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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 12-12-13

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From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


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  • [01] Barroso welcomes "exceptionally important" deal on SSM reached

    under the Cyprus EU Presidency

  • [02] Britain supports the opening of new chapters in EU accession

    negotiations with Turkey


  • [01] Barroso welcomes "exceptionally important" deal on SSM reached under the Cyprus EU Presidency

    The President of the European Commission has welcomed the "exceptionally important" agreement reached by the Council - under the guidance of the Cyprus EU Presidency - on the establishment of a Single Supervisory Mechanism.

    "On behalf of the European Commission, I warmly welcome this exceptionally important agreement on the Single Supervisory Mechanism reached by the Council , Barroso said Thursday in a written statement.

    He added that based on the proposal tabled by the Commission on 12 September, this is a crucial and very substantive step towards completion of the banking union and a timely step forward in the integration of financial supervision for the euro area and for the other Member States which the Commission hopes will also participate.

    [02] Britain supports the opening of new chapters in EU accession negotiations with Turkey

    The UK supports the opening of a new chapter in the framework of the EU accession negotiations with Turkey during the forthcoming Irish EU Presidency British Minister for Europe David Lidington has said.

    Speaking during a press conference for European journalists following his participation in the General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on 11 December, Lidington said the UK remains committed to Turkey's EU membership.

    "We strongly believe that this would contribute to Europe's prosperity and security, and the EU remains the strongest lever for reform in Turkey. We are focused on making real progress on the accession process in 2013 and we fully support the Irish Presidency in their desire to open a new acquis Chapter during their Presidency," he added.


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