series of extremely important issues for the future of the EU will be finalised during Cyprus` EU Presidency, which will begin in July 2012, head of the European Commission`s Representation in Cyprus, Androulla Kaminara has stressed.

In an interview with the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), Kaminara said that the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of the EU would be of great importance for the country and the EU as well, as many issues, “maybe the most important ones of the decade“ will have to be finalised.

“I have to stress that during the Cypriot EU Presidency, a series of very important issues for the European future, which are maybe the most important ones of the decade, like the multiannual financial framework will have to be finalised“, she stressed.

Asked which will be the main European issues Cyprus will have to deal with during its EU Presidency, Kaminara said that the most important is the multiannual financial framework, adding that there is a proposal that in 2012 the EU policy on immigration is finalised as well as a package of measures for the single market.

Kaminara stressed that apart from the issues that are on the agenda, each EU Presidency is faced with unexpected issues which occur during its six monthly rotating presidency.

The full text of the interview can be found under “Special issues – Analyses”.

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