EU-Turkey High-Level Economic Dialogue

The European Union and Turkey held the first High-Level Economic Dialogue (HLED) in Istanbul and Ankara on 25-26 April 2016, co-chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Şimşek and European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen. The HLED aims to further enhance economic relations, already significantly improved as a result of the EU-Turkey Customs Union, through developing a mutual understanding of economic policies and structural reform agendas.