European lawmaker: EU must push for Cyprus’s reunification

A prominent European Parliament lawmaker is scolding Cyprus’s bailout creditors for failing to insist on the country’s reunification – a development that he says could boost growth through stronger business ties with Turkey.

Green lawmaker Daniel Cohn-Bendit said Wednesday a sustainable economic recovery for the east Mediterranean island nation can only be achieved by attracting trade and investment from the region’s biggest and most dynamic economy, Turkey. [AP]