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Johannes Hahn quotes
Political leaders must know that the actions we have seen recently put the EuroAtlantic future of their country seriously at risk. Democracy means compromise and serving the citizens. I call upon all political parties to get back to the negotiating table and work for reforms.
Today's actions of President (Gjorge) Ivanov are not in line with my understanding of rule of law. In light of these developments, I have serious doubts if credible elections are still possible.
On the other hand, one can notice a positive track record in the economic development so, like often, the picture is a mixed one.
The Commission hopes to see an end to the escalating violence in Turkey and the return to negotiations on a lasting solution on the Kurdish issue.
In the past year, significant shortcomings affected the independence of the judiciary as well as freedom of assembly and freedom of expression, in particular as regards increased pressure and intimidation of journalists.
No one wants to risk their money unless they can depend on the independence of the judiciary.
It will be further important to accept all the recommendations being given by the European Commission when it comes to the independence of the judiciary.
There are still some obstacles for the moment not to invest and these obstacles are mainly related to bureaucratic problems, also in the area of taxation there is some unclear information, the long duration of court cases.