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The two communities in Cyprus as “apart as ever”

The two communities in Cyprus as “apart as ever”

US ambassador John Koenig has described a bi-communal survey on social cohesion and reconciliation in divided Cyprus as ‘very revealing’ with the main point being that reunification remains distant. “Back in 2012 (when he had arrived in Cyprus) the (political) mood on the island was quite hopeful. A lot of significant events have affected that mood,

Local News Comment January 25, 2015 – 1 Comment The wheeler-dealer president has angered everyone

  The president’s outburst is reminiscent of the days of  Spyros Kyprianou By Loucas Charalambous OUR PRESIDENT is not a politician. He is a compulsive, but clumsy wheeler-dealer. He thinks that he can fool everyone. This compulsion is the reason that – unfortunately for him and the country – today he finds himself in this tragicomic

US ambassador wants resumption of frozen peace talks

US Ambassador to Nicosia John Koenig on Wednesday said that time works against a positive outcome and urged the two sides in divided Cyprus to resume frozen peace talks. “It is now more than three months since settlement talks were suspended. Time works against a positive outcome” he told CNA. “Both sides should avoid words

Americans and the UN hope for Cyprus talks to resume early 2015

  Efforts to solve the Cyprus problem in 2014, took off on an optimistic note but ended with Cyprus suspending its participation in the UN-led talks due to Turkey`s provocative actions. The year was marked by an increased US involvement in the Cyprus issue, UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer resigning to

Victoria Nuland:Solution of Cyprus problem will provide the answer in the hydrocarbons issue

  President Anastasiades with Assistant Secretary of State  for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland visited President Nicos Anastasiades at his hotel in New York, where he is recuperating after having recently undergone heart surgery. Talking to journalists after the meeting President Anastasiades said

Senator Bob Menendez speaks on the Senate Floor about Turkey’s incursion in Cyprus EEZ

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, delivered the following remarks on Tuesday, expressing grave concern over the Republic of Turkey’s incursion into Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvH2nKVTCjY “This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion. We hoped that it would have brought a fair

Greek Cypriot negotiator #AMavroyiannis pleased with Washington meetings

Greek Cypriot negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis has wrapped up his meetings in Washington DC, expressing satisfaction and saying they were useful contacts. Mavroyiannis met with high ranking officials of the American government, members of the Congress and important think tanks. Speaking to CNA, Mavroyiannis said his contacts took place in the framework of cooperation Nicosia and

Greek Cypriot negotiator #AMavroyiannis holds meetings in Washington

   Andreas Mavroyiannis (L) with Kudret Ozersay (R) file photo Published by:http://cyprus-mail.com/2014/12/09/greek-cypriot-negotiator-holds-meetings-in-washington/ Greek Cypriot negotiator at the UN-backed talks on the Cyprus problem Andreas Mavroyiannis is currently holding a series of meetings in Washington with officials of the US administration, members of Congress and think-tanks. According to diplomatic sources, Mavroyiannis met on Monday with the

Cyprus Editorial: Geopolitical strategy needs a rethink #FinancialMirror

Posted By: Financial Mirror http://www.financialmirror.com/blog-details.php?nid=1440  President Nicos Anastasiades’ health situation could not have come at a worse time; although unavoidable, perhaps the brief period ahead of us will allow for the dust to settle from many ongoing geopolitical issues. Turkey, that the naïve few in Cyprus believe will be punished for being the ‘bad boy’ for