Implications for Justice and Home Affairs area of accession of Turkey to EU

11 March 2011

Tuesday 15 March 2011 at 11.30 am
Thatcher Room, Portcullis House

Purpose of session:
This is the third session of the Committee’s inquiry.

At 11.30 a.m.
• General Ilkka Laitinen, Executive Director, Frontex

The Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

“Turkey’s admission to the EU will make it the second largest Member State, with a population of over 70 million. It is essential that all of the lessons of previous enlargements are learnt before and not after it becomes a member. The Committee looks forward to examining in detail the issues that are of concern to the public, including migration, people trafficking and drugs trafficking. We are particularly concerned about reports of illegal immigration flooding over the Greek-Turkish border.”

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