Merkel (Germany) and Borissov (Bulgaria) block EU sanctions against Turkey at the summit.

Merkel (Germany) and Borissov (Bulgaria) block EU sanctions against Turkey at the summit.

Merkel (Germany) and Borissov (Bulgaria) block EU sanctions against Turkey at the summit.

Most Greek media reported on Friday that the EU leaders’ decisions on Turkey (a slap on the wrist) will have zero added value and predicted that Erdoğan will be even more aggressive in light of Europe’s mild steps.
“No sanctions against Turkey, Erdoğan’s victory in the EU”, was one headline.

* The V4 Report generally thinks Borissov is very solid in many areas but just disagree with him on this issue.
However, Merkel is hopeless on just about every issue and we are counting the days until her departure. The entire bloc seems so dependent on her; maybe the EU will not be able to survive without her ‘guidance’. 👍
– Austria, which has its own Turk problem, is definitely the most ardent and consistent for sanctions and ending EU accession talks with Turkey, while France is also for the sanctions, although sources said it has toned down its rhetoric.

– Other countries such as Spain, Italy, Malta and Hungary were also against the sanctions, but did not express it openly, the sources added.

** The V4 Report called for sanctions on Turkey as far back as January 2016. 👇
https://www.euractiv.com/section/global-europe/news/merkel-and-borissov-blocked-eu-sanctions-against-turkey-at-summit-sources/?fbclid=IwAR0nz9lD9Tu1T15ucxGSau-OZE1DpqF8qWScrXPduYX6jwavCk-3EXhp8d0