Turkey: „The EU Needs Us“

CommentOpinion ♦ Published: December 11, 2012; 00:21 ♦ (Vindobona)

On the occasion of a visit in Hungary, Turkey´s Minister of European Affairs Egemen Bagis argued that the EU would benefit from Turkey´s accession.

Turkey: „The EU Needs Us“ / Picture: © Vindobona.org

According to Bagis, the stagnating accession negotiations are not dramatic for Turkey. But it will become a problem for the EU, he says. “The EU needs Turkey.” he points out. “At the moment, Europe is in a severe economic crisis. The only chance to manage the crisis is to gain now markets. Turkey would be a perfect partner.” Bagis argues.

His country is an ideal partner…