'Threats from Turkey should not be accepted' says Polish PM Tusk
THE EU should not accept any Turkish threats against the Republic of Cyprus, which will assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2012, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has stressed.
Speaking yesterday during a press conference with President Demetris Christofias in Nicosia, the Polish Prime Minister noted that the Republic of Cyprus would assume the EU presidency as a member state of the Union and will thus represent the whole Union.
"It is not possible to have any threat for the presidency and we do not accept, and I believe, the EU should not accept these threats,” Tusk said. "We hope that there will not be any move that will weaken Cyprus because we will perceive this as weakening of the EU.”
The Polish premier said he hoped the problem would be resolved soon through discussion. (...)