EU opens negotiations on two more chapters

Foreign Minister & Chief Negotiator for the EU talks Ali Babacan represented Turkey, and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and EU's Enlargement Director Michael Leigh represented the EU at the Intergovernmental Conference.

EU opens negotiations on two more chapters
Turkey opened negotiations with the EU on "company law" and "intellectual property law" during the 5th Intergovernmental Conference on Tuesday.

Turkey launched accession talks with the EU on October 3rd, 2005.

Foreign Minister & Chief Negotiator for the EU talks Ali Babacan represented Turkey, and Slovenian Foreign Minister Dimitrij Rupel and EU's Enlargement Director Michael Leigh represented the EU at the Intergovernmental Conference.

EU accession talks started on October 3rd, 2005 with screening process. Turkey temporarily opened and closed chapter heading on "science and research" during the rotating presidency of Austria in the first half of 2006.

Turkey launched negotiations on three chapter headings, "enterprise and industrial policy, "statistics" and "financial control" in the first half of 2007 during the rotating presidency of Germany.

Portugal, who took over the EU rotating presidency from Germany in the second half of 2007, opened negotiations with Turkey on two chapter headings, "consumer and health protection" and "trans-European networks".

EU froze talks in 8 of the 35 chapter headings with Turkey in 2006 on charges that Turkey did not meet obligations of the Additional Protocol.

EU sources expects talks on "free movement of capital" and "taxation" during the rotating presidency of France in the second half of the year.


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