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16 December, 2002
Prime Minister Costas Simitis has public support for the way he handled Cyprus' entry into the European Union at a summit of the 15-nation bloc in Copenhagen last week, according to an opinion poll released on Sunday.
Commissioned by the Sunday Vima newspaper, the poll was conducted in Athens, Cyprus, Istanbul, London and the Turkish-occupied territories in Cyprus by Kappa Research on Friday evening after approval of Cyprus' EU entry had been announced.
The telephone survey in three languages showed that 61.8 percent of respondents in Athens saw Simitis' handling as very positive; 85.6 percent in Cyprus; 56.5 percent in Istanbul; 57.1 percent in the Turkish-occupied territories; and 16.1 percent in London.
Source: Athens News Agency