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Cypriots must understand each other

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

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: 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

Solution with Turkish army remaining ‘unorthodox’

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says it would be ‘unorthodox’ to talk about security in Cyprus in the event of the Cyprus solution if the Turkish forces are still rooted on the island. Speaking to state radio on Tuesday morning following a busy last few days in which crunch meetings involving President Nicos Anastasiades took place

View: The complete absence of rationality in political debate

THE DISCOURSE surrounding the Cyprus problem has never been characterised for its rationality and intellectual rigour. Quite the contrary it is superficial, based on nice-sounding but meaningless slogans and embarrassingly hollow promises. Our politicians always deal in sentiment, wishful thinking and airy-fairy ideas rather than hard logic rooted in reality. Their perspective, with a few

The economics of a solution

By Costas Apostolides The economics of a Cyprus settlement have come to the fore this week because both Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci were invited to the Davos Economic Forum to meet with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and various political and economic leaders, and consider the economics and financial aspects of

Leaders invited to joint meeting with Ban in Davos

The leaders of the island’s divided communities have been invited to attend a joint meeting in Switzerland with United Nations Secretary-General Bank Ban Ki-moon, it emerged on Thursday, but the Greek Cypriots have ruled out a wider meet to include the guarantors. Following his meeting with Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, President Nicos Anastasiades tweeted that