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The “economic protocol” is signed, privatizations begin

The “economic protocol” is signed, privatizations begin

Under the title “The protocol is ready”, Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (03.06.16) reports that the “council of ministers” approved yesterday the so-called “2016-2018 Structural Transformation Program” and send it to the “assembly”. Addressing the “assembly” before the meeting of the “cabinet”, self-styled “deputy prime minister”, Serdar Denktas replied to the criticism and read out

[Video] Anastasiades Easter message: Hope and optimism for solution in 2016 (with Turkish subtitles)

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades has expressed the conviction that with cooperation any obstacles can be overcome so that 2016 will be the last year of the Cyprus problem. In a televised Easter Message on Saturday, President Anastasiades said a message of hope is projected by the great Holiday of the Resurrection itself, “but

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

Saving Turkish Cypriots…

Hurrah… Once again Turkey extended its generous helping hand and salvaged Turkish Cypriots from an economic collapse. Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş – a Turkish Cypriot from his late father Alparslan Türkeş – signed a 62.5-million-Turkish-Lira check to save the Turkish Cypriot economy days before the start of the new year, though on the island

The challenges of 2016

The people of Cyprus will start 2016 hoping to see major landscapes on both the political and economic scene. Here are some of the basic challenges needing urgent implementation during the next 12 months. Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci have until the summer to forge a deal on the Cyprus problem. The presidential election campaign

Anastasiades New Year message: 2016 could be the year of a solution

By Andria Kades Without wanting to create unrealistic expectations, the New Year may be the year which will put an end to Cyprus’ occupation, President Nicos Anastasiades said on Thursday in a televised message to the public expressing his wishes for 2016. Addressing Greek Cypriots he sought to stress his continuous efforts to work tirelessly

Economic Implications of a Solution to the Cyprus Problem

By Marios Zachariadis The election last May of a politician like Mustafa Akinci demonstrates that a large proportion of Turkish Cypriots are not happy with the current situation and seek a compromise. The election clearly reflected and created better conditions for a proper solution to the Cyprus problem. This article aims to highlight some of

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