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CRAG E-Alert - 8 December 2004

Dear Friends & Supporters:


On 17 December 2004, the EU Council of Ministers convene to consider whether they agree to set a date for opening accession talks with Turkey.

They will also examine the recommendation of the Commission on Turkey's progress towards accession that was prepared by the Christian Democrat Dutchman Camiel Eurlings.

For more information, and details, you can log on


Meanwhile, an article by Lisbeth Kirk in the EU Observer on 7/12/04 that was distributed by the Brussels-based Armenian Assembly of Europe, focuses on some new EU concerns.

The article can be found on OR directly (if it works) on


You can also read two articles on the EU & Turkey written by Dr Harry Hagopian. They are entitled (i) Dreaming West, Moving East & (ii) Turkey: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.

They can be accessed on both the CRAG or ACCC websites at &


The CRAG-facilitated Committee for the 90th Anniversary Commemorations is continuing its weekly meetings in order to come up with a list of events that will be suggested / initiated for 2005.

This CRAG d-Base will share the list with you when it becomes available - possibly in early 2005.


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