Europeans must put an end to guarantees and rights of intervention, ND’s Koumoutsakos says

“Our European partners must support the termination of outdated guarantees and rights of intervention,” main opposition New Democracy shadow foreign minister George Koumoutsakos on Wednesday said in an interview adding that the insistence on such outdated policy “would create a very negative precedent for the smaller EU member states.”

“There has been significant progress,” he said, referring to the course of the Cyprus negotiations, adding that “significant issues are still pending” and that “will be a pleasant surprise if they manage to bridge them in the coming days.”

In case there will be no agreement, Koumoutsakos estimated that “most parties do not wish to give the picture of an irrevocable deadlock,” but “to make positive steps and continue the process in the future.”

In conclusion, he said: “We support the negotiating effort by President Nicos Anastasiades. A solution is wanted, but “not whatever proposed solution can be accepted.” It must be ” viable and functional, a European solution according to the international law.”