ENC Analysis – One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Legal Arguments on the Visa-Travel of Turkish Citizens to the EU

The European Neighbourhood Council releases its new analysis entitled “One Step Forward and Two Steps Back: Legal Arguments on the Visa-Travel of Turkish Citizens to the EU”.

This ENC analysis was written by Dr. A. Asli Bilgin (Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law in Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey) and Dr. Pierluigi Simone (lawyer and Adjunct Professor of International and European Union Law at the Department of Law, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”). In this paper, they examine whether visa–free travel for Turkish citizens is an already-acquired right stemming from the EU–Turkey Association Law or would be a favor given by the EU in exchange for signing the Readmission Agreement, via the interpretation of Article 41 (1) of the AP and Article 13 of ACD 1/80, in light of the case–law of the CJEU.

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The full analysis is available in the PDF version below.

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