Viewing cable 06MADRID1908
Title: SPAIN: GOS POSITION ON PHARE ASSISTANCE TO TURKISH

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06MADRID19082006-07-27 15:17:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Madrid
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 001908 
 
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EUR/ERA FOR JOHN ROBINSON 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/27/2016 
TAGS: PREL EAID LH EUN CY SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN: GOS POSITION ON PHARE ASSISTANCE TO TURKISH 
CYPRIOTS 
 
REF: STATE 115693 
 
Classified By: Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Kathy Fitzpatrick for rea 
sons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (U)   Poloff delivered reftel demarche to GOS European 
Correspondent Carlos Fernandez Arias on July 18 and Jose Luis 
Pardo, an official in the Subdirectorate General for General 
Affairs, on July 27. 
 
¶2. (C)   Fernandez Arias told Poloff that the Cyprus 
reintegration is coming to a head and represents a very 
delicate problem for the EU and Turkey.  However, he deferred 
to the Subdirectorate of General Affairs on the specifics of 
the vote.  Pardo told Emboff that Spain's July 2 abstention 
was a technical abstention because Cyprus requested to 
postpone the vote.  Nevertheless, he said that Spain will 
vote in favor of the disbursement of funds as soon as 
possible.  He did not expect that the issue could be 
addressed before September due to the impending August 
vacation season in Europe.  Poloff underscored USG's concern 
that this might not allow for all the funds to be disbursed 
before the end of the calendar year.  Pardo said it was his 
understanding that it would still be possible, but he noted 
that Cyprus is tied into several other issues at present, 
most notably Turkey's admission and the evacuation of Lebanon. 
 
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