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Juncker visit shows EU interest in Cyprus

Juncker visit shows EU interest in Cyprus

FOREIGN Minister Ioannis Kasoulides said yesterday that the visit of European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to Cyprus demonstrated the increased involvement of the EU in efforts to find a Cyprus solution. Speaking on CyBC’s morning programme, Kasoulides said a Cyprus settlement should create a new state that would be based on the principles of the

Paying the price for the questions we never asked

What troubles the Turkish Cypriots is not the territorial integrity of Cyprus but their physical safety, and that’s why they insist on guarantees   By George Koumoullis   IT IS VERY likely that our disregard for Turkish Cypriot psychology could be the root of the Cyprus problem.  It’s a disregard that derives from our education

Can the bailout buffer fund a Cyprus solution? By @FionaMullenCY

In a recent column Alexander Apostolides suggested that the international community could support a solution of the Cyprus problem if the two communities’ biggest creditors wrote off debt. That would be Turkey for the Turkish Cypriots and the Troika lenders – the European Support Mechanism (ESM) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the Greek

Leaders awaiting joint ‘low politics’ Confident Building Measures list

Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides on Sunday said President Anastasiades and new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have asked their negotiators to prepare a joint list of ‘low politics’ confidence building measures (CBMs). Invited to comment on remarks made by Turkish Cypriot negotiator, Ozdil Nami that the Cyprus Problem could be solved in a matter of

Eide: no obstacle to resumption of talks

By George Psyllides The UN on Tuesday said it expected a resumption of reunification talks after the Turkish Cypriot elections later this month. The announcement was made by UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide after separate meetings with the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. The Norwegian diplomat said they both agreed

The new ‘ethnarch’ of rejectionism

By Loucas Charalambous PRESIDENT Anastasiades and our other political wizards were last week immersed in their favourite political games – mindless demagoguery, defiant slogans and pseudo-patriotism of which there was a surfeit these days thanks to the April 1 anniversary and the visit of the president of the Greece Prokopis Pavlopoulos, another demagogue. Being so

Not many chances remained to reunify Cyprus @EspenBarthEide says

UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser warned on Tuesday that not many chances remained to reunify the island but appeared optimistic that talks between the Greek and Turkish Cypriots side would resume. Talks were suspended in October last year after President Nicos Anastasiades pulled out following Turkey’s decision to carry out seismic surveys inside the island’s