Cyprus President signs law ratifying EU Constitutional Treaty
Nicosia, Jul 4 (CNA) -- Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos has signed the law ratifying the EU Constitutional Treaty, approved last week by the Cyprus House of Representatives.
Government Spokesman Kypros Chrysostomides said President Papadopoulos has already sent letters to all EU heads of states and governments and to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, European Parliament President Josep Borrell and EU High Commissioner for Common Foreign Policy and Security Policy Xavier Solana.
Asked about the content of Papadopoulos' letter, Chrysostomides said that this letter determines Cyprus' position as regards the Constitutional Treaty and ''reaffirms our policy to promote EU integration.''
Asked if Papadopoulos replies by this letter to a letter sent earlier by Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat to EU heads of states and governments, except Papadopoulos, regarding the European Constitutional Treaty, Chrysostomides said he did not think it is necessary for someone to reply to Talat's letter, which includes allegations submitted to the EU since 1972 and have been rejected many times by the EU.
Asked if Cyprus will participate to the initiative of EU institutions for dialogue among the peoples of the EU member states for deepening democracy, Chrysostomides said ''Cyprus participates and wants to participate in the whole effort for a broad dialogue with the society which actually is a characteristic of a more democratic EU.''