The message that T/k are citizens of the Republic of Cyprus, an EU member state, internationally recognized was sent by the President of the Republic
In his statements on Friday afternoon, attending an event organized by the Office of the European Parliament in Cyprusfor the account of his actions for 2023 and asked to state what is the message that the Government wants to send to the T/c with the announcement of the package of measures, the President of the Republic emphasized that the T/c are citizens of the Republic of Cyprus and that the Government shows in practice that the Republic of Cyprus is an internationally recognized EU member state and not a pseudo-state.
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Asked to clarify the measure regarding the examination of pending applications for the granting of Cypriot citizenship, the President of the Republic explained that in 2007, during the administration of Tassos Papadopoulos, the Council of Ministers set 5 criteria for the examination of applications for the granting of Cypriot citizenship and the examination of them ceased, as he said. And he added that as part of the package of measures announced today, the applications will begin to be examined., of the laws, the regulations of the CD and the European acquis, decisions will be made”, he emphasized.
In a journalist's observation that business and trade union organizations are reacting to the measure to expand the list of products in the framework of the Green Line Regulation, President Christodoulidis said that “there is absolutely no reaction”, indicating that he is in contact with both the KEBE and the OEB.
“They know before the publication, I had contacts with them and what was announced is in consultation with them” he noted.
In response to a journalist's remark that on the part of SEC it was reported today that unfair competition is being created with the Green Line Regulation, the The President commented that although the list of the specific six products has not yet been published, unfair competition is created in some cases. “Unfair competition is created in some of the cases, yes, with the Regulation that was agreed by the KD in 2004,” he said.