Today and tomorrow, nine GUE/NGL MEPs will visit Cyprus to discuss the Cyprus problem with leaders of the left-wing political party, AKEL.

The main items on the agenda include the current situation in Cyprus in view of the continuing for 41 years Turkish occupation of the northern part of the country, the state of play in the negotiations and potential solutions to the most difficult aspects of the problem.

The programme of the GUE/NGL External Bureau Meeting includes:

Thursday December 3

17.00    Political tour to the Green Line 

Friday December 4

9.00      Panel discussion – The current situation of the Cyprus problem

10.45    Panel discussion – The chapters of the intercommunal talks: Potential solutions for the difficult aspects

12.15    Visit – to the Anthropological Laboratory of the Committee of Missing Persons


MEPs attending the meetings include:

Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL Chair, Die Linke, Germany

Neoklis Sylikiotis, GUE/NGL Vice Chair, AKEL, Cyprus

Takis Hadjigeorgiou, AKEL, Cyprus

Kostadinka Kuneva, SYRIZA, Greece

Sofia Sakorafa, Independent, Greece

Martina Anderson, Sinn Fein, Ireland

João Ferreira, Portuguese Communist Party, Portugal

Marina Albiol Guzmán, United Left, Spain

Josu Juaristi Abaunz, EH Bildu, Basque Country


GUE/NGL's External Bureau Meetings aim to enable discussion on important issues between MEPs and leaders in the member-states of the European Union.


GUE/NGL Press Contact in Cyprus:

Nikki Sullings  +32 22 83 27 60 / +32 483 03 55 75

European United Left / Nordic Green Left

European Parliamentary Group


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