Germany is Turkey’s largest trading partner. So many in Turkey find Berlin’s opposition to EU membership for Ankara hard to stomach. But as the Turkish economy continues to prosper, many are asking who needs the EU.
The German and Chinese cabinets have begun meeting in Berlin in their third round of consultations. Human rights issues will also be on the table, particularly the recent arrest of a German journalist in Beijing.
Nihad Latif Qoja, mayor of Irbil, criticizes Turkey's reluctance policy. He's calling on Ankara to grant the peshmerga fighters access to Kobani but worries Turkey could use the fight against IS to their advantage.
For the last 10 years European Union has been trying to hammer out a trade deal with the ACP - the African, Caribbean and Pacific group of states.
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have not ratified Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU will shortly lose their free EU market access. Namibia was one of the last to say it would sign up.
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