EU expansion July 26, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Tom McGurk writes in the SBP that Turkish accession to the EU must be a ‘generation away’ following the coup. What is odd about this is that that was pretty much the consensus well before the coup. Indeed it would be difficult to see any real prospects of Turkey joining the EU before the late 2020s at the earliest. The negotiations process is so slow, and entails so many issues that one would have to wonder if the words ‘if ever’ should be added.
As to further expansion elsewhere. Difficult to believe that Brexit hasn’t dealt that a very short sharp shock.