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The “European Union Technical Legislation Implementation” seminar which was organised by the Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce (TCCC) in cooperation with Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs and the TRNC EU Coordination Centre was held.

In his speech the President of Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce Fikri Toros stated that the EU criteria, norms and implementations gained an importance not only in the north but also in the whole of Cyprus with the one-sided EU membership of the “Republic of Cyprus” and the suspension of the EU acquis until a solution in the north.

Mentioning that in the last 12 years, the EU Acquis Harmonization Work and the implementation of the legislation process could not gain an acceleration as they wished, Toros emphasized that the Greek Cypriot side had experience due to EU membership.

On the other hand; in her speech, İzge Arısal from the EU Coordination Centre  indicated that today intensive works have been started in order to put forward what should be done for increasing the competitiveness of the Cyprus Turkish economy in the “Federal Cyprus Economy” as well as in the EU single market.

In his turn the Director of Regional Policies of the Turkish Ministry for EU Affairs Kayhan Özüm stated that their mission is to direct the EU accession process of Turkey, to ensure the internal coordination between public institutions and to increase social responsibility.

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