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EAC supply to Turkish Cypriots due to end Thursday

The Electricity Authority of Cyprus will continue to supply the north with electricity until Thursday, according to a second agreement between the EAC and a natural person who is connected with the Turkish Cypriot competent ‘authority’, EAC spokesperson, Christina Papadopoulou told the Cyprus News Agency on Wednesday.

The first contract covering the period January 1-15 has been signed and the fee stands at €50,000, including VAT and tax for RES. The government has rejected a request from the Turkish Cypriots to be exempted from the taxes, Papadopoulou said.

She also said the Turkish Cypriots were charged in the same way as any EAC customer. “No special arrangement has been made,” she said.

So far there is no new request to continue the connection after Thursday, she said. If there is a new request, it will be examined by the relevant state authorities and if approved, the EAC will continue to provide electricity to the Turkish Cypriot community, according to its needs, Papadopoulou said.

The EAC has been providing power to the Turkish Cypriots since the beginning of the year. The second contract covers the period January 16 to February 4. (CNA)

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