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‘Stranglehold of EAC carries on
Still a way to go before cheaper electricity despite passing of ‘landmark’ energy liberalisation bills.
Two months extension to Spehar out of necessity!
Irresolution even in the replacement of the special representative of the UNSG.
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- Deterrent leap in Greece, defensive hole in Cyprus
- Nikos Peristianis: Questions on the President’s positions
- Turkey’s concern: Indias’ key role in the geopolitical axis of Greece-Gulf
- Agreement with France: Greece’s geopolitical fingerprint is extending to the east of Cyprus
- Savvas Iacovides (opinion): With false red herrings and obligations Turkish aggression is not being dealt with
- Andreas Theophanous (opinion): Overriding duty the survival of the Republic of Cyprus
- Lazaros Mavros (opinion): Parading for the 61 years of the Republic of Cyprus
- Andreas S. Angelides (opinion): The bindingness of EHCR decisions
Halloumi-Hellim, one product-one Cyprus
Agriculture minister Costas Kadis talks to ‘P’ about the designation of origin.
- Cyprus problem: Why doesn’t Guterres have anything to say? A state that no one loved
- The dysfunctionality of the ’60s Constitution were visible from the beginning: ‘P’ reveals a letter sent by Kucuk to Makarios dated 12/9/1961
- Niyazi Kizilyurek: Ethnocentrism does not form good citizens
- Anke Schlimm: I will support the effort for mutual understanding between GCs and TCs
The Green Line a ‘minefield’
Foreign Affairs Commissioner to ‘Ph’: Migrant flows are beyond the capabilities of Cyprus. Message by Nouris to Brussels: We are an external border of Europe that must be protected.
- Republic of Cyprus in the line of fire: Turkey putting the United Nations on ‘ice’
- More grey in US-Turkey relations
- Annita Demetriou to ‘Ph’: The first interview – Parliament must become a standard of functionality
Alliance games for the presidential elections
A romance is developing between Averof and Nicholas at the moment that Stephanos is counting his moves.
- Cyprus problem: New York locked the drawback
- Diplomacy: Strong cooperation between Cyprus-Israel
- Commission: There are concerns about Pournara
Today’s march is a strong message against partition
AKEL asking for an abandonment of acrobatics in the Cyprus problem.
- Cemal Ozyigit: Anastasiades also talked to Cavusoglu about a two-state solution
- Nikos Moudouros: The result of the trilateral meeting in New York confirmed disagreements
- Culture: The arts and Culture can unite and contribute towards peace
- Halloumi: It arrived in the PDO era. What the consumer must know.
AKEL’s recipe for partition
Harsh response from the government and DISY to the ‘joint announcement’ that AKEL and communist parties will approve today and which undermines the Republic of Cyprus. Marios Pelekanos: In the 650 words of the ‘joint announcement’ the word ‘Turkey’ doesn’t appear even once. And not only this: They’re conflating the illegal, threatening, blackmailing military actions of Turkey with the legal actions of the Republic of Cyprus.
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Grim Cyprob picture after New York trilateral
Alithia, Haravgi, Kathimerini, Phileleftheros, Politis
The papers report on the grim Cyprob picture after the trilateral meeting in New York between UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the two leaders, with the chances of the UN issuing an announcement on the meeting appearing to be slim.
Kathimerini reports impasse reached in view of the possibility of the appointment of a UN special envoy becoming more and more distant, a joint announcement has proved impossible, and Nicosia returning from New York with empty hands. These difficulties are made even more acute by the fact that any chances for developments before the presidential elections of 2023 appear to be slim, but also by the possibility that any discussion will likely be limited to confidence-building measures (CBMs) and technical committees as sought by Turkey to promote a two-state solution, the paper writes.
Regarding the matter of the replacement of UN special representative Elizabeth Spehar, Kathimerini reports that Turkey rejected the possibility of Melissa Parke taking over her role due to a critical stance on Turkey’s policies expressed in the past, with the dailies reporting that Canadian Colin Stewart, who held the post of the UNSG’s special envoy to Western Sahara, now constituting the most likely scenario. Until he is approved as Spehar’s replacement, however, Spehar’s stay on the island appears to be getting extended.
Politis reports that the outcome of the New York informal trilateral is that the UN and the UNSG have reached their limits in their attempts to manage Cyprob, with the meeting showing that we are at the beginning of the end of the process followed so far, which in the past, even with the disagreements, always began with some necessary concessions from both sides.
On the fact that the UN has yet to issue an announcement on the informal meeting, Politis reports that Deputy Spokesman for the UNSG Farhan Haq said that if an announcement has yet to be issued, it is not because the matter has been forgotten, but because a conscious decision has been taken to not say about it.
Citing diplomatic sources, Politis reports that the UNSG realised that Cyprob is not just at a point of irresolution or one in which both sides are trying to buy time, but that the process has reached a true impasse. The paper writes that the UNSG was faced with a TC side that refused to back down if its demands weren’t met, and with the demand that both parties must give their consent for any decisions he makes, blocking any moves by the UNSG aiming to resurrect the process, including the appointment of any representatives.
Politis reports that the impasse in which Nicosia is places as well as the impact of President Nicos Anatasiades’ often chaotic policies will likely be made clear during Monday’s National Council session.
In an interview with Haravgi, leader of the Communal Democracy Party (TDP) Cemal Ozyigit said that nothing was achieved at the New York trilateral since each leader is trying to point out the wrongs of the other and to play a blame game. Ozyigit also said Anastasiades’ positions are implicit in Turkey’s current reluctance to discuss anything other than a two-state solution, since during his time as leader he expressed many differing opinons, starting from a decentralised federation, then moving to a loose federation and then on July 6, 2017 in Crans-Montana, he discussed a two-state solution with Turkish Foreign Minister Melvut Cavusoglu behind closed doors. Now, Ozyigit said, he is proposing a return to the ‘60s Constitution as a transitional move before a definitive solution, but said this only serves to buy time until he hands over his role.
Haravgi also reports on the statements issued by AKEL leader Stefanos Stefanou, who said any acrobatics in the management of Cyprob must be abandoned and an effort must be made to resume negotiations from where they left off in Crans-Montana in order to continue discussing the Guterres framework and to preserve past convergences. Stefanou also said that AKEL will continue fighting until Cyprus sees justice.
Meanwhile, Alithia reports on a joint announcement set to be approved today which was drafted by AKEL along with TC and other communist parties abroad in response to the Cyprob impasse. The paper reports that though the announcement was meant to condemn Turkish intransigence, it also criticises the Republic of Cyprus (Roc), by conflating the RoC with Turkey and the north by stating that it is creating a negative atmosphere in the Cyprus problem. The announcement also criticises the leaders of Greece and Cyprus, stating that they are using their time at the UN General Assembly not promoting Cyprob but trying to score PR points.
According to Alithia, responding to the announcement, government spokesman Marios Pelekanos said the announcement does not feature Turkey even once, adding that what AKEL is proposing is a recipe for a non-solution and for a permanent partition. He said that though AKEL believes that by criticising Anastasiades and conflating him with TC leader Ersin Tatar it is working to bring a solution closer, it is ignoring realities.
>> Nothing was achieved at the New York trilateral since each leader is trying to point out the wrongs of the other and to play a blame game
>> Anastasiades’ positions are implicit in Turkey’s current reluctance to discuss anything other than a two-state solution
>> On July 6, 2017 in Crans-Montana, Anastasiades discussed a two-state solution with Cavusoglu behind closed doors
>> Proposal to return to ’60s Constitution only serves to buy time until he hands over his role
>> Any acrobatics in the management of Cyprob must be abandoned
>> An effort must be made to resume negotiations from where they left off in Crans-Montana in order to continue discussing the Guterres framework and to preserve past convergences
>> What AKEL is proposing is a recipe for a non-solution and for a permanent partition