Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Stefan Fule anti-Cyprus Foul at the European Union
See also the follow-up to this item on this blog, here
News Broadcasts in English and Greek on 26th March 2010 from the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation report the EU's Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule being accused in no uncertain terms of perpetrating a 'Foul' during a press conference during the 26th March EU Leader's summit by Cyprus President Demetris Christofias. The world's press certainly did not cover the story at all. The Cyprus President reported that neither EU Commission President Barosso, nor the current Spanish Presidency of the EU were aware of the actions of the Enlargement Commissioner. Cyprus Foreign Minister Kyprianou, who had had a meeting with Commissioner Fule earlier in the week had also not been informed of the Commissioner's intention which he was apparently intending to make to one of the subcommittees of the European Parliament which could bring the matter of direct trade with 'northern' Cyprus to a vote in the full Parliament.
Party spokespersons provide their reactions.
News in Greek from Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation on 27th March 2010 and News in Turkish reports the same story. Cyprus Euro-MPs, and political party spokesman are interviewed on the matter. EU's Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fule was accused in no uncertain terms of perpetrating a 'Foul' during a press conference during the 26th March EU Leader's summit by Cyprus President Demetris Christofias.