Greek Cypriot leader Nikos Christodoulides begins his contacts in Brussels this week, aiming among other things to promote his proposal for a more active involvement of the European Union in the Cyprus issue.
Greek Cypriot Government spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis told the Cyprus News Agency that meetings would take place between President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen. These have already been scheduled.
At the same time, as the spokesman said, Christodoulides would hold meetings on the sidelines of the European Council with French President Emmanuel Macron and the Prime Minister of Sweden Ulf Kristersson who holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU this semester. A meeting is also expected to be arranged with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
On the morning of March 23, and ahead of the European Council Summit, Christodoulides will have the opportunity to present his proposal for a more active EU involvement in an effort to lift the impasse in the Cyprus issue in line with UN parameters, before the leaders of the European People’s Party (EPP).
There has already been a telephone conversation with EPP President Manfred Weber and it was agreed that Christodoulides would take the floor to detail his proposal before the Summit of the EPP, the largest political group of the European Parliament, Letymbiotis said.