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EU ready to contribute to Cyprus problem

EU ready to contribute to Cyprus problem

The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, expressed a ‘desire and a readiness to actively cooperate in the Cyprus problem’ according to a statement released on Tuesday. Junker and the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades spoke of the Cyprus problem during a long telephone conversation on Tuesday afternoon. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/eu-ready-to-contribute-to-cyprus-problem/

Anastasiades: Without Cyprus NG won’t go to Turkey or EU

Cyprus is to have an upgraded role due to the natural gas reserves discovered in the Eastern Mediterranean, President Anastasiades said in statements on Tuesday, directing a message to Ankara and the EU. “Without Cyprus gas cannot be directed towards Europe, and neither towards Turkey,” Anastasiades said at the Presidential Palace, adding that if Turkey

Milliyet: The Turks will be treated as EU citizens

Following a solution in Cyprus, Turkish citizens wanting to go to the new EU member state will be given the same rights for freedom of movement and permanent residency as EU citizens.   Sefa Karahasan reporting for MILLIYET newspaper writes that President Akinci and his team have put forward a proposal which foresees Turkish citizens

ICT:Parties close to deal in Cyprus,Turkey’s EU accession to be revitalized

The Independent Commission on Turkey (ICT), a high-level group that reports on Turkey and its relations with the rest of EUrope, says the parties in ethnically divided Cyprus are closer to an agreement than ever before and highlighted that Turkey’s EU accession process would be revived as a consequence. An article penned by ICT officials,

Cyprus negotiators roll up their sleeves

A government sources says ‘now things are about to get tough’ as negotiators in the Cyprus talks prepare to thrash out their differences in the hope of yielding some results by early Autumn. Talks between chief negotiators Andreas Mavrogiannis and Ozdil Nami resumed on Tuesday with both men focused solely on laying down the groundwork

Ozersay and the EU acquis

Last month former Turkish Cypriot negotiator Kudret Ozersay wrote a Facebook post in which he took issue with the reference to the EU acquis by UN envoy Espen Barth Eide. During an interview with the Cyprus News Agency, Eide said the European Commission would be involved in how to make the settlement “fully compatible with

Reunification is not a utopia

Being a firm believer of coexistence, I oppose the argument that people of different religions, language and ethnic backgrounds cannot live together and therefore they have to be separated or that because of past wrongdoings of one generation, future generations will have to suffer the consequences. Belonging to a generation of Cypriots that carries in

Territory on the menu

One of the most crucial aspects of the Cyprus problem, territorial adjustments, will dominate the next leaders meeting of Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci scheduled for September 1. Without going into details of the negotiations government spokesman Nicos Christodoulides identifies the core issues, hints at possible trade offs and stresses the EU dimension of the