Preparation of Cyprus for the EU Presidency 2012

After a broad meeting chaired by the Undersecretary to the President Mr Titos Christofides, which evaluated so far the work done for the Presidency, the Government Spokesman Mr Stephanos Stephanou stressed that the preparations for the EU Presidency of Cyprus, in the second half of 2012, are progressing very well.

Deputy Minister to the President for European Affairs Mr Andreas Mavroyiannis underlined that within the EU Presidency of Cyprus, fifteen Informal Councils of Ministers and 180 meetings at a lower level will be held in Cyprus.
He said that the meeting of the 27 European Leaders of State and Government could be held in Cyprus if requested. “In such a case we will deal with this issue, but for the moment no such meeting is scheduled to take place in Cyprus,” Mr Mavroyiannis said.

Mr Stephanou said that the great progress was achieved at all levels, at the level of infrastructure and coordination between the Ministries and other departments
so far in the work of preparation for the EU Cypriot Presidency. He indicated that Cyprus will be fully ready for the EU Presidency on July 1, 2012, and perform a successful EU Presidency, that will meet the aims set out by the Government and the targets set out by the Trio President (Poland, Denmark and Cyprus).

By Irina Lelina for Areti Charidemou & Associates LLC

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