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    Η &Epsilon ;υρoπη και οι χρηματοδοτorσεις α&nu ;αδεικνyουν τις ρλζες μας, ελπε ο Μ . Σχοινàς

    Monuments in Larnaca visited by the Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas

    Tour of the Vice-President of the European Commission in Zouchuri Square in Larnaca

    Europe and funding highlight our roots and secure our national origins, said today Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas during his tour of Zouchouri Squarein Larnaka.

    In his statements, Margaritis Schinas mentioned that “on this my fourth visit to Cyprus during my term of office, I also wanted to get to know the very important work that has been done in Larnaca, the restoration of historical monuments with community funding because culture is part of my portfolio”.

    “I want to congratulate the Mayor and the team for very impressive work,” he said.

    At the same time, he wished “that Larnaca succeeds in being the European Capital of Culture for 2030″ said that “we will help as much as we can in this effort” and expressed “congratulations to those responsible “.

    In response to a question about the funding of the EU, Mr. Schinas said that “as is the system in Cyprus, we also have the traditional Cohesion Fund but also resources for the Turkish Cypriot Community, after many restorations were financed. The result is that the European taxpayer supports and highlights our roots”, he said.

    He also noted that “as we get closer to the European elections and the Europhobic and extreme voices of some who want to convince us that Europe is destroying our roots, I invite them to come and see in Larnaca, that Europe and funding highlight our roots, secure our national origins”.

    Η Ευρoπη και οι χ ρηματοδοτorσεις αναδεικνyουν τ ις ρλζες μας, ελπε ο Μ. Σχοινας

    OGreek Cypriot Co-Chairman of the Technical Committee for the Cultural Heritage of Sotos Ktoris expressed his “gratitude to the European Commission for the unwavering support and generous support which in the last 15 years has allowed more than 140 monuments to be preserved throughout the territory of the island “.

    “This is an effort that does not simply contribute to the rescue of the monuments bequeathed to us by history”, he noted.

    Mr. Ktoris also underlined the “decisive role that the European Union plays in Cyprus through the support it provides us, in promoting conditions of peace and reconciliation between the communities of the island”.

    On the part of Larnaca Mayor Andreas Vyras expressed his satisfaction for the presence in the city of the Vice President of the European Commission. “We want to express our satisfaction for the support because without these funds it would be impossible to improve the quality of life of our fellow citizens, to beautify and change our city,” he said. He added that “in recent years as Larnaca we have received more than 70 million euros for important projects and projects with which we have solved important daily problems of the city, such as flooding”.

    He also mentioned that “without these funds Larnaca would continue to be plagued by the major problem of flooding. Several projects have also been carried out which have strengthened the culture and economy of our city”.

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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