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SpecialHouse session adopts EU harmonization laws
2003-09-26 18:01:52



Nicosia, Sep 19 (CNA) ? The Cyprus House of Representatives, in an extraordinary session, adopted here Friday forty laws and another forty regulations within the framework of the island's harmonization with the acquis communautaire.

General Secretary of the Environmentalist ? Ecologists Movement, George Perdikis abstained from the voting, expressing environmental concerns over the harmonization laws.

EU Harmonisation Coordinator Takis Hadjidemetriou who was present at the plenary session expressed his satisfaction and congratulated the deputies.

''I would like to express my warmest congratulations to the House of Representatives for the hard work required to present today a significant number of bills and regulations and adopt them almost unanimously,'' Hadjidemetriou said.

He paid special tribute to the efforts made by the House European Affairs and Environment committees in advancing the bills dealing with harmonization.

The passing of all these laws and regulations, Hadjidemetriou said, ?was very significant because they are linked to the implementation of the acquis communautaire and the progress report which Cyprus will submit to the European Union that will draft the final report on the island?s progress towards harmonisation?.

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