, die als illegal erachteten Erdgas-Erkundungen im Mittelmeer erneut auszuweiten. 27/11/2020. The advantage of our talks, dear Minister [[of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu], is that we can talk openly, frankly, in a constructive approach. Good afternoon to everybody. Josep has 5 jobs listed on their profile. We have to face the political solution to the war in order for these people to be able to move back home. Copyrights © 2020 Business Standard Private Ltd. All rights reserved. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. A ls Josep Borrell Ende voriger Woche seine Überlegungen zu neuen Sanktionen gegen die Türkei vorstellte, war sein Unbehagen deutlich zu spüren. Anlässlich des Besuchs des EU-Außenbeauftragen Josep Borrell an der türkisch-griechischen Grenze hat Athen vor einem Wiederanstieg der Flüchtlingszahlen aus der Türkei gewarnt. Weiter sucht die Türkei in Gebieten nach Öl, die Griechenland für sich beansprucht. This is a big disagreement between Turkey and Greece and between Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus – which Turkey does not recognise, but is a Member [State] of the European Union, which has shown its full solidarity and support. Die Äußerungen seien "inakzeptabel", schrieb der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell im Online-Dienst Twitter. Some of them we have to wait for the elections -like in the Turkish community of Cyprus in October- others can start, if there is political will, as soon as possible, because we do not need to wait for these elections. Kyrgyz Republic: Statement by the Spokesperson on the electoral process and constitutional changes. Earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited the area and held what was described as a “picnic” in Varosha, prompting an EU rebuke. 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