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Greece, Cyprus Concerned With Turkey’s Demand to Accelerate EU Accession

Greece, Cyprus Concerned With Turkey’s Demand to Accelerate EU Accession

According to EU diplomatic source, Greece and Cyprus expressed concern with Ankara’s demand to accelerate the negotiations on accession to the European Union. BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Greece and Cyprus expressed concern with Ankara’s demand to accelerate the negotiations on accession to the European Union, an EU diplomatic source told RIA Novosti. Read the rest on: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20160308/1035951025/greece-cyprus–eu-accession-talks.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

EU ‘understands’ Cyprus’ objections to opening closed Turkey chapters

Turkey cannot ask for exchanges as part of its accession process into the European Union, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Monday, after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu demanded the opening of five chapters blocked by Cyprus. Speaking on the sidelines of the EU-Turkey Summit on the refugee crisis in Brussels, Christodoulides said that Cyprus’ position

Bozkir: EU must keep its promises to Turkey even if Cyprus talks fail

According to Turkish daily Hurriyet Daily News (online, 08.01.16), the responsibility for re-energizing Turkey’s accession process will belong to the European Union even in the event that the ongoing Cyprus talks fail to produce a breakthrough, Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkir has alleged, asking the bloc to keep its promises toward Ankara. “In the event

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,

Commission spokesperson: Cyprus leaders message encouraging for peace

“Joint Christmas wishes best symbol of hope for a great European Cyprus in 2016” said Chief spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas. The twitter message was uploaded by Schinas, on his personal twitter account, as a comment to the joint Anastasiades – Akinci video message. European Commission’s SPP twitter accounts and messages fall into

IMF, World Bank count cost of reunification

By Annie Charalambous A World Bank and International Monetary Fund joint team left Cyprus on Friday after a week of “substantial work” focusing on the economic sustainability of the divided island’s possible reunification. “What Nicosia wants is an assessment of the economic viability of an overall Cyprus settlement; what it actually means to have a