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18 January, 2020
 

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1. Cyprus hopes to join US visa waiver

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-hopes-to-join-us-visa-waiver

Cypriot officials say they are setting up a task force aimed at including the country in the US visa waiver programme the soonest possible...

2. Effort at international level for Cyprus missing persons to be intensified

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/effort-at-international-level-for-cyprus-missing-persons-to-be-intensified

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and the Pancyprian Organisation of the Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons discussed on Tuesday, ways to intensify the effort at an international, political and diplomatic level to be intensified so that Turkey can be pressured to cooperate in the matter of the missing persons in Cyprus, during a meeting at the Presidential Palace, in the presence of Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides and Presidency Commissioner on Humanitarian Issues Photis Photiou....

3. Libya blames maritime tensions on Greece

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/libya-blames-maritime-tensions-on-greece

Libya has slammed Greece in a recent letter to the United Nations, accusing Athens of refusing to play fair, while US State Secretary Mike Pompeo says he is taking on a new initiative to de-escalate Greco-Turkish tensions over maritime borders...

4. Tough dilemmas in Greek-Turkish affairs

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/tough-dilemmas-in-greek-turkish-affairs

Turkey’s claims in the Aegean were first brought to the table in 1973 and have escalated ever since, reaching successive peaks over 10 to 15 years and multiplying...

5. Cypriot FM works the phones over Libya

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-fm-works-the-phones-over-libya

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides has been working the phones Thursday and Friday, discussing with counterparts of other nations the situation in Libya and a need to avoid illegal actions...

6. Athens says Ankara 'playing with fire'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-says-ankara-playing-with-fire

Athens says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “playing with fire” as he seeks parliament approval to send military troops into Libya, following a formal request from Tripoli...

7. Cabinet adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cabinet-adopts-ihra-definition-of-anti-semitism

The President’s Cabinet has approved a decision by which the Cypriot Government adopts the definition of anti-Semitism as it has been spelled out by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

8. House passes 2020 budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-passes-2020-budget

The House of Representatives voted the state budget for 2020 on Wednesday evening with 29 votes in favour and 23 against...

9. Athens denounces sea border deal to UN

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-denounces-sea-border-deal-to-un

Greece’s objections to the “legally invalid” maritime boundary deal between Turkey and Libya are meticulously outlined in two letters it has sent to the United Nations, which also call on Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to bring the matter before the Security Council...

10. UNSC briefed on Cyprus ahead of Berlin

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unsc-briefed-on-cyprus-ahead-of-berlin

The Security Council held consultations on Cyprus on Thursday behind closed doors, where members were briefed on the latest developments and urged leaders to be productive in the period ahead...

11. US affirm commitment to eastern Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-affirm-commitment-to-eastern-mediterranean

State Secretary Mike Pompeo underlined the commitment of the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean and the deepening of bilateral relations with the Republic of Cyprus on security...

12. Cyprus foreign minister in Washington

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-foreign-minister-in-washington

Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides is on a working visit to Washington, where he will also meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday...

13. Slovakia’s premier cuts Cyprus visit short

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/slovakia-s-premier-cuts-cyprus-visit-short

Slovakia’s Premier Peter Pellegrini cut his official visit in Cyprus short due to a tragic accident in his country which resulted in the death of at least 13 people...

14. Trump has ‘wonderful’ meeting with Erdogan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/trump-has-‘wonderful-meeting-with-erdogan

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to walk away from the purchase of a Russian missile defense system, calling it a “very serious challenge” to bilateral ties, even though he described a meeting between the two leaders as “wonderful"...

15. Cyprus pleased with sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-pleased-with-eu-sanctions-against-turkey

The Republic of Cyprus is pleased with a framework regime for sanctions against Turkey, adopted formally by the Foreign Affairs Ministers council, making it possible for countries to place sanctions through asset freezes and travel bans...

16. EU ministers follow up on Turkey conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-ministers-follow-up-on-turkey-conclusions

EU foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Monday where they are expected to adopt measures against Turkish drilling activities around Cyprus...

17. ExxonMobil’s Vice President briefs Ministers in Cyprus on the company’s appraisal plan for Block 10

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/exxonmobil-s-vice-president-briefs-ministers-in-cyprus-on-the-company-s-appraisal-plan-for-block-10

ExxonMobil’s Vice President Don Bagley has discussed with Ministers in Cyprus, the company’s plan for an appraisal drilling for “Glaucus” gas deposit in Block 10 of Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), during a visit in Nicosia where he spoke to the 15th Cyprus Summit/ Economist Conference....

18. Cypriot FM bets on economic diplomacy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-foreign-minister-bets-on-economic-diplomacy

Economic diplomacy is indispensable, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides said on Wednesday, adding the Foreign Ministry has elevated economic diplomacy to one of its top priorities...

19. Sassoli says EP calmly waiting on UK

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sassoli-says-ep-calmly-waiting-on-uk

The European Parliament will vote on Brexit only after the agreement’s ratification by the UK Parliament, the Conference of the President of the political groups decided on Monday...

20. EU heads come through on Turkey conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-heads-come-through-on-turkey-conclusions

The European Council endorses the Foreign Affairs Council conclusions on Turkey’s drilling and reaffirms its solidarity with Cyprus, according to the conclusions adopted after the first day of the EU leaders Summit in Brussels...

21. Nicosia awaits EU council decisions on Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-awaits-eu-council-decisions

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed on Tuesday his satisfaction over the decision of EU Foreign Ministers with regard to Turkey’s illegal drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, and said he expected the European Council to endorse sanctions in its upcoming meeting...

22. Anastasiades to broach EEZ during Tusk visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-to-broach-eez-during-tusk-visit

European Council President Donald Tusk is meeting on Friday with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades to discuss Turkish activities in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ)...

23. Yavuz to start drilling off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/yavuz-to-start-drilling-off-cyprus

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez on Monday says Yavuz will start drilling for hydrocarbon deposits within Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone “today or tomorrow,” in what Nicosia says is a “serious escalation” by Ankara...

24. Sharp increase in migrant arrivals in past 5 months, says minister

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sharp-increase-in-migrant-arrivals-in-past-5-months-says-minister

Greece's migration minister said Wednesday there was a 200 percent jump in the number of migrants and refugees who have reached Greek shores in the last five months....

25. Cyprus resorts to UN Security Council over Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-resorts-to-un-security-council-over-varosha

In statements to the press late on Friday after having completed all his meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, President Anastasiades expressed his satisfaction about the outcome of his “interesting and extremely important” meeting with the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the understanding with which Cyprus’ positions were received by the five Security Council permanent members. ...

26. Anastasiades in talks with UN Security Council members

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-in-talks-with-un-security-council-members

Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi has expressed his country’s support to the Republic of Cyprus’ sovereign rights, the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on Famagusta, and efforts to resume negotiations for a Cyprus settlement, based on UN resolutions and decisions. ...

27. President heads to New York

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-heads-to-new-york

President Anastasiades departs for New York via London on Saturday, 21 November, to take part in the deliberations of the UN General Assembly and address the plenary on Thursday. ...

28. Turkey disregards international law says Cyprus MFA

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-disregards-international-law-says-cyprus-mfa

In response to the Statement of the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey (19/09/2019) concerning the hydrocarbon–related activities of the Republic of Cyprus in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) /continental shelf, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus notes: ...

29. Cyprus FM highlights need for regional cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-fm-highlights-need-for-regional-cooperation-in-the-eastern-mediterranean

The Eastern Mediterranean is the only region in the world without a regional organization and this is something that we have to work on, Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides said on Thursday evening. ...

30. Greece-Israel, beyond the elections

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/greece-israel-beyond-the-elections

The divided Israeli society has once again failed to reach a clear decision. The results of Tuesday’s elections have cast the country back into a cycle of negotiations. Center-left Benny Gantz and conservative incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu are weighing their options, while former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman is pursuing the role of potential kingmaker...

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