In his intervention, the MEP underlined the necessecity for Turkey to continue the reform process. "Today, more than ever, the essential freedoms, freedom of speech and the rights of minorities should be an absolute priority". "Police raids and arrests of journalists and media representatives that occurred in Turkey are incompatible with freedom of the press, which is a fundamental principle of democracy. I do not need to remind you that for accession process to progress, each and every candidate must fully respect fundamental rights, part of the Copenhangen Criteria. So if Turkey wants to show tangible results in the accession process, the couterproductive attitude must be abandoned".
Press Release - "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is a state that does not meet the criteria and unfortunately this year's progress report overlooks this fact". Thus spoke Miltos Kyrkos, head of To Potami parliamentary group, in his plenary speech during the discussion on FYROM's progress report.
Press Release - "If decisions on foreign policy lead to collateral economic losses, we should find a way to compensate". Thus spoke Miltos Kyrkos, head of To Potami parliamentary group, in his plenary speech during the debate on the impact of russian restrictions on international road transport.