Europe is a driving force that can help bring about the unification of Cyprus, Juncker says

Europe is a driving force that can help bring about the unification of Cyprus, something I am supporting the two leaders of Cyprus in, European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, noting that “we need to get this done now.”

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci have been engaged in UN-led talks since May last year, with a view to reunite Cyprus, divided since the Turkish invasion of the island in 1974.

Speaking before the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg on the “State of the Union”, Juncker said that the EU is at least in part in an existential crisis and proposed a positive agenda of concrete European actions for the next twelve months, to deliver a better Europe, a Europe that protects, a Europe that preserves the European way of life, that empowers its citizens, that defends at home …

Source: Cyprus News Agency.