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Cyprus & Energy. Peace & Prosperity in the Region: Wednesday 25 February 2015

Cyprus & Energy. Peace & Prosperity in the Region: Wednesday 25 February 2015

GUE/NGL Initiative

Cyprus and Energy, Peace and Prosperity in the Region

Place: ASP 1G02

Wednesday 25 February 2015

16:30-19:00

Programme

Opening by Gabi Zimmer, President of GUE/NGL

Main speakers:

Andros Kyprianou, Secretary General of C.C AKEL, Cyprus
Ali Gule, former President of DEV-IS
Dr. Charles Ellinas, former CEO of KRETYK

Coordination: Takis Hadjigeorgiou, Neoklis Sylikiotis

 

Talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem have been suspended since October 2014 following Turkey's violation of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Republic of Cyprus in violation of the Law of the Seas, UNCLOS. The hydrocarbon reserves discovered in the sea bed of the Republic of Cyprus' EEZ belong to Cyprus. Turkey has no right to challenge that.  With the solution of the Cyprus problem both communities would benefit from the natural resources and hence energy – now a source of tension – could become a uniting factor for a peaceful and prosperous future for both Greek-Cypriots and Turkish-Cypriots.  This would also have a positive influence in the region where recently discovered energy resources have become the cause of further external interventions and frictions.

The Cyprus problem has always been one of GUE/NGL priorities

GUE/NGL press contact:  Gianfranco Battistini + 32 475 646628

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CHRISTODOULOU Stelios

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