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Now is the Time to Put EU-NATO Cooperation Back on the Agenda

Now is the Time to Put EU-NATO Cooperation Back on the Agenda

For many years, the European Union and NATO have straddled the bounds between cooperation and competition. Even with the formal establishment of the EU after the Cold War, NATO continued to serve as a defense guarantor for Europe. Yet, as the EU expanded its capabilities as a security actor, adding the military element of its

Controversial role of Moscow’s man in Cyprus

By Jean Christou Russian ambassador Stanislav Osadchiy’s statement last Monday that Cyprus was discussing a request from Moscow for military facilities in the fight against ISIS in Syria, has raised eyebrows in diplomatic circles where it was labelled an unacceptable interference in Cyprus’ affairs. Osadchiy’s statement sparked hasty denials from both Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides

Russia won’t accept NATO as part of solution

Russia will not agree to any settlement in Cyprus that included NATO as a guarantor power, its ambassador said. In an interview with Turkish Cypriot Havadis newspaper, Stanislav Osadchiy said his country would support any solution approved by the people. When asked about the issue of the guarantor powers however, Osadchiy was quoted as saying

Reunited Cyprus needs no guarantor powers @PapadopoulosVic

A reunited federal Cyprus will need no anachronistic guarantor powers because this is not the state of play in modern European states, acting government spokesman Victoras Papadopoulos said on Tuesday. Papadopoulos also dismissed the possibility of NATO guaranteeing the divided island’s reunification. Read the rest on: http://in-cyprus.com/reunited-cyprus-needs-no-guarantor-powers/

Cyprus talks negotiators get back to work

Chief negotiators Andreas Mavrogiannis and Ozdil Nami were set to resume talks on Tuesday following the summer break with territories the big topic on the agenda. With the crucial summit set to take place on September 1 between Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, both men have been strenuously trying to

Editorial: We have a dream…

When politically mature countries find themselves in times of crisis, mature political parties form grand coalition governments to get things done and lead their people out of the woods. A prime example is Germany, where the Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, join forces whenever there is a need to move things forward. Right now, the

Conflicting views on security and guarantees

According to Greek Cypriot daily Phileleftheros’ story in yesterday’s edition security and guarantees are the two “thorny” issues that are expected to be the most challenging. According to Greek Cypriot daily Phileleftheros’ story in yesterday’s edition security and guarantees are the two “thorny” issues that are expected to be the most challenging. Phileleftheros claimed that

Looking at the eastern Mediterranean via Cyprus and Iraq

Two hot developments happened simultaneously concerning the eastern Mediterranean. One is from Cyprus, the other from Iraq. Don’t consider that what happens in Iraq is far away from the eastern Mediterranean… Syrian ports, the Persian Gulf and indeed Turkey’s Mediterranean shores are on the same “strategic fault line.” After viewing the region this way, then

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