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Posted By: bubblechris

It was reported on the news tonight that the occupied area will switch to the Euro before there is an agreed resolution to the Cyprus problem. No doubt they had President Anastasiades in a headlock when he agreed to this. The man needs to grow some .....



Posted By: pantheman

  • bubblechris wrote:
    switch to the Euro before there is an agreed resolution to the Cyprus problem.

Here is the most important part. I ain't happening so we have no need to be concerned. Anan-stasiades can agree to whatever he likes, the People will not. The Turks are demanding impossible criteria and they will never be agreed upon.
Anan-stasisdes already said he will not present a solution to us that we will reject, so no fear.

Posted By: bubblechris

Pan I really hope you are right but my biggest fear is that he will be pressed by Merkel and co, the US and his Eoka B buddies to finish what his ancestors started in 1974. Anyone who was stupid enough to go to a European meeting for the Finance Ministers, propose a haircut and then deny it and say they put a gun to his head. break so many promises to the electorate made in 2013, cannot and should not be trusted. We are heading for dichodomisi, a two nation state, whether we want it or not.

Posted By: pantheman

A two 'nation' state we already have. As long as we don't legalise it they can live in their illegal occupied state forever. If we are to end up with less than what we have then it's a no deal. We are a recognised, sovereign state and to be reduced to community status is a no no. The average Cyp knows this. Anna-stasades can only do so much on his own, in the end we shall speak. With any luck, the troubles in Turkey will escalate and perhaps provide us with a window of opportunity, who knows, Turkey is extremely volatile right now.

Posted By: journo

From the European Commission's website (http://ec.europa.eu/cyprus/turkish_cypriots/index_en.htm )
"The whole of the island is part of the EU. However, in the northern part of the island, in the areas in which the Government of Cyprus does not exercise effective control, EU legislation is suspended in line with Protocol 10 of the Accession Treaty 2003. This means, for example, that these areas are outside the customs and fiscal territory of the EU."
The TRNC cannot therefore adopt the Euro before unification of the island. The decision is not for Akinci, Anastasiades or any other individual.

Posted By: pantheman

  • journo wrote:
    From the European Commission's website (http://ec.europa.eu/cyprus/turkish_cypriots/index_en.htm )
    "The whole of the island is part of the EU. However, in the northern part of the island, in the areas in which the Government of Cyprus does not exercise effective control, EU legislation is suspended in line with Protocol 10 of the Accession Treaty 2003. This means, for example, that these areas are outside the customs and fiscal territory of the EU."
    The TRNC cannot therefore adopt the Euro before unification of the island. The decision is not for Akinci, Anastasiades or any other individual.

Thank you and Amen.

Posted By: Steve - SJD

Euro to replace Lira in occupied areas
Preparations underway in north to move to Euro
Cheers
Steve

Posted By: bubblechris

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  • Akinci said that the transition to the euro, customs union and other harmonization work cannot be left for after a positive vote in a referendum on the Cyprus settlement.

Ta Steve.
Pan, you have a lot of faith in the right thing being done?
We will be shafted. The EU and US will recognise the illegal TRNC and the rest will follow.
They have a lot to gain financially, especially so if Erdogan is removed.
Pan/Journo, they may not adopt the Euro but there is nothing to stop them using it as their currency in which case where or who will supply them with enough to stock all their Banks?





Posted By: Hudswell

To go off topic very slightly. We visited the North very recently, Kyrenia and the panhandle etc, for what it is worth and if that area is typical of the rest of the TRNC then it is not Cyprus anymore....it is most definitely a province of Turkey, adopting the euro is the very least of the problem....

Posted By: CyprusForMe

  • Hudswell wrote:
    We visited the North very recently, Kyrenia and the panhandle etc, for what it is worth and if that area is typical of the rest of the TRNC then it is not Cyprus anymore....it is most definitely a province of Turkey

Could you elaborate?

Posted By: rivonia

  • Hudswell wrote:
    To go off topic very slightly. We visited the North very recently, Kyrenia and the panhandle etc, for what it is worth and if that area is typical of the rest of the TRNC then it is not Cyprus anymore....it is most definitely a province of Turkey, adopting the euro is the very least of the problem....

EH? After a very very short visit you make such statements... We lived there for two years and never reached your conclusion.

Posted By: Hudswell

Okay we only visited Kyrenia and the Panhandle but it certainly felt more like Turkey than Cyprus..of course the Language the money, but the feel of the place, the shops, the people...many who of course are not Turkish Cypriot but Turkish. We have holidayed often in Turkey and well this felt just like being back there...only an observation based on yes a short visit but very little reminded me of being in the ROC. Little steps as they say, but I do feel that there is now a significant cultural divide that somehow needs to be addressed in conjunction with the practicalities of union.

Posted By: rivonia

  • Hudswell wrote:
    Okay we only visited Kyrenia and the Panhandle but it certainly felt more like Turkey than Cyprus..of course the Language the money, but the feel of the place, the shops, the people...many who of course are not Turkish Cypriot but Turkish. We have holidayed often in Turkey and well this felt just like being back there...only an observation based on yes a short visit but very little reminded me of being in the ROC. Little steps as they say, but I do feel that there is now a significant cultural divide that somehow needs to be addressed in conjunction with the practicalities of union.

I can see where your coming from. However when we lived there we mixed with the locals and really got to know them, I suppose that is the difference.
The Euro was accepted in most places but the change was always in Lira.
The majority of the people we spoke to WANTED a unification of the Island, it is TURKEY and the old school in the ROC that is the stumbling block.
Before we moved to TRNC we were in TURKEY for over a year and can see your comparison. However they are very different.
:D


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