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1. Commission presents new migration plan for EU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/divided-europe-seeks-to-overhaul-defunct-migration-policies

The European Union's executive proposed on Wednesday overhauling the bloc's broken migration and asylum rules, seeking to end years of feuds and bitterness over the many people fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa....

2. The four scenarios after the 'veto'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-four-scenarios-after-the-veto

The decision on EU sanctions has been postponed for the meeting of the 27 leaders of member states, likely to take place on October 1 and 2 due to a case of coronavirus. At that meeting, it will become clear whether the case of Belarus will be linked with whether sanctions will be imposed on Turkey for its provocations in the Cyprus EEZ or not. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides made it clear to the Council of Foreign Ministers that what was agreed in Berlin should be respected, in essence using his veto. Whether Nicosia will maintain this position until the end will be seen at the summit of the 27....

3. Coronavirus measures bring sharp drop in EU asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-measures-bring-sharp-drop-in-eu-asylum-applications

First-time asylum applicants in the EU recorded a sharp drop of almost 70% during the second quarter of 2020, mainly as a result of coronavirus emergency measures imposed by member states from March, Eurostat figures showed Wednesday....

4. Michel pulls plug on EU leaders summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-pulls-plug-on-eu-leaders-summit

European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday postponed without prior notice this week's EU leaders summit, where the bloc’s credibility is said to on the line, saying he would isolate himself following a coronavirus scare...

5. Turkey, Greece ready to resume exploratory talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-greece-ready-to-resume-exploratory-talks

Turkey and Greece stated they are ready to resume exploratory talks to address their contested maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean and Aegean, the Turkish presidency said, after a call between the leaders of Turkey, Germany and the European Union on Tuesday....

6. East Mediterranean states establish forum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/east-mediterranean-states-establish-forum

The founding members of the East Mediterranean Gas Forum signed a charter during an online ceremony on Tuesday, marking the group’s organization status in seeking to promote regional cooperation...

7. Cyprus uses EU veto amid Turkey push

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-uses-eu-veto-amid-turkey-push

A scheduled teleconferenceon Tuesday between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Council President Charles Michel is expected to be pivotal for a crisis in Greek-Turkish relations which Berlin has been trying to defuse ahead of a summit of European Union leaders later this week...

8. Three new coronavirus cases, uni student among them

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/three-new-coronavirus-cases-uni-student-among-them

Three coronavirus cases were detected in the Republic of Cyprus on Monday, when 3,036 tests were conducted, raising total known cases to 1,603....

9. Six countries downgraded, one upgraded in Cyprus travel list

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/six-countries-downgraded-one-upgraded-in-cyprus-travel-list

The Republic of Cyprus’ health ministry announced on Monday that six countries will be bumped down a category in its three-tier coronavirus risk-based classification system governing travel, with the updated list to come into effect on September 24....

10. Greek President stresses solidarity with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-president-stresses-solidarity-with-cyprus

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday underlined the unity and solidarity between Greece and Cyprus in the face of Turkish provocations during a two-day official visit to Nicosia....

11. Nearly 100 asylum seekers flown out of Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nearly-100-asylum-seekers-flown-out-of-cyprus

Fourteen unaccompanied minors have been transferred from the Republic of Cyprus to Finland, while another 84 foreign nationals were flown back to their countries in what the government described as ‘voluntary returns'...

12. Medicane Ianos leaves three dead

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/medicane-ianos-leaves-three-dead

Three people have died after Cyclone Ianos, a rare storm known as a medicane, battered Greece, flooding streets and homes, Greek authorities said on Sunday...

13. Greek president visits Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-president-visits-cyprus

Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou is on an official visit to the Republic of Cyprus over the next few days, following an invitation by Nicosia and just days after her recent visit to Kastellorizo that raised eyebrows in Ankara...

14. NATO keeps France-Turkey probe under wraps as tempers flare

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nato-keeps-france-turkey-probe-under-wraps-as-tempers-flare

A NATO investigation into a naval standoff between French and Turkish ships in June has been rated too sensitive to discuss in public and does not apportion blame, as Paris and Ankara wage a war of words, diplomats have told Reuters....

15. Teacher tests positive for virus, students instructed to isolate

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/teacher-tests-positive-for-virus-students-instructed-to-isolate

The health and education ministries were on high alert on Friday after a teacher who teaches at two secondary schools tested positive for coronavirus, with several of his co-workers and students from both schools instructed to self-isolate....

16. EP adopts resolution condemning Turkey's EastMed activities

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ep-adopts-resolution-condemning-turkey-s-eastmed-activities

With 601 votes in favour, 57 against and 36 abstentions, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution condemning Turkey’s activities in the EEZ of Greece and Cyprus, ahead of next week’s extraordinary European Council summit that will focus on the heightened tensions in the eastern Mediterranean....

17. Berlin pushing Greece, Turkey dialogue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-pushing-greece-turkey-dialogue

Berlin’s intense efforts to get talks between Athens and Ankara under way were underlined by Wednesday’s teleconference German Chancellor Angela Merkel had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a few hours after one with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis....

18. Berlin to take in 1,553 refugees from Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-to-take-in-1-553-refugees-from-greece

As Germany indicated on Tuesday that it would take in more than 1,500 refugees from Lesvos and other Greek islands, the Greek government welcomed the move, indicating however that it should not be seen as rewarding irregular immigration. ...

19. EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-solidarity-to-go-beyond-words-michel-tells-anastasiades

In a meeting with the European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus expressed hope that EU member states will show a united front during next week’s extraordinary European Council summit on Turkey....

20. Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-accuses-greece-of-treaty-violations

Turkey has issued a navigational telex to mariners accusing Greece of violating the Lausanne Treaty by militarizing the Greek island of Chios just 10 miles from a Turkish port...

21. The Cypriot aspect of the eastern Mediterranean crisis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-cypriot-aspect-of-the-eastern-mediterranean-crisis

A few days ago, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community made an important statement, involving the future of the Cyprus Problem. At a time when Greek-Turkish relations are highly tense, and just before the withdrawal of the Oruc Reis from the waters of the eastern Mediterranean, Mustafa Akinci announced that a new conference on the Cyprus Problem is imminent....

22. EU foreign affairs chief asks for ‘space to work with Turkish leadership’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-foreign-affairs-chief-asks-for-‘space-to-work-with-turkish-leadership

The European Commission’s vice president in charge of foreign affairs, Josep Borrell, on Tuesday urged leaders meeting later in month at an emergency European Council summit on Turkey and recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, “to create the urgently needed space to work with the Turkish leadership, to achieve a de-escalation that will allow to pursue lasting solutions to the underlying problems of today’s crisis.”...

23. Cyprus-Piraeus ferry connection by May 2021 viable

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-piraeus-ferry-connection-by-may-2021-viable

The goal of launching the Cyprus-Greece ferry connection in May 2021 is on track, the Cyprus deputy shipping minister Vasilis Demetriades said Tuesday....

24. Cyprus updates risk-based travel list

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-updates-risk-based-travel-list

The Republic of Cyprus on Tuesday downgraded Estonia and Georgia from category A to B, the Czech Republic and Hungary from B to C, while upgrading Rwanda from C to B, and Australia from B to A, in its three-tier coronavirus risk-based classification system governing travel rules....

25. Athens and Ankara in dialogue rehearsal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-ankara-in-dialogue-rehearsal-exclusively-in-kathimerini

In the wake of the almost month-long standoff between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, the foreign ministers of both countries, Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu, give their analysis of the situation and the way forward in articles they wrote exclusively for Kathimerini...

26. NATO to host Greek-Turkish meeting in Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nato-to-host-greek-turkish-meeting-in-brussels

Representatives from Greece and Turkey are due to meet at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday for technical military talks aimed at de-escalating tension in the eastern Mediterranean, diplomatic sources in Athens said on Monday....

27. Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sanctions-unfeasible-and-ineffective

Nathalie Tocci was a close adviser to former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, during the years when the Cyprus Problem came – according to many - closer than ever to a solution. Today, she is a close advisor to Josep Borrell and, having monitored the Cyprus Problem for many years and having played a central role in the effort to formulate a European strategy for foreign policy, she has a strong view not only on Cyprus but also on the Greek-Turkish conflict. At the same time, she takes a critical approach to the efforts exerted by Athens and Nicosia to link sanctions against Turkey with those against Belarus. ...

28. Greece welcomes no extension for Oruc Reis

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-welcomes-no-extension-for-oruc-reis

Turkey’s seismic research vessel Oruc Reis returned to waters near the southern province of Antalya on Sunday, Refinitiv data showed, a move Greece said was a positive first step in easing tensions over offshore natural resources...

29. Pompeo 'deeply concerned' over eastern Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-deeply-concerned-over-eastern-mediterranean

The United States remains 'deeply concerned' about Turkey's actions in the eastern Mediterranean, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, urging a diplomatic end to a simmering crisis over offshore natural resources...

30. Pompeo coming to sound Nicosia out

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-coming-to-sound-nicosia-out

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Cyprus on Saturday evening, a day after surprising reporters on a plane en route to Doha saying he wanted to swing by the island to hear a fresh perspective on regional tensions...

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