08 April, 2004
The European Commission discussed latest developments on the issue of Cyprus during its regular weekly meeting on Wednesday on the occasion of the ratification of the draft regulation on adjusting terms for the accession of Cyprus to the European Union in the event of a political solution. The discussion was held with the participation of 11 out of a total of 20 EU commissioners.
According to EU sources, Greek Commissioner Stavros Dimas opposed the involvement of European officials in campaigning for the referenda on the approval of the Annan plan, pointing out that there would be negative consequences if it appeared that the Commission was taking a position since this would be interpreted as an undesirable involvement in the domestic political issues of Cyprus.
The same sources said that Dimas mentioned that the Cypriots should be allowed to take this decision with sobriety, seriousness and full consciousness of facts.
Source: Athens News Agency