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FULYA ÖZERKAN ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Monday, November 15, 2010 The opposition party’s Brussels representative dispatches an 18-page report to party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, briefing him about the EU executive’s annual document on the country’s progress in membership negotiations. The CHP report proposes a national reconciliation committee be established like the one in Croatia,… » read more

CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu spoke to NTV, one of Turkey’s premier private news channels. Kilicdaroglu announced that in Wednesday’s party caucus meeting he’ll be consulting members on the make-up of the Central Administrative Committee, CHP’s top decision making body. Kilicdaroglu was also asked his reply to PM Erdogan’s comments that “He’ll get used to politics”.… » read more

The Council of Europe / Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) and the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC) in partnership with the Football Federation of “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and the Macedonian Center for Culture and Development will hold a regional conference on promoting intercultural dialogue in Skopje on 14… » read more

6th September, MEPs call on the European Commission to prioritise grassroots sports for the first EU sports programme. To highlight the importance of sport as the key policy areas and the educational role of sport, they tabled a “Written declaration on increased European Union support for grassroots sports”. To be downloaded here More information

Play the Game 2011 will run from 3 to 6 October 2011 and is expected to gather around 300 leading media professionals, academics and practitioners in debates about some of the most vital challenges to modern sport: doping, corruption, match fixing and the declining participation in sport and physical activity, just to mention a few.… » read more

Kader Sevinç Our world is living through difficult times. The global financial system, the use of natural resources and the consumption society as we have known for several decades are no longer sustainable. These problems coincide with political crises and unsolved poverty dilemmas around the world. The world truly needs that the actual transitions in… » read more

Two Meetings in Brussels : Suspicions Raised Regarding the Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Article (Excerpt) By Kader Sevinç, CHP EU Representative Strategic Thinking Review Undoubtedly, the political and economic developments in the EU member states are immediately echoed in Brussels. Domestic political discussions in the European countries regarding Turkey’s accession to the EU have recently… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

Turkey has recently discussed the draft constitutional amendment package prepared by the ruling party, AKP, without integrating all the parties in the Parliament in the process. As the main opposition party, the CHP has supported for long the idea of changing the constitution with the aim of further enhancement of Turkish democracy, and shared continuously… » read more

RIZA TÜRMEN (Former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe – Strasbourg) Milliyet – February 22, 2010 The arrest of Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor İlhan Cihaner has indicated dangerous dimensions of polarization in Turkey. We cannot agree on even the most basic fundamentals such as “democracy,” “independence of judiciary,” and “separation… » read more

The public consultation based on the online questionnaire and the written contributions served as an important source of information to identify areas that can be considered as representing key challenges for sport in Europe from a stakeholder perspective, and mostly the following: – Availability of sport and physical activity at all levels of education; –… » read more

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