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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has expressed his regret over Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci`s decision not to attend their meeting on February 23, in the framework of their UN-led negotiations on the Cyprus problem, and his readiness to continue the dialogue at any moment.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (L) – Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (R)

In a post on twitter, Anastasiades said: “I feel regret about Akinci`s decision not to attend the meeting tomorrow. I am ready to continue the dialogue at any moment.”

The Cyprus government announced on Wednesday that it was informed by the UN that due to Turkish Cypriot leader`s refusal to attend, the meeting between Anastasiades and Akinci will not take place.

The Turkish Cypriot leader walked out of a meeting last week, in the framework of the UN-backed negotiations on the Cyprus problem, shortly after it began, because the Cypriot Parliament took a decision to commemorate in schools, by form of a reference, the 1950 referendum, favouring “enosis”, union with Greece. Although President Anastasiades has stressed that the decision does not in any way mean a change of policy on the solution and in spite of the fact that the National Council issued a statement reiterating this, Akinci demands withdrawal of the House decision.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-backed talks since May 2015 with an aim to reunify the island under a federal roof.


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UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan has repeated the British government’s position that it stands ready to accept any negotiated security framework for a reunited Cyprus, avoiding, however, to engage in a direct discussion on whether there should be any place for third country guarantees.

Sir Alan Duncan: “It’s up to the two sides to decide what kind of future security will enable both communities to feel secure.”

During a Foreign Affairs questions session in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning, Sir Alan was asked by the Conservative north London MP Theresa Villiers whether he would agree that “third country guarantees should have no place in a new settlement for Cyprus because Cypriots should be able to determine their own future without the threat of external military intervention.”

The Europe Minister said: “It’s up to the two sides to decide what kind of future security arrangements they want for a united Cyprus that will enable both communities to feel secure. And so as a guarantor power the UK is playing a supportive role and is open to any arrangement which is acceptable to the two communities.”

Sir Alan welcomed the Cypriot leaders’ commitment to resuming political level talks next month. “We are keen to maintain momentum and stand ready to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion,” he added.

David Burrowes, another north London Conservative MP, asked the minister whether he agreed with the view from the APPG for Cyprus members who visited the island last week that the best hope for a solution is the dedication and courage of both Cypriot leaders freely negotiating and the realisation from the communities that the status quo of a divided Cyprus is untenable, and also that Turkey needs to “get that” when it comes to security and guarantees.

In his response Sir Alan Duncan commended the leaders of the Greek-Cypriot and the Turkish-Cypriot communities for their “good faith and dedication” and for working “tirelessly” towards a solution.

“There are other ingredients that are necessary, such as the cooperation of the two main countries next door, Greece and Turkey; and of course finally, and this is very important, successful referendums within each community,” said the Minister for Europe.


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President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades called on the Turkish Cypriot leader to abandon his accusations and return to the negotiating table in a constructive manner, with a view to reach a solution in Cyprus that would meet the expectations of both communities.

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades

Speaking at the Presidential Palace, after Thursday`s meeting between himself and T/C leader Mustafa Akinci, President Anastasiades expressed sorrow for the outcome of the meeting.

During their short meeting in the framework of the negotiations for a Cyprus solution, which began at 1000 in the morning local time, Anastasiades and Akinci elaborated on their positions as regards a decision taken by the Cypriot Parliament on Friday to commemorate the 1950 Enosis Referendum in schools.

President Anastasiades stressed that while the discussion was taking place in a friendly and constructive manner, after a short break as a result of a disagreement between the Greek Cypriot side and the UN, the Turkish Cypriot delegation left the meeting without any reason.

The President said that the Turkish Cypriot leader`s claims as to what happened during today`s meeting are not the real facts and expressed his belief that UNSG`s Special Advisor for Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, who was present at the meeting, will set things straight.

Replying to a question, the President expressed the view that the stance of the Turkish Cypriot side during today`s meeting had been decided in advance.

He emphasized that the Greek Cypriot side and himself remain fully committed to the achievement of a viable and functional solution of the Cyprus problem, and the continuation of the dialogue as agreed before the UN Secretary General on the 12th of January 2017.

The President said that UNSG Envoy Espen Barth Eide tried to convince the Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to return, however he was uncompromising.

President Anastasiades explained that during the meeting Akinci reiterated what he publicly has stated in relation to the concerns of the Turkish Cypriot community because of the decision taken by the House of Representatives, to commemorate in schools a referendum held in 1950 in favor of Cyprus` union with Greece. He pointed out that he explained to Akinci that these concerns are not justified and he referred to the unanimous statement by the National Council taken on Monday, which clearly underlines that the objective is not the union with Greece and is not of course the partition. He also repeated that the Turkish Cypriot side cannot doubt the will of the Greek Cypriots for a solution.

President Anastasiades said that the unanimous statement of the National Council speaks of the commitment to a solution that is fully compatible with the resolutions of the UN General Assembly as well as the Security Council resolutions.

He also repeated that he will not allow anyone to doubt or question our side’s sincere will for a solution that will be accepted by both communities.

The President said that during today’s meeting he referred to various incidents that disregard the sensitivities of the Greek Cypriot community, pointing out that he never sought to stop the dialogue, he did not ask the Turkish Cypriot leader to assume any responsibility or to correct the decisions taken by the political parties in the Turkish Cypriot community.

Furthermore, the President said that he highlighted the progress that has been achieved and the fact that it is important to focus on continuing the negotiations in order to address the remaining differences.

President Anastasiades added that in today’s meeting he pointed out that one should not seek excuses in order to avoid the assumption of responsibility that Turkey bears or to allow Turkey to raise demands that do not concern the interests of the Cypriot people.

He went on to say that such approaches undermine the whole process and are not consistent with is publicly proclaimed. The President called on Turkey once again to contribute to solving fundamental issues of the Cyprus problem that have to do with the concerns of the Greek Cypriot community.

He said that inappropriate or unnecessary decisions or statements give pretext to Turkey or the Turkish Cypriot community and they are exploited in order for them to avoid taking any responsibility.

The President of the Republic also went on to say that the Greek Cypriot side remains fully committed to finding a viable and functional solution and to the continuation of the dialogue as agreed before the UN Secretary General in Geneva on January 12, 2017.

He urged the Turkish Cypriot leader to return to the dialogue and show constructive spirit so that they can achieve a comprehensive solution that meets the expectations of both communities.

Invited to comment on a statement by the Turkish Cypriot leader that it was the President who first walked out of the meeting, he said that the journalists themselves are witnesses to what happened as they were informed from the Turkish Cypriot media that Akinci left the talks, while he (the President) arrived that the Presidential Palace at least half an hour later as he was waiting for Special Envoy Eide to convince Akinci to return to the negotiating table.
Asked about the UN stance and Eide’s efforts, the President said that Eide made an attempt to create an environment of understanding and while referring to the concerns expressed by the Turkish Cypriots, he suggested that they are maybe wrong or right.

He explained that he responded to that saying that it is not accepted for him to doubt the will and intentions of the Greek Cypriot side, especially having witnessed after two years, the stance of the Greek Cypriot side.

The President said that after that, he asked for a small break and while he was outside, the Turkish Cypriot leader and his team walked out. He went on to say that not even Eide himself realised what had happened, he remained in the room and he did not go out to greet the leaders and their teams, as he always does.

He pointed out that Akinci’s statements do not respond to the real situation, adding that he wishes to be really careful in what he says as he does not want to exacerbate the situation. He also expressed his hope that Eide will state the real facts, adding that he will also brief the UNSG on the incident and the accurate facts.

He also spoke about events that are celebrated by the Turkish Cypriots that offend the Greek Cypriots.
President Anastasiades also said that never before an issue was brought up about the celebrations for April 1st, which mark the anniversary of the Cypriot anti-colonial liberation struggle of 1955-1959 and represent the desire and objective for union with Greece.

He pointed out that if our wish is the reunification of our country, we must abandon any pretexts and focus on what is important and crucial in order to give our country hope.

The Republic of Cyprus has been divided since 1974. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.


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A cross-party delegation from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cyprus recently visited Cyprus to express the support of the British Parliament for the ongoing negotiations to reunite the island and its people.

The all party parliamentary group with the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Nanastasiades

The delegation was led by APPG Chairman, Sir Roger Gale MP and included Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, David Burrowes MP, Stephen Hepburn MP, Steven Paterson MP, Matthew Offord MP and Baroness Massey. The delegation was accompanied by Federation President, Christos Karaolis.

The delegation met with President Anastasiades to discuss the progress, as well as some of the crucial issues still to be resolved in the negotiations to reunite Cyprus, as well as the ongoing Brexit negotiations. In the meeting, President Anastasiades thanked the parliamentary delegation for their longstanding friendship and encouraged them to continue their support for Cyprus. He went on to express his strong desire for a solution to reunite Cyprus, despite the challenges faced.

The delegation also met with the President of the House Representatives Demetris Syllouris, the Greek-Cypriot Chief Negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis, members of the House Standing Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, as well as the Mayors of the Occupied Municipalities.

The APPG delegation welcomed the progress made in the current negotiations and acknowledged the legitimate concerns expressed over some of the remaining open issues including security and guarantees, refugee property and territory as well as the funding and implementation of a solution.

The delegation also discussed the issue of the Missing Persons and Enclaved both with the Presidential Commissioner Mr Photiou as well as the House Standing Committee on Refugees, Enclaved, Missing and Adversely Affected Persons.

The delegation committed to continuing to vocally support Cyprus in the British Parliament and raising the issues discussed and concerns expressed with the British Government and in Parliament.

Chairman of the APPG, Sir Roger Gale MP (Conservative) said “There are clearly very significant issues that still have to be resolved but the benefits to both communities when an agreement is reached are enormous. Both sides have shown great political courage and goodwill. We hope that Cypriots will be given a chance to negotiate a settlement, without external influence, that will gain approval in referendums”.

APPG Vice Chairman, David Burrowes MP (Conservative), said “At this crucial time in the negotiations we came to Cyprus as British Parliamentarians across parties and Parliament to show our support for a solution. We were struck by the dedication and courage being shown to reach a settlement. We also recognise the challenges on security and guarantees and need for the UK to do all it can, particularly in its relationship with Turkey, to support an independent reunited European nation free of Turkish troops”.

Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP (Conservative), said “I felt it was important to visit Cyprus at this crucial time in the long-running negotiations between the two sides. For 17 years, I have been supporting the Cyprus cause and calling for the reunification of the island. I welcome the hard work done by President Anastasiades and Mr Akinci which I hope is bringing us closer to a settlement.” She went on to say “My visit has left me in no doubt that this will not be easy, but I believe that both leaders are sincere in their efforts to try to bridge the divisions between them. There was a clear message from everyone we met that there could only be a successful conclusion to the talks if Ankara was prepared to let Cypriots determine their own future. Issues around security also remain very sensitive and difficult to resolve. I and my parliamentary colleagues gave our full support to the process and encouraged all the Cypriot leaders we met to continue to strive to reach the goal of a just, balanced and lasting solution to reunite Cypriots.”

Stephen Hepburn MP (Labour), said “It was an honour to visit Cyprus at this crucial time in its history. The briefings we received from the highest levels were extremely informative. Despite the challenges, I am most impressed with the commitment to do the best thing for all of the Cypriots across the whole of this beautiful island by delivering a solution that secures the return of refugees, resolves the issue of the Missing Persons and meets the security needs of both communities through Cyprus’ membership of the EU and UN”.

Steven Paterson MP (Scottish National Party), said “The opportunity to meet political leaders here in Cyprus has been extremely valuable and informative, and I am extremely heartened by the optimism that despite the challenges there clearly are, there is a huge opportunity to build on the progress made in recent years in the political situation here to the benefit of both Cypriot communities.”  He went on to say “Scotland’s relationship with Cyprus is close and longstanding, and we fully support Cyprus in moving forward to a positive and prosperous future.”

Baroness Massey (Labour), said “I found the APPG visit to Cyprus frank and open. It was clear that the current window of opportunity in the negotiations between President Anastasiades and Mr Akinci is crucial. Much progress has been made in the negotiations, however it is clear that Turkey now has a crucial role to play. We will continue to offer our full support in Parliament”.

Matthew Offord (Conservative) said “This is a momentous moment in the history of Cyprus and one that is vital to the future of the island. Separation of the two communities has continued for too long and now is the time for a solution to be agreed. President Anastasiades and Mr Akinci have to be applauded for their bravery in instigating and persevering with the talks and I urge them to continue and not be distracted by others, who have an interest in maintaining the status quo. There is clearly further work to be undertaken in order that an agreement – which is supported by both Turkish and Greek Cypriots – can be presented in the form of a referendum. This is a once in a generation opportunity and during our visit I emphasised that the United Kingdom will undertake any action considered necessary in order that Cyprus can, once again, be a united island.

The President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, Christos Karaolis, said “I welcome the continued support of our Parliamentary friends, especially at this crucial time in the negotiations. Significant progress has been made over the last two years, however it is becoming clear to all that the key to reuniting Cyprus, and resolving these outstanding crucial issues, lies in Turkey. Anachronistic guarantees and foreign troops have no place in a reunited Cyprus”. He went on to say “President Anastasiades continues to have the full support of UK Cypriot diaspora”.


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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci continued on Thursday their talks aiming to reach convergences on the issues which are still pending at the negotiations on the Cyprus problem by discussing the chapter of governance.

President Nicos Anastasiades (Left) – Turkish leader Mustafa Akinci (R)

In statements upon his arrival at the Presidential Palace Anastasiades said that relative progress has been achieved adding at the same time that quite a lot of work remains to be done. Furthermore he said that the various chapters will be discussed interdependently.

Asked if the date for the convening of the next session of the Conference on Cyprus has been agreed, Anastasiades said that it will probably take place after the 13th of March.

In his statements, Anastasiades said that the negotiators of the two sides have written down “the convergences, the slightest divergences and the big divergences” and that on the basis of this preparation the two leaders began their discussion to see how more differences are transformed into convergences. He added that today they discussed the chapter of Governance.

He said that relative progress was achieved but quite a lot of work remains to be done. Furthermore he noted that discussion on the various chapters will take place interdependently “to achieve, on the basis of everything that has been also agreed in the past, the biggest possible convergences before the Conference on Cyprus”

Asked if the UNSG`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide informed them on his recent meetings with the guarantor powers, Anastasiades said that they have a picture about what happened in those meetings.

He added that “the general picture is that the intention of the involved parties is to reach a solution as soon as possible,” adding that this will become apparent at the negotiating table so that “we do not rest on the various assurances.”

Responding to another question, Anastasiades said that they did not discuss today about the issue of the four fundamental freedoms.

The Conference on Cyprus convened, on January 12, in Geneva, under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, with the participation of Anastasiades and Akinci, the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom as guarantor powers, and in the presence of the European Union as an observer, to address the issue of security and guarantees, a crucial chapter in discussions for a Cyprus settlement.

The Conference decided to establish a working group at the level of deputies to identify specific questions and the instruments needed to address them, and that the Conference will continue at political level immediately thereafter to review the outcome of the working group’s discussions.

In parallel, according to the decision, the negotiations on outstanding issues in the other chapters will continue between the two sides in Cyprus.

The working group of deputies met in Mont-Pelerin, Switzerland, on January 18-19, and according to Eide “successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the Conference.”

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led negotiations since May 2015, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.


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Negotiators of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot side, Andreas Mavroyiannis and Ozdil Nami, will present on Thursday to Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci the pending issues of the chapters discussed at the talks on the Cyprus problem, and the two leaders will decide on how to proceed with the discussion of these issues.

Andreas Mavroyiannis (L) –
Ozdil Nami (R)

The two negotiators met on Tuesday to look into the pending issues which they will present to the leaders during their meeting on Thursday, in the framework of their UN-led talks negotiations aiming to solve the problem of Cyprus, and then Anastasiades and Akinci will decide on how they will proceed with their discussion, a well-informed source has told CNA. It added that the aim is to minimize the differences and achieve co-understanding.

As regards the discussion of the issue of security and guarantees, it noted that a brainstorming is expected to take place between the leaders during their talks in Nicosia and in view of the continuation of the Conference on Cyprus at the political level, expected to take place in March.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said on Monday that “we will probably have in the second half of March a meeting of the guarantor powers` Foreign Ministers, the President of the Republic of Cyprus and the representative of the Turkish Cypriot community.”

Anastasiades and Akinci, who had a meeting on February 1, in the framework of UN-led talks on the Cyprus problem, requested the United Nations to prepare, in consultation with the guarantor powers, for the continuation of the Conference on Cyprus at political level in early March.

They also decided that they will meet weekly through the month of February to address outstanding issues and that their negotiators will also continue their regular meetings.

The Conference on Cyprus convened, on January 12, in Geneva, under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, with the participation of Anastasiades and Akinci, the Foreign Ministers of Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom as guarantor powers, and in the presence of the European Union as an observer, to address the issue of security and guarantees, a crucial chapter in discussions for a Cyprus settlement.

The Conference decided to establish a working group at the level of deputies to identify specific questions and the instruments needed to address them, and that the Conference will continue at political level immediately thereafter to review the outcome of the working group’s discussions.

In parallel, according to the decision, the negotiations on outstanding issues in the other chapters will continue between the two sides in Cyprus.

The working group of deputies met in Mont-Pelerin, Switzerland, on January 18-19, and according to the UNSG`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide “successfully completed the mandate entrusted to it by the Conference.”

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led negotiations since May 2015, with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.


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President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have consultations, on a political level, in either Nicosia or Athens but definitely before a new conference on Cyprus, according to CNA sources.

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades (L) – Greek PM Alexis Tsipras (R)

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will have consultations, on a political level, in either Nicosia or Athens but definitely before a new conference on Cyprus, according to CNA sources.

Well informed diplomatic sources have said that most probably the Greek Premier will visit Cyprus and both sides are in consultation to finalize the date.

The same sources said there are different issues which the two sides need to discuss at a high level which concern the continuation of the conference on Cyprus, namely Turkey`s demand for its citizens to enjoy the four fundamental freedoms in Cyprus after a solution like Greek nationals. The two sides will also discuss Greco-turkish relations and Turkey-EU customs union.

Meanwhile, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, who is currently in Athens for a series of meetings, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias, the PM`s diplomatic advisor Vangelis Kalpadakis and George Katrougkalos, Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, responsible for European Affairs and International Economic Relations.

CNA has learned that during discussions, the two sides talked about the Turkish demand for the four freedoms, how Turkey is trying to associate this issue with security and guarantees in Cyprus and how Athens and Nicosia, together with the EU, are handling it.

The same sources said that based on Cyprus` negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis` contacts in Brussels, community officials understand that this is an issue which concerns the EU in its entirety.

Currently, they noted, efforts are underway to start the dialogue that will upgrade Turkey`s custom union with the EU and Spokesman Christodoulides discussed this issue with Katrougkalos.

Referring to Greco-Turkish relations, the sources said that Turkey`s non-compliance with international law causes concern.

Meanwhile, UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide will meet on Friday with the Greek Foreign Minister, CNA has learned.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, namely President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, are currently engaged in UN-led talks with an aim to reunify the country under a federal roof.

Well informed diplomatic sources have said that most probably the Greek Premier will visit Cyprus and both sides are in consultation to finalize the date.

The same sources said there are different issues which the two sides need to discuss at a high level which concern the continuation of the conference on Cyprus, namely Turkey`s demand for its citizens to enjoy the four fundamental freedoms in Cyprus after a solution like Greek nationals. The two sides will also discuss Greco-turkish relations and Turkey-EU customs union.

Meanwhile, Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides, who is currently in Athens for a series of meetings, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias, the PM`s diplomatic advisor Vangelis Kalpadakis and George Katrougkalos, Alternate Minister for Foreign Affairs, responsible for European Affairs and International Economic Relations.

CNA has learned that during discussions, the two sides talked about the Turkish demand for the four freedoms, how Turkey is trying to associate this issue with security and guarantees in Cyprus and how Athens and Nicosia, together with the EU, are handling it.

The same sources said that based on Cyprus` negotiator Andreas Mavroyiannis` contacts in Brussels, community officials understand that this is an issue which concerns the EU in its entirety.

Currently, they noted, efforts are underway to start the dialogue that will upgrade Turkey`s custom union with the EU and Spokesman Christodoulides discussed this issue with Katrougkalos.

Referring to Greco-Turkish relations, the sources said that Turkey`s non-compliance with international law causes concern.

Meanwhile, UN Special Advisor Espen Barth Eide will meet on Friday with the Greek Foreign Minister, CNA has learned.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. The leaders of the two communities in Cyprus, namely President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, are currently engaged in UN-led talks with an aim to reunify the country under a federal roof.


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Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades described Wednesday’s meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci as “creative”, as they continue their talks in the framework of UN-led negotiations to solve the Cyprus problem.

President Anastasiades (L) – Mustafa Mustafa Akinci (R)

He also said they discussed the way forward for the negotiations.

In statements on his return at the Presidential Palace from the meeting, Anastasiades referred to the statement which the UN issued about the meeting, which announced their decision to meet again on February 9 and request the UN to prepare the continuation of the Conference on Cyprus in early March.

Asked if they discussed Turkey’s demand that Turkish citizens should enjoy the four fundamental freedoms of the EU after a solution in Cyprus, he said they did not, adding that they also talked about the methodology to be followed from now on.

Responding to a question about statements made recently by Turkish officials, Anastasiades said that he raised this issue during his meeting with Akinci on Wednesday as he did during his meeting with the UNSG`s Special Adviser on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide on Tuesday, noting that if fewer statements are made, this “will contribute to the positive climate that we want to prevail” in the dialogue between the communities in Cyprus.

Therefore, the President noted, any statements either overoptimistic or otherwise do not contribute to what the leaders of the two communities are pursuing.

Asked if he is worried by the tension between Greece and Turkey, Anastasiades said that this is a negative development. At the same time he expressed hope that problems will be overcome.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied 37% of its territory. Anastasiades and Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May 2015 with a view to reunite the island under a federal roof.


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1ος Παγκύπριος μαθητικός διαγωνισμός Λαογραφίας, οργανώνεται από το Πανεπιστήμιο Νεάπολις Πάφου.  Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής έχουν και όλοι οι μαθητές και μαθήτριες των παροικιακών σχολείων του Λονδίνου.

 

Τα θέματα του διαγωνισμού αφορούν στις πιο κάτω θεματικές ενότητες:

α)  Ποίηση  (με λαογραφικό περιεχόμενο)

β)  Παραδοσιακό τραγούδι

γ)  Παράδοση – λαϊκός πολιτισμός – λαϊκοί τεχνίτες

Για οποιεσδήποτε άλλες πληροφορίες για κάθε επιμέρους ενότητα καθώς και κανονισμούς, μπορείτε να  απευθύνεστε στα τηλέφωνα/ Ε-mail:

α) κύριος Ξενοφών Παναγή (Φιλόλογος, Β.Δ) 99478392/ tosoda@cytanet.com.cy   (για Α΄ Ενότητα: Ποίηση)

β) Δρ. Στάλω Γεωργίου  (Καθηγήτρια Μουσικής- Μουσικοσυνθέτης, Πανεπιστήμιο Νεάπολις 26-843347/ stalo.georgiou@nup.ac.cy  (για Β΄Ενότητα: Παραδοσιακό    Τραγούδι)

γ) κύριος Σταύρος Χριστοδούλου (Ιστορικός- Ερευνητής, Πανεπιστήμιο Νεάπολις) 26-843331/ stavros.christodoulou@nup.ac.cy (για Γ΄ Ενότητα: Παράδοση- Λαϊκός Πολιτισμός- Λαϊκοί Τεχνίτες)

 

Θα δοθούν βραβεία στα έργα που θα κριθούν τα καλύτερα από ειδική κριτική επιτροπή.

Τελευταία ημερομηνία υποβολής έργων είναι η 28η Φεβρουαρίου 2017.


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The negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side at the ongoing talks for a Cyprus settlement, Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis is in Brussels on Tuesday to conclude a series of meetings with President Jean Claude Juncker`s Cabinet.

The negotiator of the Greek Cypriot side, Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis

Chief Commission Spokesman Margaritis Schinas, confirmed that “Mr Mavrogiannis is today in Brussels and as we speak in this very building” for a series of important meetings.

Asked to elaborate on the framework of his meetings, Schinas recalled the Nami – Mavrogiannis visit to President Juncker, earlier in 2016 “which is very normal given the central role the Commission plays in the Cyprus settlement talks”.

Andreas Mavroyiannis is meeting the Head of the Juncker Cabinet, Martin Selmayer and EC Directorate General of Legal affairs chief Louis Romero.


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