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C 92 E/200 Official Journal of the European Union EN 17.4.


(2003/C 92 E/259) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2705/02

by Chris Davies (ELDR) to the Commission

(26 September 2002)

Subject: Natura 2000  Cyprus

Has the Commission now received proposals for Natura 2000 sites from the Cyprus Government?

If so, is the Commission satisfied with these, particularly in respect to the extent of designations within and
around the Akamas Peninsular?

Answer given by Mr Wallström on behalf of the Commission

(25 October 2002)

The Commission has financed a LIFE-Third countries project in Cyprus to assist with the elaboration of the
list of sites for the Natura 2000 network and the collection of information that will lead to the
development of the necessary Standard Data Forms and maps of the sites. The project is expected to finish
by the end of 2002. So far, the Commission has received the project’s progress reports and a preliminary
list of sites, maps and information, which includes the area of the Akamas Peninsula.

According to existing arrangements, candidate countries have to submit their proposals for Natura 2000
by the date of accession at the latest. The Commission will then assess the adequacy of these proposals at
biogeographical region level, through the procedures that have been established to this effect. The
assessment of the Akamas Peninsular site that has been proposed for designation will therefore only be
possible at that stage.

(2003/C 92 E/260) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2708/02

by Chris Davies (ELDR) to the Commission

(26 September 2002)

Subject: Spanish national hydrological plan

Has the Commission now received a full response from the Spanish Government to all the questions asked
by the Director-General Environment on 23 May 2002 regarding the Strategic Environmental Assessment

Have any questions not been answered to the Commission’s satisfaction?

(2003/C 92 E/261) WRITTEN QUESTION E-2819/02

by Chris Davies (ELDR) to the Commission

(8 October 2002)

Subject: Spanish Government’s response to the Commission concerning the Spanish National Hydrological

When is the Commission likely to take a decision in the light of the Spanish Government’s letter of July
2002 to the Commission’s queries about the Spanish National Hydrological Plan?

Is the Commission satisfied with the Spanish Government’s answer, does it intend to release structural
funds on this basis, and is it satisfied that the plan will not adversely affect the environment?