Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Turkey Excluded From EU's 2014-2020 Budget Plans

Turkey has been excluded from the draft EU budget plans for the 2014 - 2020 period. Because new members of the EU are entitled to special payments for the first few years after joining, it is customary to include candidate countries that are expected to join in the near future. Croatia, for example, currently a candidate country, has been included in the budget. But Turkey has not been, despite diplomatic pressure from Ankara.

This is interpreted as a sign that Turkey is not likely to join the EU within the next few years, although it does not strictly preclude Turkey from joining before 2020.


  1. "A Female Ex-Judge In Turkey Takes On Erdogan's 'Realm Of Fear'"

  2. Good News! Keep up the pressure.

  3. Thanks for the link. I saw an article in German about the speech she in Germany earlier in the month. I thought about translating it, but couldn't find the time.