Examination of Witness (Questions 280-283)|
17 NOVEMBER 2004
M. PIERRE MIREL
Q280 Mr Maples: On this trade regulation
that you are trying to put in place and which is at the moment
blocked in the Council, does that require unanimity?
Mr Mirel: The aid regulation does,
trade does not. Trade regulation would be adopted at majority
Q281 Mr Maples: So it is possible that
if Cyprus were the only country that did not want it to happen
it could be imposed?
Mr Mirel: Indeed.
Q282 Mr Maples: Secondly, suppose the
trade regulation is then imposed but Cyprus says, "We are
not going to recognise the airport and the ports." Does the
European Union have any power at that point to say, "We are
going to designate some airports and ports"?
Mr Mirel: No, we do not have that
Q283 Chairman: Alas, we are summoned
by bells. We would hope to address certain points of detail. May
I say that you have been extremely helpful and we are most grateful
to you as a Committee.
Mr Mirel: It was a pleasure for