Essays on Social Implications of Turkey Joining EU Case Study

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The paper 'Social Implications of Turkey Joining EU" is a good example of a politics case study. One of the hottest topics of the century is Turkey joining the EU. Inner forces like resistance from existing EU alliances are keeping Turkey at length, hence, preventing its alliance with the EU. It’ s been two and a half decades since Turkey has filed an application to join the EU, the matter is still as cold as ice. No reaction or response has been observed against this application but mere negativity and raged resistance from existing alliances, especially Germany. New on the forum is that after eighteen years of the first application, it has been now allowed and welcomed to formal negotiations with the panel, on becoming a member.

Arkin (2006, pp. 57-179) explains that the whirling situation emerged when Austria (another existing member) vacated its demand that Turkey should be offered an option a little short of full membership. This is one of the possibilities that were being and possibly be offered but Turkey unequivocally rejected this. Although President of European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso has directed that Turkey's entry into the EU not going to be "guaranteed or automatic either". In amassing the membership talks with Turkey, the Austrian government has been behaving like what any rational person might call being “ outrageous” .

For a country, allied with the EU, to be using its position to endanger the political or economic future of an aspirant country is extremely inexcusable. This has been the actual scene at the backend which is being practiced by both Austria and Germany. Germany has been reported to give really strong and challenging statements about this issue.

German statements that stalwartly oppose and contend Turkey's EU Membership include are; Angela Merkel (CDU), German chancellor, on May 11, 2009, said about Turkey that there should not be a membership but a privileged partnership. Before that, in a symposium with the President of France, she said that “ Accepting Turkey to the EU is out of the question. " "Turkey's accession would overtax the EU, " said Wolfgang Schauble (CDU), German minister of finance. He has mentioned six rationales, on his website, against Turkey's EU concurrence.  


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