The New Year, 2016, will not be the year that the Cyprus problem is solved, 65 per cent of people polled in a study published by the IMR institute at the University of Nicosia showed on Friday, in Sigma TV’s report.
Most people were not optimistic about many of the issues that they were polled on for the New Year.
Greek Cypriot Daily Simerini published the study on Friday, in which Greek Cypriot people were asked whether 2016 would be the year the Cyprus problem is solved. 65 per cent of those polled said that the Cyprus issue would not be solved in 2016, while 35 per cent were optimistic.
On economic issues, people were asked whether there would be development in 2016. 42 percent said yes, and 10 per cent said no.
Those polled were also asked whether they found the negotiations between the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and the President Mustafa Akinci satisfactory in 2015. 21 percent said that they were not satisfied, 27 per cent said they were, and the remaining 30 percent said they were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. 37 percent were not satisfied by the UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide and only 9 percent were satisfied by Eide.