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Cyprus signs EU Accession Treaty
2003-04-16 12:04:26

by Maria Koniotou-- Athens, Apr 16 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos and Foreign Minister George Iacovou signed here today the Treaty of Accession to the European Union.

The Protocol for Cyprus attached to the Treaty ''provides for the suspension of the application of the acquis communautaire in those areas of the Republic where the government of the Republic does not exercise effective control.''

Cyprus, together with nine other countries, will be a fully-fledged EU member on 1 May 2004. |

CNA/KN/EC/GP/2003
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
16/04/2003

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