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EU welcomes Turkey's decision to sign adaptation protocol
2004-12-17 11:32:36

Brussels, Dec 17 (CNA) -- Full text of Paragraph 19 of the final Presidency Conclusions: The European Council welcomed Turkey's decision to sign the Protocol regarding the adaptation of the Ankara Agreement, taking account of the accession of the ten new Member States. In this light, it welcomed the declaration of Turkey that ''the Turkish Government confirms that it is ready to sign the Protocol on the adaptation of the Ankara Agreement prior to the actual start of the accession negotiations and after reaching agreement on and finalising the adaptations which are necessary in view of the current membership of the European Union.''

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