DIKO is in an awkward position. Papadopoulos threatened president Anastasiades that if he did not withdraw the document he suggested as a joint-statement, he would leave the government. Today, Eroğlu, the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, agreed on the joint-declaration. What will DIKO do?
There is a view, prevalent amongst the supporters of the European Union in the countries of the South, that the Euro is too big to fail and that it will survive whatever the costs. Thus, the argument goes, a country in dire economic situation, like Cyprus, should hang in there until the eurocrisis is over.
Today the people of my country were united. We have been attacked by the countries of the Eurozone. We have even been betrayed by the Greeks that many Greek Cypriots naively consider their allies. Today, instead of running to the banks and maximising the damage caused by the European ‘partners’, the Cypriots were civilised and dignified and did not rush to get their money out. The international news agencies surprised from this reaction tried to find something to report. Instead of panic and chaos, they reported the Cypriot determination to survive the attack.