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World No-Tobacco Day 2021

Statement from TEPAV Tobacco Control Policy Research Team 31/05/2021 -   World No-Tobacco Day has been with us every year on May 31st since 1987. Established by the World Health Organization (WHO), the day is a reminder of the global battle against tobacco addiction. There are 1 billion daily tobacco users across the world and over 15 million of them are in Turkey. Annually, 8 million preventable deaths are associated with tobacco. With more accessible information on the harms of tobacco addiction than ever before, the continuation of this problem for humanity indicates the need for stronger state policies. Reports on the prevalence of tobacco use indicates an increase globally since the start of COVID-19 pandemic, for example the increase due to lockdown measures in New Zealand[i] and Italy[ii], [More]

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Özyeğin University hosts discussion on The European Green Deal and Turkey

TEPAV’s Program Director Güven Sak joins panel discussion, Tackling the Climate Crisis: The European Green Deal and Turkey 29/05/2021 -   On Wednesday, May 26th, 2021, Istanbul-based Özyeğin University’s Department of International Relations and the Delegation of the European Union to Turkey, co-organized and hosted a virtual discussion on Tackling the Climate Crisis: The European Green Deal and Turkey. Moderated by Özyeğin University Associate Professor Ebru Ertugal, the panel speakers for the event were the TEPAV’s Program Director, Güven Sak, and Head of Economic and Social Development of the European Union (EU) Delegation, Angel Gutierrez Hidalgo. In her opening remarks, Ertugal underlined that the Green Deal was indeed an ambitious project and reiterated the words of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, that this project is “Europe’s man [More]

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Green New deal in the West. What about the Rest?

The 7th edition of the Global Solutions Journal is released ahead of the 2021 Global Solutions Summit 27/05/2021 -   The Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) released its 7th edition of the Global Solutions Journal. Through ongoing exchanges and dialogue with the Think 20 (T20) engagement group, the GSI is a global collaboration which envisions, proposes, and evaluates policy responses to major problems addressed by the G20. This current edition was published under the 2021 Italian G20 Presidency at the 2021 Global Solutions Summit. The 7th edition of the journal tackled global policy challenges such as vaccine equity, climate change, and digital governance. Encompassing 35 articles covering the aforementioned areas, its contributors ranged from policymakers to academics representing leading research organizations from across the world. TEPAV’s Prog [More]

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South East Europe 2030 Strategy

South East Europe (SEE) 2030 Strategy consultation meetings organized by TEPAV and ELIAMEP were held online on 21 and 25 May. 27/05/2021 -   The Regional Stakeholders Seminars were held virtually on 21st and 25th of May with the initiative of the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) in order to enhance outreach to civil society and ensure their contribution to the RCC’s South East Europe (SEE) 2030 Strategy draft. Co-hosted by TEPAV and ELIAMEP, the purpose of the seminars was to develop regional policies and finalize the 2030 Strategy document prepared by the RCC, which is tasked with drafting a SEE 2030 Strategy using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) methodology. The two events brought together civil society organizations [More]

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European Union Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP) and Turkey Assessment

Evaluation Note / M. Coşkun Cangöz, Gülbin Şahinbeyoğlu, Taylan Kurt, Elif Yılmaz 22/05/2021 -     Following the 2008 global financial crises, the European Union (EU) implemented a number of regulations in order to strengthen the coordination between fiscal and monetary policies, monitor macroeconomic policies, and improve the oversight of these policies. As a result, in 2011, with the establishment of the monitoring mechanism, the Macroeconomic Imbalance Procedure (MIP), which contains threshold values of various magnitudes, was developed and the sustainability of internal and external balances began to be monitored. In the case of significant imbalances being detected by the MIP Scoreboard, the relevant country is expected to implement corrective measures within a certain period of time or else potentially face sanctions. [More]

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Joint position paper for Customs Union modernization The importance of updating the Customs Union was addressed by a joint initiative of TEPAV, AHK Turkey, TOBB, and the Bilateral European Chambers.
haber resmi 06/05/2021

    The joint "Customs Union Position Paper” for modernizing the said agreement was prepared by The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) and the German-Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK Turkey) with the support of the [More]

CDP Turkey hosts 11th Climate Change Conference TEPAV’s Güven Sak joins panel discussion, “The role of markets & public policies to reach net-zero”
haber resmi 03/04/2021

    The CDP Turkey’s 11th Climate Change Conference was held virtually on Wednesday March 31st, 2021. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) aims to disclose companies’ Green initiatives from across the world to investors in parallel to achieving th [More]

GMFUS panel discuses Migration Deal TEPAV Policy Analyst Omar Kadkoy joins GMFUS panel discussion, “Where Are We Five Years After The EU-Turkey Migration Deal?”
haber resmi 28/03/2021

    Five years ago, the EU and Turkey reached a controversial agreement tackling the issue of irregular migration flows over the Aegean. Envisioned as a joint coordination mechanism, the EU pledged 6 billion euros to Turkey to assist the millions [More]

EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue "EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue – EU Green Deal" meeting held on March 10-11, 2021, via virtual video conference.
haber resmi 28/03/2021

    A two-day virtual video conference, the “EU-Turkey High Level Business Dialogue,” initiated on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, between the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) and Vice President of the Associ [More]

TURKEY-EU RELATIONS BEFORE THE MARCH SUMMIT: THE WAY FORWARD? Policy Note / Nilgün Arısan Eralp, Senem Aydın Düzgit, Atila Eralp, E. Fuat Keyman, Çiğdem Nas
haber resmi 24/03/2021

    The tension in Turkey-EU relations subsided towards the end of 2020 with the Turkish government’s posit [More]

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