About: Cyprus problem

Enlargement 11-08-2017

Cyprus president: Turkish side acting ‘outside UN parameters’ in reunification talks

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades expressed his willingness to return to the negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem after the failure of the talks last month.

Global Europe 01-08-2017

Berlin wants more EU pressure on Turkey, asks to freeze customs union talks

Berlin is pushing the European Commission to halt talks with Turkey over updating the customs union, claiming that a continuation would send the “wrong signal” to Ankara.

Politics 28-07-2017

Commission seeks a ‘European solution’ to the Cyprus issue

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said yesterday (27 July) that the EU executive wants a “European solution” to the Cyprus issue.

Global Europe 17-07-2017

Greek FM: EU should be louder against Turkish ‘intervention rights’ in member states

EXCLUSIVE / In a wide-ranging interview, Greece's foreign minister on Sunday (16 July) outlined his country's position on the failed Cyprus reunification talks, scolding UN envoy Espen Barth Eide and rejecting "interventions rights" for Turkey in any future settlement. He also warned against expecting any breakthrough with FYROM.

Energy 11-07-2017

Turkey voices energy ambitions at World Petroleum Congress

Turkey, a country poor in energy resources, has voiced its ambitions to leverage its geographic position by becoming an even more important crossroads of supply routes and a giant energy hub, saying this would “improve” the EU’s energy security.

Global Europe 15-03-2016

Tusk goes to Turkey and Cyprus to finalise migrant deal

Council President Donald Tusk headed for talks today (15 March) in both Nicosia and Ankara, as part of a bid to finalise terms of an EU deal with Turkey to curb the flow of migrants to Europe, EU sources said.

Global Europe 18-03-2015

Polish MEP: Russians have no respect for human life

During a public event Tuesday (17 March), Ró?a Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein, a Polish MEP from the centre-right EPP, said and repeated that the Russians belong to a different culture, and that they have no respect for human life.

Future EU 09-07-2012

Northern Cypriots put hope in EU for reunification

Politicians and intellectuals from Northern Cyprus, divided from the South since 1974, called on France and Germany to push the island toward reunification, which would open the door to full EU membership benefits and avoid Turkish assimilation.