TRNC News Today 30th April 2015 – Handing over and oath-taking ceremony today

TRNC News Today 30th April 2015

Handing over and oath-taking ceremony is today

Mustafa Akinci who was elected at the second round of the election Mustafa and Meral Akinciwill start his duty officially after the handing over ceremony which will be held at the Presidency today (30th April).

The oath-taking ceremony will start at 16:00 at the Assembly; and the handing over ceremony will start at 17:30 at the Presidency.

The new President Mustafa Akıncı and his wife Meral Akıncı will give a reception open to the public and accept greetings at 20:30.

Schulz and Lidington congratulates Akıncı

President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz and Minister for Europe David Lidington congratulated Akıncı on his election to the Presidency and they gave warm wishes to him.

According to the written statement from the Press Office, Mustafa Akıncı, Schulz and Lidington stated that the result of the election brings new hope to them which creates a window of opportunity for contribution to the future of Cyprus and they also expressed that they will continue their friendly and constructive cooperation in the following process.

Mustafa Akıncı pointed out that the Turkish Cypriot community tends towards Europe and they have already been European individually due to the result of the referendum ten years ago even if they cannot take place within the European institutions socially.

Akıncı added that he will pull out all the stops for the Turkish Cypriot community in order to take its place within the European institutions in the future and to reach a fair, permanent and comprehensive solution based on equality. Akıncı also stated that constructive dialogue which will be established between Europe and the Turkish Cypriot side will contribute to the process.

UBP Congress for Constitution on 6 June, Ordinary Meeting on 31 October

National Unity Party Assembly decided to hold a huseyin ozgurgun-2congress for party constitution on 6 June and to hold an Ordinary meeting on 31 October 2015.

Following their meeting held yesterday, the National Unity Party Assembly gave full authorization to the leader of the National Unity Party – Hüseyin Özgürgün to provide discipline within the party.

Warning to Greek Cypriot Administration from Council of Europe

The Council of Europe’s Group of States against corruption (GRECO) GRECOwith its report issued yesterday warned the Greek Cypriot Administration for not struggling in an effective way against corruption.

It was stated in the report that the Greek Cypriot Administration did not obey the proposals made in 2011 regarding struggling against corruption. GRECO in its report stated: “Greek Cypriot side fulfilled only 2 of 8 proposals made in 2011”. The report which consisted of 13 pages, especially criticized political party finance as not being transparent enough and stressed the fact that draft law which includes the articles such as “ identities of those who provide finance to political parties should be clear, all donations should be recorded” have not been approved yet.

Furthermore, it was stated in the report that the legal frame has not been well provided regarding corruption therefore the necessary arrangements should be made without losing any further time.

Source: TRNC Public Information Office –

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