There was a major meeting this week between European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker and negotiators: EUROPEAN Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker joined the chief negotiators of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot sides, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami during a meeting they … Continue reading
The major news this week is that Turkey is reportedly open to negotiating the issue of guarantees. As reported by InCyprus: Turkey is willing to negotiate the thorny issue of guarantees in a re-united federal Cyprus and this is ground … Continue reading
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In a landmark meeting, UN Secertary General Ban Ki-moon met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish community leader Mustafa Akinci this week on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos: Optimism about the reunification of Cyprus reached … Continue reading
George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer and member of the British Conservative Party, made a swipe at Greece’s former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis this week, using the stolen Parthenon Marbles as the basis for his political attack: During an exchange with … Continue reading
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We begin this week’s roundup with statements by Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades regarding red lines in peace negotiations. From The Financial Times: Mr Anastasiades was emphatic that no deal was possible unless Turkey withdrew its forces, and unless Cyprus’s security … Continue reading
Espen Barth Eide, UN mediator on Cyprus, struck a cautiously optimistic tune on the progress of peace negotiations this week: The United Nations mediator for the Cyprus issue, Espen Barth Eide, has told Kathimerini that he is convinced Cypriot President … Continue reading
We begin today’s roundup with statements by Cyprus House President Yiannakis Omirou which set the tone for 2016: Speaking on Monday during visits to army camps on the occasion of Christmas and New Year, Omirou said that we want a … Continue reading
During his end-of-year press conference on December 17th, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said that a deal on Cyprus is “within reach.” Expanding on that, his Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide added: “One of the very positive developments … Continue reading