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Greek President: The Cyprus problem can be solved only on EU terms

Greek President: The Cyprus problem can be solved only on EU terms

The latest developments on the Cyprus issue and the stabilising role of Greece and the island in the region dominated a meeting on Wednesday between Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Cypriot Parliament President Yiannakis Omirou on Wednesday. Pavlopoulos underlined the positive climate of the meeting and stressed that both the Cypriot and Greek Parliaments share

Omirou: Guaranteed majorities of population will be rejected

House President Yiannakis Omirou urged Sunday the government to made clear during Cyprus peace talks, that the Turkish demands for guaranteed majorities of population and land in a future Cyprus solution will be rejected. In a written statement to mark the 32 years since the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state in the occupied areas Omirou

Greek President calls on Turkey to prove its good will on Cyprus

President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos has called on Turkey to prove its good intentions regarding the Cyprus problem and stressed that Turkey can not make a step towards the EU if it does not respect Cyprus independence and sovereignty. The Greek President who is paying Cyprus a visit, was received today by the

EDEK: from social democracy to national socialism

I FELT proud and honoured to have been part of the 100-member group which, with Vassos Lyssarides as its leader and guide, set up EDEK in 1969. Being the youngest of the group I had the title of ‘mitiskouris’ (kid), a description that seems surrealistic now, when I look at myself in the mirror. In

Omirou:We should not have excessive expectations from peace talks

President of the House of Representatives Yiannakis Omirou has warned that people should not have excessive expectations in relation to efforts for a solution to the Cyprus problem, saying this would only cause difficulties for the Greek Cypriot side. Speaking at a press conference to brief journalists on his contacts in New York, developments in

Omirou says Turkey needs to decide on compromise

Turkey should decide whether to continue its invasive and expansionary politics, or if will finally compromise with the idea of a Cyprus solution, that will restore conditions of security and stability in Eastern Mediterranean and that will also lift any obstacles towards Turkey`s European orientation GC House Speaker Yiannakis Omirou stressed on Saturday. Speaking in

EDEK resentments boil over

  EDEK leader Marinos Sizopoulos has challenged his predecessor – and House Speaker – Yiannakis Omirou to an open and public debate, after Omirou criticised Sizopoulos’ first couple of strategic decisions in a talk show on state broadcaster CyBC. “I express great disappointment at the remarks made by the former leader of our party in

German members of Bundestag note the key to a Cyprus solution lies with Ankara

The key to a solution of the Cyprus issue lies with Ankara but also EU member states since Turkey is an EU candidate, stated Dr. Dietmar Bartsch member of Germany`s The Left Party. Dr. Bartsch, together with Heinz-Joachim Barchmann (MP, Social Democratic Party), currently in Cyprus, were received Thursday by House of Representatives President Yiannakis