The World including the European Union welcomed United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's new peace plan for Cyprus, saying it raised hopes of a peace settlement on the island before December. Annan's proposal for a comprehensive settlement ending the decades-old dispute between the island's Greek and Turkish communities "is a courageous and important step," EU Commissioner for Enlargement Gunter Verheugen said in a statement. "The Commission hopes that it will contribute to bridge the gaps ...

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