European Parliament approves Cyprus' accession
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.|
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY