Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Turkey debate keeps EU divided

Austria insists privileged partnership must be on table

Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel reiterated skepticism over Turkey's full membership in the European Union and said Ankara must be offered an alternative to membership.

“Of course, membership cannot be ruled out in the long term, but I believe that due to Turkey's (lack of) suitability and the EU's limited capacity to take in new members, there must be an alternative to full membership,” the Austrian chancellor said in an interview with German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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