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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

Handelsblatt: Cypriot President Believes Unified Cyprus Possible This Year

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, in a Handelsblatt interview said he believes an end to the division of the Mediterranean island is possible before the end of the year. “If both sides can show understanding for the other community’s concerns and if Turkey contributes to a fair solution, we could be successful this year,”

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

Anastasiades at Αnadolu Agency: ‘Εnergy can become a catalyst for peace’

Future energy cooperation could help bring about unity in Cyprus and stability to the wider eastern Mediterranean, Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades has told Anadolu Agency. In an interview conducted via email, he said the major natural gas fields discovered in 2009 would promote collaboration between regional actors. “Energy cooperation in the region can transform

Cyprus government to cut down national service to 14 months

The wheels have been put in motion to cut down National Service after Defence Minister Christoforos Fokaides confirmed that a draft legislative proposal was on its way to parliament. Fokaides made the comments following Thursday’s cabinet meeting which gave the green light to cut down the National Service time to 18 months. He would not

Burcu responds to President Anastasiades’ statements

Under the title “The Greek Cypriot leader does not act correctly, this stance will harm the process”, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (08.02.16) reports that Baris Burcu, Turkish Cypriot leader’s spokesman, issued a statement last night replying to an interview given by President Anastasiades to Politis newspaper. Burcu argued that President Anastasiades tried to create

Anastasiades: too early to talk about amounts involved in cost of solution

President Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday it was too early to talk about how much a solution would cost without having structured the various elements involved in a settlement that would need financing. Anastasiades was speaking to reporters after attending a Maronite church service in Nicosia to mark the feast day of St Maron and