Meeting on EU-Turkey relations in Varna, Bulgaria

March 26, 2018

Hat: Meeting on EU-Turkey relations in Varna, Bulgaria

Funding Scheme: 2018-03-26

Pgm2014 2020: Yes


On 26 March 2018, a meeting on EU-Turkey relations is taking place in Varna (Bulgaria). President Juncker, President Tusk and President Erdoğan will meet for a working dinner to discuss all aspects of current and future EU-Turkey relations: cooperation in energy, security, the fight against terrorism and migration management and the EU’s assistance for refugees in Turkey.


Earlier this month, two years on from the launch of the Facility for Refugees in Turkey, the Commission proposed to mobilise the second 3 billion euro tranche after the first part of the Facility was fully committed and contracted by the end of 2017. The visa liberalisation process and the inextricably linked domestic political situation and security matters in Turkey will also be on the agenda.

Energy cooperation will also be prominent in the leaders’ discussion where EU leaders will once again stress that good neighbourly relations with all EU Member States are key for an enhanced energy security. Finally, counterterrorism actions and cooperation will also be part of this dialogue. 

You can follow a live statement here.

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