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The Lisbon Treaty has a special article for neighbourhood agreements in Art. 8 TEU. It could be offered for Turkey instead of a the full membership now under negotiations.
Partnership agreements and co-operation agreements are considered to be extended common trade agreements.
- Europe agreements has been designed for countries likely to become future members of the EU.
- Association agreements are signed with those countries that have no immediate prospect of becoming EU member.
- Europe and Association agreements need the consent of the European Parliament.
See also Agreements with other countries.