Hungary wants to see Turkey in EU, ambassador says

ANKARA – Hungary wants to see Turkey in the European Union, the Hungarian ambassador in Ankara said Thursday. But he noted, as well, that there are conditions for joining the EU. 

“Until we joined the EU, our Parliament organized legislation and adopted new laws each working day,” the ambassador, Janos Hovari said. He was speaking at the European Youth Forum in the eastern Turkish city of Erzurum about the need to harmonize national legislation with that of EU.

Turkey applied to accede European Economic Community, a predecessor of European Union in 1987, and in 1999 it was recognized as a full membership candidate. Turkey-EU negotiations started in 2005 and are still continuing.

“There are many consultations between the governments of EU member states, Hovari said adding that “there are discussions, there are disputes but the trend is positive.

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