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Press Release Regarding The Enlargement Strategy Paper Published Today By The European Commission , 05.11.2008

The eleventh Regular Report on Turkey, published annually since 1998, and the Enlargement Strategy Paper outlining expectations regarding the future, have been published today by the European Commission.

The European Commission prepares similar reports on candidate and negotiating countries on an annual basis. These reports only include adopted legislation and implemented measures. They do not take into account legislation or measures under preparation. References to shortcomings, as well as to areas that require improvement, are in line with the mandate of the Commission in its preparation of progress reports. As such, shortcomings in legislation and implementation will continue to be included in future reports on Turkey until we become a full member.