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Josep Borrell speaking

European Council: Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell upon arrival

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 08:33

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Today I am going to present to the [European] Council, together with the President of the Commission [Ursula von der Leyen], our report about our relationship with Turkey.

On the last month, we have seen positive developments on the part of Turkey, but the situation remains fragile.

Today, we are going to study measures in order to consolidate this positive tendency and, for the way ahead, I have identified a couple of measures in a double-track approach.

On the one hand, positive measures, and on the other hand, measures that can be taken if the situation [reverses].

Those measures have to be implemented in a gradual and progressive way to make them reversible, but trying to look for a positive engagement.

I am sure that the Council will provide guidance in order to continue developing our relations taking this positive momentum [into account] in order to build a good neighbourhood with Turkey.

Link to the video: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-203836