The CMP Members visited Brussels from 16 to 18 February to meet with interlocutors at the European Parliament and the European Commission. On 16 February, the Members briefed the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) on progress made and challenges faced by the CMP and answered questions by Members of Parliament (MEPs). Subsequently, the CMP Members met with individual MEPs to secure continued financial and political support for its humanitarian work.
Discussions were also conducted with the cabinets of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Parliament President Martin Schulz to confirm their support for, and participation in, the opening of a photo-exhibition at the European Parliament in October of this year. The exhibition will present the work of the Committee through the stories of its Greek and Turkish Cypriot scientists.
The Members also met with Corina Crețu, the European Union Commissioner for Regional Policy.
In all their encounters, the CMP Members expressed their gratitude for the European Union's financial support which accounts for 80 percent of the CMP's operational budget. All interlocutors assured the CMP of their continued support, in particular at this important moment for Cyprus.