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Mustafa Akıncı in Brussels

Mustafa Akıncı in Brussels

Worried as they are by terrorist threats, Ukraine’s future and the Grexit saga, European citizens may not have paid much attention to Mustafa Akıncı’s visit to the EU institutions last week. True, the Northern Cyprus leader heads a country that is not officially recognized by the EU, nor is it a member of the U.N.

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

Nicosia pleased with Turkish retraction

Nicosia has welcomed a move from Brussels to force Turkey into retracting its description of the Cyprus Republic as ‘void’ in a document submitted last week to the Turkish-EU Partnership Council. Cyprus had protested against the wording to the European Union prompting officials in Brussels to act. During Monday’s partnership council meeting, Turkey removed the