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The Turks brought the EU to a standstill

October 3 2005

Debate on this issue, the lingering late into the night and have not led to agreement on the agenda of formal consultations with Turkey, which were to begin on Monday. Instead, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs, they will meet again on Monday to try to break the deadlock.

Ankara firmly to his position, refusing any proposal short of full membership of Turkey in the European Union. The smaller Turkish diplomats do not agree, pointing out that it is better just give up negotiations.

Objected to the accession negotiations with Turkey is literally on the eve of the start of Austria, whose representatives said that the EU can offer Ankara a "privileged membership" rather than full. Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schüssel said that Europe must take into account the concerns of its citizens about enlargement.

To fulfill all the conditions of EU membership, Turkey is in any case must be done much work remains, including the insertion of a set of EU rules in the volume of 80,000 printed pages in the structure of its legislation. As the Minister of Foreign Philippe Douste-Blazy to Turkey require "very much", reports BBC.

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