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EU active in Cyprus problem, Wallstrom's Spokesman says
2005-03-16 12:21:50

by Maria Antouna

Brussels, Mar 16 (CNA) - The European Union plays an active role in trying to solve the Cyprus problem but it is up to the communities concerned to make progress, Nikolaj Dowgielewicz, Spokesman of the Vice-President of the European Commission Margot Wallstrom, said.

''The European Union only has to have an assisting role. Cypriot people from both communities have to solve the problems themselves,'' he pointed out.

Dowgielewcz told CNA that Wallstrom, who is also the Commissioner for Institutional Relations and Communication Strategy, will visit Cyprus soon and will have talks with Cypriot President Tassos Papadopoulos and President of the House of Representatives Demetris Christofias.

Concerning the new European Constitution, Dowgielewicz said that written and other material will be sent to Cyprus so as to give information to Cypriots about its context.

''We will send material to our Representation in Cyprus, which will be able to provide a copy of the Constitution and leaflets in Greek to inform about the context of the Constitution,'' he concluded.

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