No improvement in respect for EU values: MEPs cut support for Turkey by €70m

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Budget Committee MEPs on Tuesday agreed to cancel €70 million in pre-accession funds earmarked for Turkey, as conditions to improve the rule of law were not met. Last November, during the budgetary negotiations, Parliament and Council decided to place in reserve €70 million in […]

#TwitterisblockedinTurkey and so is Erdogan

Last Thursday night Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially ‘declared war’ to Twitter. With a public, old authoritarianism-scented speech at late evening, he announced that he wants to “eradicate Twitter”, adding that the social media platform is a “menace” and he’s “not interested in what the international community says”. “They will see the power […]