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Suspended operation of three semi-governmental organizations, the Cyprus Milk Industry Council, the Cyprus Wine Products Council and the Cyprus Potato Marketing Board and their responsibilities transferred to the Department of Agriculture.
The total of 81 employees working in semi-governmental organizations will join them in public. Specifically, the Council of Ministers, under the chairmanship of President Nikos Anastasiadis, approved the proposal of Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment to suspend the operation of the three semi- organizations.
As said, after the session of the House, the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Nicos Kouyialis operation of Cyprus Milk Industry Council and Wine Products Council will be immediately terminated and the operation of the Cyprus Potato Marketing Board will be terminated within the next two years. Mr. Kouyialis said that the powers of these agencies will be transferred to the Department of Agriculture.
By shutting these Parastatals will save EUR 3.5 million a year.