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Commission says list of crossing points extended in Cyprus
2005-04-20 13:54:36

Nicosia, Apr 20 (CNA) - The European Commission has announced today that the list of crossing points where persons and goods may cross the ceasefire line on the island has been extended and it is now up to the two communities to agree on their actual opening.

According to a Commission press release, the two crossing points are Zodia, in the Nicosia District, and Ledra Street in the town of Nicosia.

''The relevant legislation has been amended for that purpose. It is now for the two communities to agree on the actual opening of new crossing points. This will allow the new measure to come into effect,'' the Commission says.

It adds that ''this measure will further facilitate the movement of persons and goods across the Green Line, inter alia, to further promote intra-island trade.''

''The EU-financed de-mining of the Zodia area is almost completed. This will allow the two sides to decide further on the practical arrangements of this crossing point,'' the Commission notes.

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