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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 10-03-12

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    The government of the Republic of Cyprus has received a legal opinion from experts on a recent ruling of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on property issues and President Demetris Christofias is planning a meeting to assess the situation, in addition to meetings with political parties, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou said on Friday.

    ``On the ECHR ruling concerning the eight pilot cases of Greek Cypriots relating to their properties in the northern Turkish occupied areas of the Republic, the government has requested and has already received an opinion from an expert,`` Stephanou said.

    He added that ``in order to assess and evaluate the situation, after the ECHR ruling, a meeting is being scheduled under the presidency of the President of the Republic, with the participation of the Law Office and the Presidential Commissioner.``

    ``The President of the Republic will also discuss the ECHR ruling with the political forces. He will also discuss further action on the matter,`` Stephanou said.

    Asked if the government sees any remedies in the opinion, Stephanou noted that, ``as the President of the Republic has recently said, in such cases we must be very careful,`` adding that ``we should await the discussion.``

    He also said that no date has yet been set for the meetings with the political forces, noting that this would happen soon.

    Replying to other questions, Stephanou said that ``we have before us two meetings with the Turkish Cypriot leader, in the context of the bicommunal dialogue,`` adding that ``from thereon we should wait for the necessary procedures, because we need to discuss the whole issue with seriousness.``


    Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Spyros Kouvelis, has reaffirmed the support of the Greek Prime Minister, the government and the Parliament to efforts by President Demetris Christofias in his efforts to achieve a political settlement in Cyprus, in the framework of UN Security Council resolutions and the aquis communitaire.

    Speaking after his meeting with President Christofias at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, Kouvelis said that they discussed bilateral cooperation in economic diplomacy and the attempted opening of the Greek economy to the Gulf countries.

    He was briefed about progress in Cyprus problem and he conveyed the support of Athens to the effort for the solution of the problem.

    I reassured once more that we promote and support the solution which will emerge from the ongoing dialogue and which will be in the framework of SC resolutions and aquis communautaire.


    Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou stressed on Friday that the government does not exercise its policy on the basis of advice by Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat.

    He also said that the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias is negotiating a political settlement for the Cyprus problem with Talat, guided by principles.

    Replying to questions concerning remarks by Talat, who ``advised`` President Christofias not to change the proposals he submitted at the negotiating table, Stephanou said that ``we do not exercise policy based on Mr. Talat`s advice.``

    The President is negotiating in a responsible manner for a Cyprus settlement, which will serve the interests of Cyprus and the people of Cyprus as a whole,`` Stephanou pointed out. He added that President Christofias was negotiating ``with much responsibility, always guided by principles.``


    Undersecretary to the President Titos Christophides has returned from Lithuania, where he represented President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias in celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the country`s independence.

    The celebrations included a festal session of the Lithuanian parliament, a military parade and a doxology at Vilnius` cathedral.

    Christophides also attended an official dinner hosted by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite in honour of the official guests.

    The celebrations were also attended by the Presidents of Finland, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia, and officials from other states.

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