Cyprus will set up a General Secretariat on European Affairs aiming to improve coordination of the Republic of Cyprus authorities on EU matters and the country’s participation in the EU.
CNA has learned that the decision is expected to be taken within the next few weeks by the Council of Ministers.
The Secretariat will comprise four Directories. The first one will deal with issues of COREPER I, the second with issues of COREPER II, the third with issues of the European Council and the fourth with issues related to strategic planning.
The Secretariat will promote the horizontal coordination on EU issues, will improve the positions of the Republic of Cyprus tabled before the EU, will promote better coordination with Cypriot MEPs and support Cypriot candidacies for EU institutions` posts.