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Hardliners heap scorn on Anastasiades’ vision for a united Cyprus

Hardliners heap scorn on Anastasiades’ vision for a united Cyprus

The rejectionist parties on Thursday heaped scorn on President Nicos Anastasiades’ vision of a reunited island as it was relayed to a group of businessmen and diplomats a day earlier. At an event co-organised by the communities’ respective chambers of commerce on Wednesday, Anastasiades cited a number of studies which found that, post-settlement, the island’s

Patriotic wolves baying for US blood

THE PATRIOTIC wolves were baying for the blood of the departing US ambassador John Koenig after he told a University of Cyprus audience last Tuesday that the Cyprob was “not an issue of invasion and occupation.” It was a comment calculated to anger Greek Cypriots, suggesting that even experienced diplomats allow their personal feelings and

EDEK resentments boil over

  EDEK leader Marinos Sizopoulos has challenged his predecessor – and House Speaker – Yiannakis Omirou to an open and public debate, after Omirou criticised Sizopoulos’ first couple of strategic decisions in a talk show on state broadcaster CyBC. “I express great disappointment at the remarks made by the former leader of our party in

View: Hard-line parties should not attend National Council

EDEK might call itself a socialist party, but the truth is that it has always made more stock out of its nationalism and hard-line stance on the Cyprus problem than its supposedly socialist ideals. It was therefore no surprise that its newly-elected leader Marinos Sizpopoulos, on Sunday, pushed the party’s central committee to adopt the

Omirou slams Edek’s decision on Cyprus issue

Former socialist Edek leader Yiannakis Omirou said on Monday that the party’s decision to reject a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation as a solution to the Cyprus problem was nothing but “dangerous acrobatics”. Omirou, who is also the House President and stepped from the part a few months ago, also wrote on his Twitter account that “Edek

Andreas Mavroyiannis: No permanent derogations from EU acquis

A political settlement in Cyprus should reinforce Cyprus as an independent, autonomous player in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Greek Cypriot negotiator at the UN-led talks Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis has said, pointing out that the goal of the Greek Cypriot side in the forthcoming talks will be to avert permanent derogations from the acquis communautaire, the

EDEK rejects bizonal, bicommunal federation

The Central Committee of EDEK party issued a statement on Sunday rejecting a bizonal, bicommuncal federation as a solution to the Cyprus problem. This move by the party leadership means that EDEK is taking an official hard-line position on the peace negotiations. In a press release, EDEK lists a number of points it considers negative in a bizonal