Commission asks Turkey to support Cyprus peace efforts
By Nicos Bellos --
Brussels, Mar 24 (CNA) ? The European Commission is asking Turkey to
soundly support efforts for a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus
problem, based on the UN framework.
The Commission position is expressed in a new proposal on the EU-Turkey relations to be adopted on Wednesday in Brussels as part of the order it received from the Copenhagen European Council.|
It is being accompanied by a recommendation by Enlargement Commissioner, Gunter Verheugen to grant Turkey 1.05 bil. Euro in financial assistance for the period 2004-2006.
The General Affairs Council will examine the proposal on 14 April in Luxembourg where a decision is expected to be taken, unless Turkey invades northern Iraq putting the European Union in a difficult spot since it is contrary to such action.
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY