Slovenia President Suggested Special Status for Ukraine and not Full EU Membership
President Borut Pahor also suggested the same for Turkey
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President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor has suggested that the European Union grant “special status” to Ukraine and Turkey instead of full EU membership.
He stated this during a panel discussion on the future of the EU at the 14th Bled Strategic Forum in Slovenia, Anadolu Agency reported.
“Pahor said that he would suggest a “special status” for Turkey and Ukraine, and full EU membership for Western Balkan countries,” the report says.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the statement, saying that he was “strongly” advocating Turkey’s EU membership. Cavusoglu stressed that Turkey wanted full membership in the European Union.
“I do not know what changed his mind. Probably [French President Emmanuel] Macron and some others. But there should be a principle of continuity of the state and also of the EU,” Cavusoglu said.
According to him, Turkey is ready to open a new chapter in negotiations with the EU, if the issue is related to standards and commitments.
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