Tag Archives: 2017

UN envoy sees 'historic opportunity' for Cyprus reunification in 2017

NICOSIA: A senior United Nations official says ethnically-split Cyprus has a “historic opportunity” to reunite in 2017 and a meeting in Geneva in early January will be crucial for a peace deal that has eluded the island for decades. Eighteen months of intensive talks between the estranged Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will culminate at… Read More »

German minister sees aid for families as key 2017 election issue

BERLIN: Germany’s Social Democrats say they will make aid for families a central issue in next year’s election if Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives block their proposals for higher children’s allowances and subsidies for working parents. Family minister Manuela Schwesig, a Social Democrat, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper she was continuing to push for 1… Read More »