In the framework of the latest developments on the process leading to a solution to the Cyprus issue, the Chairman of the EPP-ED Group in the European Parliament, Hans-Gert Poettering, strongly supports the following statement jointly made by the European People’s Party (EPP) and the EPP students organisation, European Democrat Students (EDS):
„The EPP and the EDS support the new initiative of the Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Anan, for a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem and urge all parties concerned to work for a just, viable and sustainable solution before 1 May 2004, based on the principles and values of the European Union.
In this regard the EPP will follow closely the developments and requests that the European Union actively participates in this process assisting both parties to ensure that the solution will be compatible with the European acquis.“
For further information please contact:
EPP-ED Press Office, Eva Mitsopoulou, Tel. +32 475 751574