No "plan B" other than reunification in Cyprus
European Commissioner for enlargement Stefan Fule said Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot leaders must show a powerful political determination for a settlement in their island, adding he ruled out any alternative to reunification.
"Cyprus in its entirety is EU territory and the Union is dead set to support all constructive efforts to end the division. There is no room for a plan B and the EU fully supports UN-brokered settlement negotiations," Fule told reporters in Lefkosa during an inauguration ceremony of an EU-funded market place.
Fule also urged Cypriot leaders to resume efforts to reach a settlement after the Greek Cypriot administration's six-month presidency of the rotating EU helm, which is set to start on July 1.
"Reunification of Cyprus means a united Europe. And it is not a dream but an opportunity to be seized," Fule said.