20 Years in the EU: Experiences of Austria, Finland, Sweden; Inspirations for Turkey?
Professor Atila Eralp, Director of International Policy Research Institute, The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey
Ambassador Frank Belfrage, Former State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Ambassador Eikka Kosonen, Prime Minister's Office; Former Head of Representation of the European Commission to Finland; Former Permanent Representative of Finland to the European Union
Hannes Swoboda, Mercator-IPC Senior Fellow, Istanbul Policy Center; Former Chair of the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament
Ambassador Engin Soysal, Undersecretary, Ministry for EU Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
Béla Szombati, Chargé d'Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to Turkey
Founded in 1958 as the European Economic Community by Belgium, France, Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Luxemburg and the Netherlands, the European Union has today reached twenty-eight members. Accession negotiations are under way with several states including Turkey. EU membership has had transformative effects on all societies joining the club. 20 years after joining the EU, it is now a suitable time to reflect on the impact of accession on Austria, Finland and Sweden and implications on what awaits Turkey in the future.
On this occasion, Ambassador Belfrage will share his experiences of the negotiation process; Ambassador Kosonen will depict the 20-year-experience in the EU while Mr. Swoboda will reflect on the future of the EU. Ambassador Soysal will provide the Turkish perspective on Turkey’s EU accession process.
TEPAV Building - 3rd Floor Conference Room
Söğütözü Cad. No: 43 TOBB-ETÜ Yerleşkesi 2. Kısım Söğütözü, Ankara.
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