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The economics of a solution

The economics of a solution

By Costas Apostolides The economics of a Cyprus settlement have come to the fore this week because both Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci were invited to the Davos Economic Forum to meet with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon and various political and economic leaders, and consider the economics and financial aspects of

Anastasiades interview to Politis: Hopeful but not certain of 2016 solution

President Nicos Anastasiades said that although important work has been done in the negotiations, he does not think it is sufficient to say with certainty that there will be a solution within a specific timeframe. In an article published in Politis newspaper on Sunday, Anastasiades said however that if all sides supported the effort, especially

Leaders record TV spot with plea for information on the missing

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci were meeting on Sunday for the last time in 2015 following a visit earlier in the morning to the Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) anthropological lab in Nicosia. According to a UN statement the leaders were briefed on the progress made, and the challenges faced, by

Anastasiades: solution possible by summer… but maybe not

President Nicos Anastasiades on Sunday appeared to put to rest rumours of a referendum by March and a postponement of the May parliamentary elections. In an interview with Kathimerini, Anastasiades said the elections would go ahead normally. On the issue of a referendum on a Cyprus solution, he said there were many details to be

G/c should show understanding for T/c demands on guarantors &security issues

Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Monday repeated his conviction a solution could be reached in the coming months provided the current climate of goodwill continued. According to a Cyprus News Agency (CNA) report on Akinci’s statements, he also said there were still issues to solve but that it was possible for referenda to be

View: Education technical committee unlikely to achieve anything

NOBODY knows what the host of technical committees that supposedly discuss aspects of a settlement, in parallel to the negotiations, actually do. Are they just talking shops for people from the two communities to exchange theoretical musings or do they actually work constructively, tackle problems and find solutions? We do not know the answer as

Cyprus leaders take steps to combat racism and xenophobia in education

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci on Wednesday announced agreement on establishing a new technical committee for education that will be tasked with reviewing educational practices in an attempt to combat racism, xenophobia and extremism. They also agreed on cooperation between the education systems on both sides as confidence building measure with

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/

View: Initial Cyprus-talks’ momentum is being lost

Anastasiades and their common message about the need for a settlement seems like a very long time ago. This spirit of co-operation, which created high expectations and gave the impression that a Cyprus settlement was achievable, does not appear to exist now while the so-called momentum, everyone was talking about is not leading anywhere. Even

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