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A New Approach to Security is Needed in Cyprus

A New Approach to Security is Needed in Cyprus

Cartoon first published in POLITICO Europe, Belgium, January 12, 2017 | By Rytis Daukantas   By Alpbuğra Bahadır Gültekin*   Chances of settlement in Cyprus increasing Parties and guarantors (Turkey, Greece and United Kingdom) met in Geneva on January 12th to discuss the most critical chapters of security and guarantees for the first time. Parties

What You Need to Know on Law-Making in Federal Cyprus

What will the legislative branch of federal Cyprus look like? How will the law-making body take shape in case of a solution? What will the distribution of seats look like in a federal Parliament? We all still have many questions on the negotiations. The leaders and negotiators have already answered some of these questions through

Cyprus Chamber Orchestra Presents

The Cyprus Chamber Orchestra (CCO), following its recent establishment is having its first concert, taking place at Pallas Theatre in Nicosia on the 29th of December, at 19:30. Cyprus Chamber Orchestra is a non-profit organization bringing together around 20 Turkish and Greek Cypriot musicians to produce music of the highest level and perform around the island

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

People of Cyprus: The Report

Introducing the idea We often talk about the 2 communities of Cyprus. Each of these 2 communities receives an education heavily oriented towards the so called “mother country”, often neglecting our common history  on this island. But in this way, not only is the history and background of the other community not taught, we also

People of Cyprus: The Videos

  People of Cyprus Part 1: An Overview In the first video, the Cypriot Puzzle examines the population development on the island. When did the first inhabitants of the island arrive? Who has passed from the island and what were the significant historical developments that influenced it? How did the population shape after the independence

The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Gas – An Interview with PRIO Cyprus

PRIO Cyprus Centre (PCC), in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Cyprus, the Atlantic Council, Istituto Affari and Strata Insight is organising its annual Conference On Energy entitled ‘The Future of Eastern Mediterranean Gas’. The Conference will be held on the 21st of November at Chateau Status in Nicosia UN Buffer Zone. On the occasion of the

Courage: A keyword in bicommunal business

By Flora Alexandrou As Abraham Lincoln once said, “It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong”. Indeed, courage is perhaps the missing ingredient in the limited business relations between the two communities on the island, according to Turkish Cypriot businessman, Esin Esmen. Esmen is one of the