Viewing cable 06PRAGUE851
Title: CZECHS SUPPORT PHARE ASSISTANCE, BUT ONLY UNDER

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06PRAGUE8512006-07-25 15:05:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Prague
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RR RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHPG #0851 2061505
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R 251505Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7694
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L PRAGUE 000851 
 
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EUR/NCE FOR ERIC FICHTE 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/25/2016 
TAGS: PREL EAID LH EUN CY EZ
SUBJECT: CZECHS SUPPORT PHARE ASSISTANCE, BUT ONLY UNDER 
TERMS ACCEPTABLE TO CYPRUS 
 
REF: STATE 115693 
 
Classified By: Acting Political-Economic Counselor 
Karen C. Reider for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) Poloff discussed the Czech position on PHARE 
assistance for the Turkish Cypriot Community on July 25 with 
MFA Director of Southeast and Eastern Europe Department Tomas 
Szunyog, and MFA Director of Coordination and Institutions of 
EU Tomas Ulicny. Szunyog said the Czechs support the PHARE 
assistance plan in principle, and therefore, the MFA has 
consistently instructed the Czech mission in Brussels to 
support aid and development projects in Northern Cyprus. 
 
¶2. (C) However, the Czechs are also sensitive to the position 
of Cyprus, that PHARE assistance should not (1) be applied to 
property in Northern Cyprus claimed by Greek Cypriots (an 
estimated 85% of the land in the region), or (2) be used for 
projects not approved or facilitated by the government of 
Cyprus (such as funding a water project that duplicates 
facilities in Southern Cyprus). For this reason, Ulicny said 
the Czechs will only vote in favor of a plan approved by 
Cyprus. The Czechs are prepared to wait until Cyprus and the 
European Commission "clarify" the key issues of concern to 
Cyprus. Ulicny believed that progress is being made on this 
point, and that another vote could take place as early as 
September rather than October. 
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