Mesmo com a "encenação Croácia", a UE abriu as portas às negociações de adesão da Turquia. É um bom sinal para a UE. Agora espero, que a Turquia evolua no cumprimento dos objectivos que se comprometeu respeitar. Eis um excerto da proposta de negociação, aceite pela Turquia:
"6. The advancement of the negotiations will be guided by Turkey's progress in preparing for accession, within a framework of economic and social convergence and with reference to the Commission's reports in paragraph 2. This progress will be measured in particular against the following requirements:
− the Copenhagen criteria, which set down the following requirements for membership:
* the stability of institutions guaranteeing democracy, the rule of law, human rights and respect for and protection of minorities;
* the existence of a functioning market economy and the capacity to cope with competitive pressure and market forces within the Union;
* the ability to take on the obligations of membership, including adherence to the aims of political, economic and monetary union and the administrative capacity to effectively apply and implement the acquis;"