Tag: EC

  • Nicolas Sarkozy tells David Cameron: ‘We’re sick of you telling us what to do’

    David Cameron clashed repeatedly with Nicolas Sarkozy today after the French President tried to exclude Britain and non-eurozone countries from a critical Brussels summit to rescue European banks. By Bruno Waterfield, Brussels During two hours of bitter exchanges during a meeting of all 27 EU leaders before a crisis summit of the eurozone’s 17 members on Wednesday, […]

  • EU commission to confront Turkey on free press

    By Andrew Rettman The European Commission in its annual enlargement report will tell Turkey to stop attacking investigative journalists and to back off on Cyprus gas exploration. The report, due to be published on Wednesday (12 October) and seen by EUobserver, singles out Turkey in a general complaint about attempts to gag independent reporting in […]

  • Ignoring Rights in Turkey, and Its Cost to Everyone

    The European Commission’s latest annual report on Turkey’s progress toward EU membership made one thing very clear: Turkey is not doing enough to improve its human rights record. Turkey has been focusing its energy on developing a dynamic foreign policy and promoting its  impressive economic growth.  The EU, for its part, has shown calculated indifference […]

  • Turkish PM Meets European Commission’s President

    Turkey’s prime minister had a meeting with the president of the European Commission (EC) in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday. Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and EC President Jose Manuel Barroso are in the South Korean capital for a G-20 summit. Erdogan was also expected to meet United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday, […]

  • DEAD HEADS by Cem Ryan

    It’s now all the chi-chi fashion rage! The prurient fashion designing male politicians of both sides are again trying to determine what Turkish women should wear on their heads.