( Cihan ) - The EU Working Group on Enlargement and Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) are convening on Monday to discuss the number of chapters the union is to open for negotiation in Turkey's accession talks.
Chapters regarding fiscal control, statistics and economic and monetary policies are expected to be approved and presented at Tuesday's intergovernmental conference.
Current EU President Germany approves of the opening of three chapters while France opposes the opening of the chapter on economic and monetary policies. A French veto is sufficient for the chapter not to be opened for negotiations.
The economic and monetary policies chapter is significant as it includes the change of the Turkish currency, New Turkish Lira, into the Euro.
German Ambassador to Ankara Eckart Cuntz had said before that Germany aimed to open three chapters for negotiation with Turkey.
However, French President Nicolas Sarkozy seems not to have changed his mind on the membership of the EU-hopeful country.