REPORT
By Ovunc Kutlu & Gulbin Yildirim
Brussels Letter, week beginning Oct. 3

- Brussels conference on Afghanistan

On Oct. 4-5, the European Union and the government of Afghanistan will co-host the Brussels Conference on Afghanistan. This conference will gather up to 70 countries, including Turkey, and 20 international organizations and agencies to provide a platform for the Afghan government to set out its vision and track record on reform.

Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, High Representative Federica Mogherini and European Commissioner for Development Cooperation Neven Mimica will represent the European Union. President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah Abdullah will represent Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu will represent Turkey.

- UN climate change agreement

 This week the European Parliament plenary session will take place in Strasbourg. Parliament will vote on the UN Climate Change agreement struck in Paris last year and give its consent to the agreement on Tuesday.

- Greek economy

Parliament will also hold a debate with Commissioner Pierre Moscovici on Tuesday about the state of Greece's economic adjustment program, its impact and the prospects for future negotiations between Greece and its creditors.

- Mobile roaming charges

The proposed "fair use" safeguards to prevent mobile phone users from taking unfair advantage of EU rules on zero roaming charges will be debated in plenary on Tuesday.

- Turkish economy minister’s Brussels visit

Turkey’s Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi will visit Brussels on Thursday and Friday. He is expected to meet with several European Commissioners.

03 Oct,2016

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