Hahn: Carrot for Albania and Macedonia, customs union for Turkey

Source:EURACTIV Date:21Apr2018

It is now up to the leaders of Turkey to clarify in which direction they want to go. They always emphasise that they are still interested in full membership – but for this, accession criteria have to be met. Here, there will not be and there cannot be any compromises from our side. The ball is now indeed in Turkey’s court. It should also be remembered that we have received the mandate from the member states to lead the accession negotiations in an open-ended way.