The European Union has today welcomed the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders’ decision to launch talks in order to find a solution to the long-standing Cyprus problem.

As European Commission President, José Barroso and the President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, said in a statement: “The European Union welcomes the agreement announced today by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders on a Joint Declaration, which lays a solid foundation for resumption of negotiations...

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