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How could a future President of a federal Cyprus be elected?

How could a future President of a federal Cyprus be elected?

Negotiations between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot side have progressed to a great extent on the four chapters of Governance and Power Sharing, EU Affairs, Economy and Property. It is admitted by both sides that the chapter of Governance and Power Sharing is almost closed. One of the final areas of disagreement remains

Cypriots must understand each other

By President Nicos Anastasiades It is with great pleasure that I look upon the endeavour you are launching today, as it is my belief that lack of communication between the two communities in Cyprus, after decades of separation, continues to cause serious problems in understanding each other. Timely and accurate information available to everyone on

Five factors for a solution

The election of Mustafa Akinci as Turkish Cypriot leader in late April 2015 brought renewed vigour to negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem. At the time, the negotiations had been suspended and prospects of a settlement of the longstanding national problem looked bleak. However, less than a year later, negotiations have intensified and both Akinci

IMF, World Bank want single Cyprus economy

UN Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide has informed the two community leaders on the island that both the IMF and the World Bank are calling for a single economy for Cyprus in the event of a solution. According to reports in Phileleftheros on Monday, the comments were made during a recent seminar that took place

Akinci says information on Assia remains will be ‘carefully evaluated’

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci said on Sunday the information that came to light recently about the possible remains of 100 missing Greek Cypriots allegedly buried in Assia would be carefully evaluated. In a written statement Akinci said: “I have already spoken with the Turkish Cypriot member of the CMP regarding this matter.” He said

Kasoulides: Turkey’s commitment to Cyprus solution will be tested at negotiating table

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has said that Turkey’s stated commitment to wanting to help solve the Cyprus problem would ultimately be put to the test at the negotiating table. In an interview with Simerini newspaper published on Sunday, Kasoulides said that though Turkey says it wants a solution, the issues that directly involve Ankara such

UN SG Ban Ki-moon sees “significant progress” in the Cyprus peace talks

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sees “significant progress” in the Cyprus peace talks and notes that reaching an understanding on all issues is possible. Ban commended both Cypriot leaders for their efforts and asked them to capitalize on the current momentum. According to a UN announcement, in his remarks following a meeting he had earlier