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IMF, World Bank want single Cyprus economy

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

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

Readout of the UN Secretary-General’s meeting with Nicos Anastasiades

The Secretary-General met today with H. E. Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus. The Secretary-General and President Anastasiades exchanged views on the achievements in the Cyprus negotiations since the resumption of the talks in May 2015. The Secretary-General commended Mr. Anastasiades for the visionary leadership he has demonstrated and the progress he

United Nations Secretary General pleased with Cyprus

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has noted the positive momentum in the Cyprus peace talks and praised what he described as the dedication and energy displayed by both sides for a solution. An unofficial copy of Ban’s report on UNFICYP, to extend the mandate on the island for a period of six months, until

UN banking on Juncker Cyprus visit

The United Nations are said to welcome the European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker to the island next month as efforts continue from all sides for a Cyprus settlement. The announcement of Juncker’s visit to Cyprus was made back in May following President Nicos Anastasiades’ visit to the Latvian capital of Riga. Nicosia is also

Ban commends leaders’ commitment to settle Cyprus issue:

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the commitment of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, and the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, to reach a comprehensive settlement to the Cyprus issue. Mr. Ban, who met today with Mr. Akinci in New York, welcomed the “positive atmosphere” surrounding the ongoing talks, encouraging the leaders “to stay on

Eide in Brussels for talks on Cyprus

The European Union looks set to play a bigger hand in the ongoing Cyprus talks as UN Special Envoy to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide prepares for high-level meetings in Brussels. Eide, who has seen relations warm in the last couple of months between the two leaders on the island, will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude