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European Parliament approves Cyprus' accession
2003-04-09 14:49:55

by Katerina Nicolaou-- Strasbourg, Apr 9 (CNA) -- The European Parliament approved today by an overwhelming majority the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the Union.

Euro MPs cast their vote on a report by the rapporteur on Cyprus for the island's accession as follows: of the 562 votes cast, 507 were in favour, 29 against and there were 26 abstentions.

Earlier the Parliament approved by 458 votes in favour, 68 against and 41 abstentions a report by Euro MP Elmar Broek on EU enlargement.|

CNA KN/MM/GP/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
09/04/2003

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