A ‘normal’ vs a ‘loose’ federation

CyprusMail | Feb 15, 2020 at 2:20 AM
  • THE concept of a ‘loose’ or a ‘decentralised’ federation was introduced in public by Nicos Anastasiades after the collapse of the Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana in July 2017.
  • The idea was to somehow bypass the one positive Turkish Cypriot vote on every decision taken at the federal level – a commitment that has been consistently reflected in UN Security Council resolutions on Cyprus since the early 90s.
  • Let me clearly tell them that the majority of the Greek Cypriots and the majority of the Turkish Cypriots are fervently against the partition of Cyprus, be it in an open or in a disguised form.