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Bundestag chair sees no prospects for Armenia’s joining the EU

8 March 2013 11:46 (UTC+04:00)
Bundestag chair sees no prospects for Armenia’s joining the EU

Armenia has no realistic prospects for joining the European Union, chairman of the Bundestag Norbert Lammert said, News-Armenia reported.

"We appreciate our cooperation with Armenia, its progress towards integration with the EU must be developed, but I do not see any realistic prospects for its accession to the EU for many reasons,"

Lammert said on Thursday while delivering a lecture at the Yerevan State University.

While speaking about the EU's future, he touched on the EU's relations with Turkey.

"I can speak about Turkey which has already started negotiations on EU accession, however, I'm very skeptical about it," he said. The question arises: can or must this goal be achieved? There is no intelligible reason for EU expansion."

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