The Cyprus Question: Can there be a breakthrough in 2006? Whether during 2006 there will be a breakthrough on the Cyprus problem is an important question which preoccupies Cypriots as well as key international players. In principle, both sides declare their commitment and willingness to work in a way so as to achieve a solution as soon as possible. At the … more


Jack Straw’s 2006 Cyprus Agenda. On 24-27 January, the British Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jack Straw, visited Cyprus, Turkey and Greece. A Foreign and Commonwealth Office press release said that during all three visits “the Foreign Secretary will discuss the prospects for a settlement in Cyprus. Turkey’s EU accession negotiations and bilateral issues”. At a press conference in … more


Sloppiness all round. In an interview with John Humphries on BBC radio on 1 February Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was asked to comment on George Bush’s tough words against Iran in his state of the union address. Straw, among other things, said that one had to bear in mind the different psychology of the US when dealing with Iran and pointed to the indelible mark left in the US psyche … more


The Cyprus Question – Round Table Discussion organized by the Research Center – Intercollege. The many parameters that define the framework of any possible new effort for a Cyprus settlement were addressed at a round-table discussion entitled “The CyprusQuestion: Can there be a breakthrough in 2006?” held at Intercollege, on 26 January. The gathering heard Professor… more


Press Conference: Educational kit for Young Farmers. At a press conference organized last Friday in the presence of Mr. Panicos Pouros, Director General of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, the Research Center – Intercollege presented an educational package entitled “Educational kit for Young Farmers”. The kit is the outcome of the collective work by … more


Europe, Turkey and Cyprus: Past, present and future. Round-Table Discussion organized by the French Embassy in Cyprus and the Research Center – Intercollege on February 1, 2006. Addressing a large audience at Intercollege, Alain Blondy, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sorbonne-Paris_IV, examined the circumstances which led to the creation of the European Union as… more