Cyprus Mail

Schulz confident 2016 settlement possible

EP President Martin Schulz

European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Thursday he was confident that a Cyprus settlement was possible in 2016.

Speaking at a press conference in Brussels, and according to a convenience translation of his remarks provided by the Cyprus News Agency, Schulz said: “One of the major opportunities we have this year is Cyprus. I think it is possible to achieve the reunification of Cyprus. Negotiations between the two communities on the island are looking very promising at the moment and we must do everything within the power of the EU institutions to ensure that we play our part in a constructive outcome.”

He added: “If we bring about reconciliation between the two communities then that would represent a huge step forward and it might be seen as a symbol of encouragement that if you show goodwill and patience you can overcome breaches, divides and that could be a source of inspiration for overcoming conflicts elsewhere.  So it is not my only source of hope but it is indeed a source of hope.”


Related Posts

House passes law on whistleblowers

Elias Hazou

Willingness to compromise on ‘draconian’ new health law, MPs told  

Elias Hazou

Coronavirus: Eleven deaths, 2,282 people test positive on Thursday (Updated)

Staff Reporter

Coronavirus: Tweak to testing rules at crossings

Elias Hazou

Over 600 sextortion complaints in past few months

Anna Savva

Music gigs to get the weekend moving

Eleni Philippou


Comments are closed.