EU – Foreign Affairs Council – 19 June 2017 in Luxembourg.


 

Ministres se préparent pour le sommet!

Implementation of the EU Global Strategy: The discussion is expected to cover all of the five priority areas for work on the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, which includes: security and defence, building resilience and an integrated approach to conflicts and crises, strengthening the nexus between internal and external policies, updating existing or preparing new regional and thematic strategies and stepping up public diplomacy efforts.

EU-NATO Cooperation: The Council will adopt conclusions on the report, welcoming progress made in the implementation of the common set of proposals and calling for further steps in the same direction. The report highlights the width and depth of the EU-NATO relationship and outlines the key results obtained so far in the implementation of the common set of proposals, that is the 42 actions endorsed by the respective Councils of both organisations in December 2016. The report underlines the progress made in the 7 areas identified in the 2016

Counter-terrorism: The Council is expected to reiterate its strong and unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed by whomever and for whatever purpose. Noting that terrorism constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that the EU has a vital interest in continuing to work with partners at the bilateral, regional and multilateral levels in countering this diverse threat.

Migration : One year after the launch of the partnership framework, foreign ministers will take stock of the progress made regarding the EU’s comprehensive approach to effectively manage the external aspects of migration in key countries of origin and transit, on the basis of the 4th progress report by the High Representative and the Commission.

Iraq : Council is expected to highly commend the Iraqi Government of Prime Minister al-Abadi and the Iraqi security forces for the significant advances they have made in the military campaign against Da’esh over the past months. It is also due to reiterate its steadfast support for Iraq’s unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Conseil des affaires étrangères
Luxembourg
19/06/2017

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Integration, integration, integration…


 

Time to think about integration policy as a priority for migrants!

⚒ The very large and sudden inflow of asylum seekers at the time when most European countries were still grappling with the impact of the Great Recession has fuelled public concerns as to whether governments can manage such large flows and whether they can effectively integrate those migrants who will stay. Public opinion often calls for more selective
and restrictive admission of future migrants, if not for the closing of borders. Past integration outcomes have indeed often left something to be desired.

⚒ The OECD-EU report, Indicators of Immigrants Integration: Settling In (2015), showed very clearly that all too often life chances of people are determined by their country of origin rather than their abilities and ambitions. The unemployment gap between native-born people and immigrants has widened in many countries since 2007 and is nowalmost 5 percentage points in Europe

⚒ The recent initiative of the European commission, “Employers Together for Integration”, is building on this positive dynamic.

⚒ Integration is not only a domestic question. There is a strong case for international co-operation in this area:

⚒ The economic, political and social costs associated with the lack of integration in one country may have negative spill-overs for others.

⚒ In a context of increasing diversity, the development of inclusive, cohesive and harmonious societies will have a positive impact on international relations.

⚒ Better integration outcomes are essential for the migration-development nexus – unless migrants’ skills are well used in their host countries, they will not be able to contribute to the development of their origin countries.

⚒ At this critical juncture, it is not only time for concrete actions on supporting the integration of migrants and their children into our labour markets and societies. Now is the time to think about integration policy as a priority not just within countries, but also at global level.

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Türkiye ve Avrupa Birliği Uzlaşabilecek mi?


 

Yoksa, bir 12 ay daha ilişkilerin «kayıp yıllar» hanesine eklenecek!

Brüksel buluşmasında, eleştiriler ve sert söylemlerin yerini karşılıklı diyalog kurup birlikte hareket edebilen iki tarafa bırakması son derece önemli. Şimdi tarafların bu ihtiyatlı iyimserlik havasını eylemleriyle güçlendirmeleri gerekiyor.

Bu yolda kritik dönemeç, 13 Haziran tarihinde gerçekleştirilmesi öngörülen siyasi diyalog toplantısı olacak. Toplantı, ikili ilişkilerin hangi konular ekseninde sürdürüleceğini gösterecek. a Şu anda masada olan konular kimse için sürpriz niteliği taşımıyor.

Türkiye’nin istek ve beklentileri belli:

Mülteci anlaşması kapsamında AB’nin taahhüt ettiği mali yardımın tamamının aktarılması.

Vize serbestisi süreci

Üyelik müzakerelerinde yeni fasılların açılması hususu

Gümrük Birliği’nin güncellenmesi süreciyle ilgili müzakerelerin bu yıl başlatılması

AB tarafının istek ve beklentileri de yeni değil. Brüksel; basın özgürlüğü, temel haklar, hukukun üstünlüğü, yargının bağımsızlığı gibi alanlarda adım atılmasının yanısıra, idamın gündemden kaldırılmasında ve OHAL’in sona erdirilmesinde ısrarlı.

Avrupa Birliği’nin Türk tarafına, 12 aylık yeni bir yol haritası hazırlayıp iletileceği söyleniyor. Bu bir yıllık süre boyunca her iki tarafın da mutabık kalacakları konular üzerinde adım atmaları ve verdikleri taahhütlere bağlı kalmaları beklenecek. Elbette engel ve mayınlardan temizlenmiş bir süreç değil bu.

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Türkiye’de Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak…


Dışarıda Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak!

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Le petit gars de Turquie…


 

Quel chemin a traversé en 43 ans!

sıla derdine düşünce anlarsın
yunanlıyla kardeş olduğunu
bir rum şarkısı duyunca gör
gurbet elde istanbul çocuğunu

bir soyun kanı olmasın varsın
damarlarımızda akan kan
içimizde şu deli rüzgâr
bir havadan

aramızda bir mavi büyü
bir sıcak deniz
kıyılarında birbirinden güzel
iki milletiz

önce bir kahkaha çalınır kulağına
sonra rum şiveli türkçeler
o Boğaz’dan söz eder
sen rakıyı hatırlarsın

Yunanlıyla kardeş olduğunu
sıla derdine düşünce anlarsın

Bülent Ecevit
[Şiirin Tamamı]

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Yazarlarımızdan farklı 19 Mayıs 2017!


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The State of Play of Bilateral Engagement with EU Neighbourhood Policy Partners!


 

What progress has been registered in the area of good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights?

The ENP was reviewed in 2015 to respond to the new challenges of an evolving neighbourhood. Today’s report shows results following a new approach based on differentiation, joint ownership and flexibility.

The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) reinvigorated the relations between the European Union and its neighbours to the East and South, with a greater focus on stabilisation, resilience and security.

A tailor made approach with each and every country, to ensure it addresses the real needs and interests, for the sake of all our citizens.

The reviewed ENP has mobilised significant support to reforms in four priority areas: good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights; economic development for stabilisation; security; migration and mobility.

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