Athens and Nicosia are still trying to figure out what is behind Turkey's recent decision to open up Maronite villages and the “ghost city” of Famagusta (Varosha).
United Nations Special Advisor to Cyprus Espen Barth Eide has urged all sides to abandon the blame game following the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana and to reflect on what the next steps should be.
A joint declaration made by European Union leaders during the EU-Western Balkans Summit in Thessaloniki in 2003 claimed that “The future of the Balkans is within the European Union.”
Athens remains on high diplomatic alert following the collapse of the Cyprus talks in Crans-Montana.
Αn effort to move close towards the reunification of Cyprus concluded in the early hours on Friday when United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced the collapse of talks after nine days in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.
Crucial talks to focus on the core issues of the Cyprus problem are expected to begin on Monday in the resort of Crans-Montana of Switzerland.
A new round of talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus is due to begin in Switzerland this week under the auspices of the United Nations.
Athens is seeking a way to move towards a normalisation of Greek–Turkish relations through Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s visit to Greece on Monday, when he held substantial talks with Greek Premier Alexis Tsipras.
Athens has blocked a European Union statement at the United Nations that aimed to strongly criticise China’s human rights record.
The new government in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is considering new proposals regarding its provisional name in order to overcome its name dispute with Greece and become a NATO member.