EU, Turkey to open policy chapter on taxation in membership talks
Turkey and the European Union are set to start negotiations on Tuesday over a chapter on taxation policy as part of their talks aimed making the country the first Muslim member of the Union, Hurriyet reported.
The chapter on taxation would be eleventh of the 33 chapters or policy areas that a candidate country must conform to EU standards in order to become a full member.
Turkey has so far opened chapters on free movement of capital, company law, intellectual property law, information society and media, enterprise and industry policy, trans-European networks, consumer and health protection, statistics, financial control, and science and research.
The Swedish term presidency, which is scheduled to start on July 1, is expected to speed up Turkey's accession talks by opening three more chapters on social policy and employment, competition law, and environment.