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Turkey And Greece And The Eu

Volume 590: debated on Thursday 11 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What action is being taken to improve relationships between Turkey and the European Union and to persuade Greece to reconsider its approach to European Union financial support for projects within and involving Turkey. [HL2102]

As presidency of the European Union, we, supported by 13 other member states, continue to urge the Greek Government to release EU funding for Turkey to support economic restructuring under the Customs Union; and to allow the implementation of measures proposed by the Commission under the European Strategy for Turkey. We are also working closely with the Commission and the European Parliament to improve the flow of funds to projects in Turkey under the MEDA Regulation.