Daily Archives: February 20, 2004

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What changes do they want?

Greek Cypriot side 1. A year has passed since the last version of the plan and certain things have changed on the ground, requiring alterations to the plan: a) Cyprus has already signed the EU accession treaty so provisions in that respect need to be changed; b) the partial lifting of restrictions on free movement between Greek and Turkish Cypriot sides has shown a desire and a capacity to live t

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “Financial headache”. Talks to solve the Cyprus problem before May 1 began at Nicosia airport yesterday. But, according to the paper’s sources, the central matter expected to occupy the technical committees was the implementation of a communal status quo in the Turkish Cypriot recommended state.

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Weather set to clear up for holiday weekend

THE WEATHER is expected to clear up with sunshine for the Green Monday holiday that marks the start of Lent, Meteorological head Kyriacos Theofilou said yesterday. Today, the weather is expected to be clear in the morning, but clouds will build up and scattered showers could fall across the island with of snow on the higher grounds, Theofilou said.

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Upbeat Verheugen warns of invasion of EU officials

E.U. COMMISSIONER for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen left Cyprus yesterday with the underlying notion that the prospect of a settlement to the long-standing Cyprus problem looked more promising than ever. On top of all that, his turbulent relationship with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash seems to have started on a whole new footing.

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‘No’ campaign gears up as talks begin

THE BATTLE has begun to win the hearts and minds of Greek Cypriots on the Annan plan ahead of a referendum in exactly two months’ time. While there is little concern over how the Turkish Cypriot vote will go, with the majority in the north expected to accept the plan, there is a real concern that Greek Cypriots will swing the other way.

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Small bomb targets Talat on eve of talks

MESSAGES of condemnation poured in yesterday following the explosion of a small device outside the residence of Turkish Cypriot ‘Prime Minister’ Mehmet Ali Talat early in the morning. The explosion, which happened at around 1.30am, caused superficial damage to windows and walls in the building, which also houses a pharmacy owned by Talat’s wife.

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Sigma poll predicts doom for solution

THE MAJORITY of Greek Cypriots would vote against UN Secretary-general Kofi Annan’s plan for a Cyprus settlement as it stands, according to the results of a poll revealed by SIGMA television last night. The poll was conducted on the eve of the latest crucial round of negotiations between the two sides.

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