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Brussels gears up for Cyprus solution

Brussels gears up for Cyprus solution

The European Commission has reportedly moved to try and bolster efforts to reach a Cyprus settlement by the end of the year by renaming its ‘Task Force for the Turkish Cypriot Community’ to ‘Task Force for a Cyprus Solution’. Brussels is confident that a solution can be reached within 2016 – something that has been

Eide says ‘realistically optimistic’ for a solution

THE UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said on Thursday he was “realistically optimistic” that the current reunification talks will lead to a settlement of the Cyprus problem. “I am not saying that a solution is around the corner. I am not too optimistic, as local newspapers are saying…rather, I am realistically optimistic,”

Eide: The sky is the limit

THE sky’s the limit when it comes to what could happen in the context of a Cyprus settlement, UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide said on Friday. He said economic analysis suggests that the prospects of a united, federal Cyprus far exceed the expected growth pattern of continued divided communities. Read the rest on: http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/03/18/skys-the-limit-in-economic-benefits-of-solution-says-eide/

IMF, World Bank want single Cyprus economy

UN Special Envoy Espen Barth Eide has informed the two community leaders on the island that both the IMF and the World Bank are calling for a single economy for Cyprus in the event of a solution. According to reports in Phileleftheros on Monday, the comments were made during a recent seminar that took place

Eide attends first meeting of bicommunal Technical Committee on Education

The bicommunal Technical Committee on Education had its first meeting on Thursday, attended by UN Secretary General`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide. Eide said in a post on his twitter account that he was happy to meet with the Committee on Education, noting that it was a crucial topic for future unity. Read the

Eide: Referendum could be held this year, but we do not want to put emphasis on time tables

Turkish Cypriot daily Halkin Sesi newspaper (17.01.16) reports that Espen Barth Eide, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser for Cyprus,has said that a referendum for the solution of the Cyprus problem could be held this year and added that it would be a pity if this “historic opportunity” was wasted. In statements to the paper’s correspondent in New York

Positive feedback from UN Security Council on Cyprus talks

The resolution on the renewal of UN Peace Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) mandate contains minor changes compared with last June’s resolution, diplomatic sources have todl the Cyprus News Agency, it said on Sunday. The same sources said the Cypriot mission to the UN would exert efforts to improve the paragraphs regarding missing persons, CNA

Eide optimistic a solution is near

UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide is optimistic that a solution is near, according to comments he made to Kathimerini newspaper published on Sunday. In the interview Eide said that the difference this time compared to the 2004 Annan plan was that the documents with the points agreed derived from the leaders of the two