|UNDP Cyprus appointed by the EU Commission as a SOLVIT affiliated centre|
PRESS RELEASE - UNDP/PFF- 76/05
An initiative of the
Partnership for the Future
UNDP Cyprus appointed by the EU Commission as a SOLVIT affiliated centre
Programme funded by
The UNDP Programme “Partnership for the Future (PFF)”, funded by the EU, has been appointed as a SOLVIT affiliated centre in recognition of the work carried out by the UNDP/PFF in generating awareness within the Cypriot business community on the implications of the EU legislation hence facilitating its integration into the highly competitive EU markets.
SOLVIT is a problem solving network in which EU Member States work together to solve without legal proceedings problems caused by the misapplication of EU Internal Market law by public authorities. There is a SOLVIT centre in every European Union Member State (as well as in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). SOLVIT Centres can help with handling complaints from both citizens and businesses. They are part of the national administration and are committed to providing real solutions to problems within ten weeks. Using SOLVIT is free of charge.
SOLVIT has been working since July 2002. The European Commission coordinates the network, which is operated by the Member States, the European Commission provides the database facilities and, when needed, helps to speed up the resolution of problems. The Commission also passes formal complaints it receives on to SOLVIT if there is a good chance that the problem can be solved without legal action.
The UNDP/PFF has been active not only in highlighting the problems experienced by the Cypriot community in meeting the requirements of the EU internal market legislation but also in supporting several capacity-building events.
“We hope through SOLVIT, using our leverage as EU funded project, to draw the attention of the Commission to the needs of the Cypriot citizens and businesspeople while strengthening the role of UNDP as a major provider of advisory services to the new EU member states and accessing countries” as commented by Mr. Giuseppe Belsito, UNDP Business Development Adviser.
For more information, please contact Giuseppe Belsito, Business Development Adviser:
Nicosia, 12 October 2005
Contact: Mr. Giuseppe Belsito