Is Cypriot Reunification in Sight?
Is Cypriot Reunification in Sight?:
Mapping the Negotiation Path that Lies Ahead
Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis
Greek Cypriot Negotiator for the Cyprus Problem and Former Cypriot Deputy Minister of European Affairs
Ms. Heather A. Conley
Senior Fellow and Director, Europe Program, CSIS
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CSIS 1st Floor Conference Room CSIS New Headquarters: 1616 Rhode Island Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20036
Please join us for an important conversation with Andreas Mavroyiannis, Greek Cypriot Negotiator for the Cyprus Problem and Former Deputy Minister for European Affairs, regarding the current and future negotiating dynamics to reunify Cyprus. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the division of Cyprus. Following numerous failed attempts to resolve the Cyprus Problem, a devastating financial crisis, and political turmoil in Ankara, Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders have returned to the bargaining table to discuss reunification. What factors have led to the recent signing of the February Joint Declaration? A potential supply of offshore natural gas in the Eastern Mediterranean? Political uncertainty in the neighborhood? How will these developments impact each side’s bargaining position? Has the prospect for a negotiated settlement improved? What can the UN, U.S., UK, EU, and other actors do to help encourage a solution and facilitate confidence building measures between the parties? Mr. Mavroyiannis will offer his reflections on the lead-up to the joint declaration and outline the negotiation road ahead in a lively, public discussion.