Brussels – Restructuring the Turkey-EU Relationship
On 23 March ESI participated at the round-table "Restructuring the Turkey-EU Relationship" at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, which was co-organised by the Open Society Foundation. ESI analyst Katharina Knaus gave a presentation on the EU visa policy towards Turkey and the arguments ESI had presented in Ankara. On the panel on "Fundamental Rights, Justice and Home Affairs, and Visas" she was joined by Hakan Altinay, chairman, OSIAF Turkey, and Kemal Kirişci, executive board member, EDAM and fellow, German Marshall Fund.
Other speakers included Hugo Brady, Centre for European Reform, Can Buharali, EDAM, Neil Campbell, Open Society Institute Brussels, Heather Grabbe, Open Society Institute Brussels, Camille Grand, FRS, Charles Grant, Centre for European Reform, Eva Gross, Institute for European Studies, VUB, Bahadir Kaleagasi, TÜSİAD, Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Member of European Parliament, Stefan Lehne, Carnegie Europe, João Marques de Almeida, European Commission, Marc Pierini, European Commission, André Sapir, Bruegel & ULB, Jan Techau, Carnegie Europe, Sinan Ülgen, Carnegie Europe & EDAM, Ozgur Ünlühisarcıklı, German Marshall Fund Turkey, and Alexandros Yannis, European External Action Service.