4/8/2009

Bagis: The EU is looking at the ECJ ruling on visas for Turkish nationals

Dunya – Egemen Bagis, the Turkish Minister of State and chief negotiator for Turkey's European Union talks, last week attended the 61st Turkey-EU Joint Parliamentary Commission meeting held in Brussels. Afterwards, speaking to reporters at the Istanbul Center, a communications and cultural platform for the city's communications with the EU organizations, Bagis said a recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling “exempting the Turkish nationals visiting EU member states to provide services” from visa requirements was being evaluated by the EU Commission and member states. "Turkey should also decide on the public institution to determine the people that will go to the EU for business purposes," he added.