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Cyprus' measures for the rule of law were presented in Brussels by the Foreign Minister

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    Mr. Kombos presented the situation in Cyprus following the European Commission Report on Cyprus for 2023

    The state of affairs in Cyprus in relation tothe rule of law and the measures that have been implemented were mentioned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Konstantinos Kombos, in the context of a related discussion at the EU General Affairs Council, which took place on Tuesday in Brussels.

    The debate took place as part of the annual dialogue on the rule of law in EU member states, which takes place in groups in separate General Affairs Councils over the course of the year. Apart from Cyprus, today's discussion focused on the situation in Latvia, Lithuania and Luxembourg.

    According to an official announcement, in the context of the annual dialogue on the rule of law and after the relevant presentation by the relevant vice-president of the Commission, Vera Jourova, Mr. Kombos presented the situation in Cyprus following the European Commission's Report on Cyprus for 2023.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs spoke of “significant progress that has been achieved in all areas, as well as the measures taken by the Republic to implement the Commission's recommendations”.

    According to the announcement, Ms. Jourova and the other member states “expressed satisfaction for the important steps taken Cyprus to improve the rule of law, especially in the areas of the administration of justice and the institutional framework to deal with corruption” and stressed the importance of continuing the reforms.

    On the agendathe meeting also included the Article 7 process for the rule of law in Poland following the Commission's proposal to close the process following the recent developments in the country. Ministers also discussed EU relations – of the United Kingdom, as well as the preparations for the next European Council summit, which will take place after the European elections, on 27 and 28 June.

    During the discussion on the preparation of the European Council, Ministers exchanged views on the draft conclusions, emphasizing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the 14th package of sanctions against Russia, security and defense issues, the development of capital markets at the national level, the adoption of the Strategic Agenda 2024 – 2029, as well as the future of Europe based document of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

    As it is added, before the start of the work of the Council, the Ministers had an informal working breakfast, with the Deputy Prime Minister of Moldova, Cristina Gerasimov.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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