Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-07-30
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Tuesday, 30 July 2002
-  Peter Hain on Cyprus' EU accession negotiations
 Peter Hain on Cyprus' EU accession negotiations
"Cyprus has made good progress in its EU accession negotiations, having
opened 30 of the 31 negotiating chapters and provisionally closed 28", the
Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Peter Hain said,
replying to a written question by Kevin Brennan of the Labour Party,
submitted to the House of Commons on 23 July 2002.
Mr Hain added: "At Seville, the European Council set out its intention of
concluding negotiations with Cyprus along with nine other countries by the
end of this year, provided progress is maintained, and also reiterated that
the Helsinki conclusions formed the basis of the EU's position in respect
of the accession of Cyprus."
From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/