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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

History as dogma

By Marina Christofides How do we remember the past? How does each side in our ethnically divided island approach our history? And what does that mean for our future? Differently, and it doesn’t bode well, according to social anthropologist and University of Cyprus professor, Yiannis Papadakis, speaking on history, memory and identity at the Home

Tsipras to Davutoglu:Let’s first solve Cyprus problem & then we visit Cyprus

Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wants to visit Cyprus with his Greek counterpart, Alexis Tsipras, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Wednesday. Davutoglu proposed the suggestion to Greece, but  Tsipras responded: “Let’s first solve the Cyprus problem and then we can visit Cyprus”, according to the spokesman. Ρead the rest on: http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/10/07/davutoglu-wants-to-visit-cyprus-with-tsipras/

Populism, a roaring trade

A couple of hours after ENI announced  the giant – 30 trillion cubic feet – natural gas discovery in Egypt’s Shorouk Block (adjacent to Cyrpus’ EEZ block 11), the usual suspects started flooding the media with press releases and public statements. Political parties, such as Diko, Edek, Citizens’ Alliance and the Greens without having any

A settler solution

Proposals discussed at the UN-brokered talks suggest that the makeup of federal Cyprus’ population should be at a ratio of four Greek Cypriots to one Turkish Cypriot. And this could be good news, because the traditional structure of the divided island will be maintained despite the influx of Turkish settlers in the breakaway north, informed

Anastasiades: agreements will be announced

President Nicos Anastasiades said he intends to announce any agreement achieved at peace talks with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. He was speaking during an anti-occupation rally, in Nicosia, organized by the Turkish-occupied Municipality of Kyrenia and other groups. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/anastasiades-agreements-will-be-announced/  

Anastasiades: We didn’t do our utmost to build bridges

We look ahead to build a prosperous and peaceful country, a country proud of being an EU member state, President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has said. “We try (with Akinci), through cooperation, to build that framework that would make Cypriots the masters of their own homeland”, the President said addressing an event marking the

Peace referenda in March 2016

Foreign diplomats have high hopes that both sides will hit the ground running when Cyprus peace talks start in the second half of May. Their optimism follows the election of pro-reconciliation Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci last Sunday. The UN’s Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, Espen Barth Eide, will be on the island on Monday,

Building our common future

The Turkish Cypriot community is soon to elect its new leadership. Following such an important moment, it is to be hoped that conditions will prevail that would allow a solution to our longstanding problem to be found, so that once again Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots may live together in their common homeland, without checkpoints,