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A fresh perspective on EU-Turkey relations: still a possibility?

Examining the mutual benefits of a EU-Turkey customs union.

Date: October 3, 2019, 12:30 pm Topic: European Macroeconomics & Governance

EU-Turkey relations have been challenging, especially when it comes to accession negotiations. The political obstacles remain numerous and burdensome at times. Amidst political crises and a much needed economic connection, a question arises: is instability the ‘new normal’ for this relationship?

In order to address a number of issues around Turkey-EU relations, we are bringing together experts to form a policy-driven round table discussion. Aiming towards practical steps and solutions, the discussion will offer participants the possibility to discuss Turkey-EU relations, mainly focusing on Customs Union revision.

This event is open only to Bruegel’s members and select invitees.

Schedule

Oct 3, 2019

12:30-13:00

Check-in and lunch

13:00-13:10

Opening remarks

Zeynep Bodur Okyay, Board Member and Chair EU-Brexit Working Group, DEİK

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

13:10-13:30

Presentation

Sinan Ülgen, Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

13:30-14:20

Discussion

Chair: André Sapir, Senior Fellow

14:20-14:30

Closing remarks

Zeynep Bodur Okyay, Board Member and Chair EU-Brexit Working Group, DEİK

Guntram B. Wolff, Director

14:30

End

Speakers

Zeynep Bodur Okyay

Board Member and Chair EU-Brexit Working Group, DEİK

André Sapir

Senior Fellow

Sinan Ülgen

Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

Guntram B. Wolff

Director

Location & Contact

Bruegel, Rue de la Charité 33, 1210 Brussels

Katja Knezevic

katja.knezevic@bruegel.org

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