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Press Release - "The Cyprus Presidency leaves its legacy with the political agreement on the Unitary Patent System"
06.12.2012, 19:51 (CET)
The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Demetris Chistofias, met today with the Council of the Presidents of the Federation of Employers and Industrialists of Member States of the EU and candidate countries (BUSINESSEUROPE), which convenes every six months in the country that holds the rotating Presidency of the EU.

The President and the members of BUSINESSEUROPE exchanged views on the economic crisis in Europe, especially in the Eurozone, as well as on the prospects for reaching an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 in the upcoming months. 

President Christofias expressed his full support to the efforts of the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy, on the issue of reaching an agreement on the Multiannual Financial Framework.

On their part, the members of BUSINESSEUROPE expressed their satisfaction with the way that the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council has handled the issues on its agenda, noting that the Cyprus Presidency has left its legacy, since during its Presidency it achieved a political agreement on the Unitary Patent System, an issue that had been pending for over 30 years.

The European Parliament is expected to vote on the Unitary Patent System during its upcoming December plenary session next week.

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Riana Magidou

Press Office of the President of the Republic

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