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Anastasiades calls for end to ‘patriotic hooliganism’

Anastasiades calls for end to ‘patriotic hooliganism’

President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday called for an end to hooliganism associated with patriotism as it was giving fodder to anti-solution elements. He was referring to a series of attacks on Turkish Cypriot motorists by school students in three separate incidents on November 16 during anti-occupations demonstrations in Nicosia. Read the rest on: http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/11/22/anastasiades-cic-hooliganism/

AG says there can be no exemptions to basic human rights in Cyprus solution

By Angelos Anastasiou At a time when inter-communal talks for the settlement of the Cyprus problem are at an advanced stage, the issue of safeguarding the human rights of all citizens living on the island is of paramount importance, and a decisive factor in exercising judgement in a possible referendum, Attorney-general Costas Clerides said on

Focus on Turkish Cypriot economy

By George Telaveris As negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem intensify, efforts are increasing to prepare Turkish Cypriot banks for the demands of the eurozone and to support a united Cyprus in managing a new federal system of government. “The opening of the Turkish market to the Cyprus economy will benefit the service sector, shipping

Turkey’s EU progress report points Cyprus obligations

The latest progress report on Turkey’s EU accession process does point out the need for Ankara to implement Cyprus-related agreement protocol obligations, government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said on Tuesday. And he also welcomed the report’s call on Turkey to avoid any kind of threat or action directed against a Member State since this was in

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

Government unimpressed with heritage booklet

An EU and UN backed booklet on cultural heritage of Cyprus has created a political storm after it referred to towns and villages in both Greek and Turkish. The booklet, which came into circulation back in January and which was first reported to by the Green Party MP George Perdikis, claims to offer an overview

Turkey urges EU to fulfill pledges to tackle EU migrants issue

The EU must fulfill pledges to offer Turkey 3 billion euros a year and visa-free travel for Turks in return for cooperation to stem the flow of migrants, Ankara’s ambassador in Brussels said Friday. The European Union must also break the stalemate in negotiations for Turkey to join the 28-nation bloc and resume inviting Turkish

Christodoulides reaffirms position on no derogations from EU

Government spokesperson Nikos Christodoulides has reaffirmed Cyprus’ position that any solution of the island’s problem cannot have derogations from the EU acquis, he told Sunday’s ‘Simerini’. Christodoulides added that this is the position of the union as well, and that everyone involved in the negotiation process needs to serve the interest of Greek Cypriots and