Cyprus used to be just one of the many military and political divisions in Europe. Now the split between the Greek-Cypriot south and Turkish-Cypriot north of the island is one of the few remaining. Its significance extends to the question of Turkish accession to the European Union.
The Economist reports on the prospects of reunification.
Eurozone members have made a commitment to providing up to €30bn in loans to Greece over the next year to help stave off a debt crisis that has roiled financial markets and posed the most serious challenge to the euro in its history.
The debt crisis in Greece is a threat to the Euro and to other European economies and a package of loans has been offered by European leaders.