VIENNA, Aug. 7 (Xinhua) — Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said he doesn't favor the "new chapters" of EU-Turkey negotiation in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kurier.
"I have a seat and vote in the (EU) foreign ministers' council, there it is about whether new negotiating chapters with Turkey is to be open. And I'm against it," Kurz said in the interview.
The Austrian foreign minister means he might veto the unanimous agreement required by the council, according to the report.
Turkish accession to the EU has been a topic for years with little progress made.
Kurz said the requirement for accession talks has not been met and the criteria for visa liberalization would not be fulfilled by Turkey.
According to a deal reached with EU earlier this year, Turkey would stop illegal migration to Europe through its corridor, in return for EU's financial aid.