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Biden:Cyprus reunification would unlock enormous opportunities for Cypriots

Biden:Cyprus reunification would unlock enormous opportunities for Cypriots

US Vice President Joe Biden has welcomed progress in the settlement negotiations in Cyprus and agreed with President Nicos Anastasiades that a settlement to reunify the island as a bizonal, bicommunal federation “would unlock enormous opportunities for all Cypriots”. The two leaders met Tuesday and according to a statement issued by the White House they

Egypt gas offers powerful economic incentives for Cypriot reunification

n August 30, the Italian state-controlled energy company Eni announced the discovery of a “supergiant” gas field off the coast of Egypt. According to initial assessments, the Zohr field contains 30 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas (equivalent to 5.5 billion barrels of oil), making it the largest ever discovery of gas in the

Is Cyprus on the path to reunification?

Klaus Dodds asks whether fresh discussions could finally reunite divided Cyprus While standing recently in a Cypriot border crossing queue in temperatures over 40°C, I saw a sign describing Nicosia as being ‘the last divided capital’. Recent talks led by the UN-appointed negotiator, Espen Barth Eide, are hoping to end such division, but it will

Christodoulides: a solution acceptable by the people

The President of the Republic will not put to a referendum a solution plan which he himself disagrees with and which he believes does not meet the expectations of the people, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides has stressed, reiterating that the ultimate goal is a political settlement that would reunite Cyprus, divided since the 1974 Turkish

Cyprus Hopes Reunification Talks Will Revive a Resort, Population #nytimes

FAMAGUSTA, Cyprus — Beyond a wilderness of parched weeds, crumbling buildings and roads amputated by tangles of razor wire, a long line of multistory hotels basks in the east Mediterranean sun. Behind it, the turquoise sea glistens, rolling softly onto a five-mile stretch of golden sand. In July, places like this around the Mediterranean are

We must not underestimate the economic benefits of a solution

Over the centuries, Cyprus’ location has meant that it was of strategic importance for powers that wanted to have a major influence in the Levant. British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli considered Cyprus as a bulwark to Russian expansion of influence in the region and Winston Churchill used Cyprus military bases to bomb Nazi Germany’s oil

A last chance at reunification?

When Cypriots are frustrated by a difficult situation, they often say that “it has become like the Cyprus problem!” Such exclamations are typical of the cynical way Cypriots greet any new peace effort to resolve the long-standing Cyprus Problem and bring about the reunification of the island. With the election of a new Turkish Cypriot

Cyprus reunification could revive Turkey’s EU bid

Renewed dialogue between both sides of the Cyprus split has raised hopes for unity The divided island of Cyprus is often considered one of the major hurdles in Turkey’s path toward joining the European Union, but the newfound optimism that surrounds the latest round of reunification negotiations could potentially provide a much-needed boost for Turkey’s