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IMF, World Bank want single Cyprus economy

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

Eide attends first meeting of bicommunal Technical Committee on Education

The bicommunal Technical Committee on Education had its first meeting on Thursday, attended by UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. Eide said in a post on his twitter account that he was happy to meet with the Committee on Education, noting that it was a crucial topic for future unity. Read the

Eide: Referendum could be held this year, but we do not want to put emphasis on time tables

Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (17.01.16) reports that Espen Barth Eide, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus,has said that a referendum for the solution of the Cyprus problem could be held this year and added that it would be a pity if this “historic opportunity” was wasted. In statements to the paper’s correspondent in New York

Positive feedback from UN Security Council on Cyprus talks

The resolution on the renewal of UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate contains minor changes compared with last June’s resolution, diplomatic sources have todl the Cyprus News Agency, it said on Sunday. The same sources said the Cypriot mission to the UN would exert efforts to improve the paragraphs regarding missing persons, CNA

Eide optimistic a solution is near

UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide is optimistic that a solution is near, according to comments he made to Kathimerini newspaper published on Sunday. In the interview Eide said that the difference this time compared to the 2004 Annan plan was that the documents with the points agreed derived from the leaders of the two

Vision for security

President Nicos Anastasiades has a vision for a post-settlement Cyprus that takes into account each community’s fears but does away with the traditional guarantor structure. As a result of the 1974 invasion, Greek Cypriots tend to see guarantor powers (Turkey, Greece and the UK) as a threat, while because of the coup that preceded it,

Does Eide have a plan?

Davos man The other day, a UN source told me that Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide has no intention of holding a multilateral conference when President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci attend the Davos Summit on January 21. However, all three guarantor powers (Turkey, Greece and UK) will be there, which might