Schinas: EU Commission fully supports the negotiations on the Cyprus issue in Mont Pelerin

The European Commission fully supports the negotiations on the Cyprus issue that start on Monday in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, its spokesman Margaritis Schinas said.

The negotiations will take place between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci.

“The European Commission supports the negotiations at political and technical level and welcomes the progress and the efforts made within that framework,” Schinas said.

Referring to the negotiations in Switzerland, he said that the Commission is “ready” to practically contribute to the discussions if need be.

Asked on the developments in Turkey, Schinas said that the College of Commissioners will convene on Wednesday to adopt the annual reports of the Commission for EU enlargement, including the one concerning Turkey.