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1. Smoothening the cliff edge in EU-UK relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/smoothening-the-cliff-edge-in-eu-uk-relations

The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) between the United Kingdom and the European Union came into effect on January 1, 2021, capping a tumultuous four-and-a-half-year period since the shocking result of the July 2016 Brexit referendum, in which 51.9% of the British voters voted in favor of leaving the EU. Subject to the delayed assent of the European Parliament, this UK-EU free trade agreement (FTA) extends zero-tariff and quota-free trade in goods between the two economic areas....

2. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

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

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

3. Cyprus, Portugal agree to take ties to next level

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-portugal-agree-to-take-ties-to-next-level

Cyprus Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides paid an official visit to Portugal’s capital on Thursday for a tête-à-tête with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on the occasion of Portugal’s assumption of the presidency of the Council of the European Union on January 1....

4. The Greek scientist developing 6G

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-greek-scientist-developing-6g

At the moment Greece is unveiling the 5G communications network, on the opposite end of Europe, a Greek professor, a communications engineer, is getting a grant from the European Research Council to develop 6G....

5. Turkey at risk of extended sanctions by March, EU source tells Kathimerini

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-at-risk-of-extended-sanctions-by-march-eu-source-tells-kathimerini

Ankara could be slapped with more European sanctions depending on the findings of an evaluation report on Turkey expected by March, a senior diplomatic official has told Kathimerini on condition of anonymity....

6. New Chinese Ambassador hails deepening relations with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-chinese-ambassador-hails-deepening-relations-with-cyprus

China opposes any unilateral provocations and actions that undermine the peace and stability of Cyprus and the region and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it will continue to play a constructive and coordinating role in facilitating the settlement of the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP’s mandate renewal, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions, to uphold fairness and justice for Cypriots, China's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Liu Yantao said, presenting on Thursday his credentials to Cyrpus President, Nicos Anastasiades....

7. Dendias warns against appeasing Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/dendias-warns-against-appeasing-turkey

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias says the European Union should have shown more determination in taking decisions regarding Turkey, breaking ranks with Cyprus’ president who said he was fully satisfied with EC conclusions...

8. Cyprus President 'absolutely satisfied' with EC Conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-absolutely-satisfied-with-ec-conclusions

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed absolute satisfaction with the Conclusions of the European Council regarding Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean....

9. EU to talk Turkey after all is said and done

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-to-talk-turkey-after-all-is-said-and-done

The 'Turkey issue' is far from clear as EU leaders prepare to meet on Thursday, with Ankara accusing Athens of taking a provocative stance and Paris laying it all out before the Union could resume talks with NATO’s eastern flank member...

10. President Anastasiades travels to Brussels ahead of European Council

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-anastasiades-travels-to-brussels-ahead-of-european-council

11. Turkey shrugs off effect of sanctions as EUCO looms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-shrugs-off-effect-of-sanctions-as-euco-looms

The intense consultations between European Union member-states on the bloc’s response to Turkish aggression in recent months are expected to continue until the 11th hour before the start of Thursday’s crucial leaders summit. ...

12. No ‘cold turkey’ route as EU ministers meet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-‘cold-turkey-route-as-eu-ministers-meet

No big steps are expected Monday as EU foreign ministers meet to evaluate possible sanctions against Turkey, laying the groundwork for a more substantive debate between EU leaders later in the week...

13. Cat-and-mouse game with Turkey must stop, Michel says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cat-and-mouse-game-with-turkey-must-stop-michel-says

A game of “cat-and-mouse” between the European Union and Turkey needs to come to an end, European Council President Charles Michel said on Friday, in reference to a dispute over natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean....

14. Greek foreign minister drops by Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-foreign-minister-drops-by-nicosia

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias is visiting the Republic of Cyprus on Friday, here he will meet with his counterpart and the country’s president ahead of an upcoming EU Foreign Affairs Council with a focus on Turkey...

15. Cyprus revises travel rules for vaccinated passengers

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-revises-travel-rules-for-vaccinated-passengers

An inter-ministerial committee set up to spearhead the gradual resumption of flights agreed on an updated action plan on Thursday that allows those passengers who have been vaccinated against coronavirus to be exempted from the requirement of showing proof of a negative test....

16. EU warns against easing pandemic-containing measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-warns-against-easing-pandemic-containing-measures

As millions of European citizens gear up for the festive season, the European Union's executive commission urged member countries to keep strong anti-Covid-19 restrictions in place to avoid a post-holiday surge of coronavirus cases and deaths but stopped short of advising against travel....

17. Cyprus calls on Turkey to engage in maritime zone delimitation talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-on-turkey-to-engage-in-maritime-zone-delimitation-talks

In an interview with the UAE television channel Alarabiya, defence minister Charalambos Petrides called on Turkey to accept the Republic of Cyprus’ invitation to engage in talks in view of reaching an agreement over the delimitation of the contested maritime zones between the two countries, or alternatively refer the issue to the International Court of Justice....

18. Anastasiades participates in prep meeting ahead of EUCO

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-participates-in-prep-meeting-ahead-of-euco

With the European Council coming up next Wednesday and Thursday, President Nicos Anastasiades participated in a preparatory videoconference hosted by European Council President Charles Michel to discuss issues on the agenda, which is also expected to include a discussion of the potential imposition of sectoral sanctions against Turkey....

19. Turkey part of EU agenda on ‘reinvigorating’ ties with US

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-part-of-eu-agenda-on-‘reinvigorating-ties-with-us

Restoring stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and a “coordinated approach” to Turkey are among the issues outlined by the European Commission in an internal document on how to “renew and reinvigorate” transatlantic relations under the incoming US administration of Joe Biden....

20. Turks reject European resolution on Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-reject-european-resolution-on-varosha

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot administration have criticized a European Parliament vote on Varosha, saying the EPP resolution ignores Turkish Cypriots on the island and 'unjustly' accuses Turkey...

21. France, EU lawmakers push for sanctions on Turkey next month

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-eu-lawmakers-push-for-sanctions-on-turkey-next-month

France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats said. ...

22. EU Parliament approves amendment for sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-parliament-approves-imposition-of-sanctions-against-turkey

For the first time, the European Parliament on Thursday voted by a large majority in favour of the strict imposition of sanctions against Turkey, adopting the amendment tabled by the delegations of Greece and Cyprus....

23. Cyprus, Greece coordinate ahead of EUCO summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-coordinate-ahead-of-euco-summit

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Premier Kyriakos Mitsotakis spoke on the phone on Tuesday evening to coordinate their actions in light of the upcoming EUCO meeting in December and the visit of the UN envoy Jane Hall Lute to Cyprus for consultations with the leaders of the two communities....

24. Domestic violence figures maintain concerning climb

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/domestic-violence-maintain-concerning-climb

The police’s domestic violence unit received 180 complaints in September and October and made 29 arrests, justice minister Emily Yioliti said Wednesday. Meanwhile, the association for the prevention and handling of violence in the family (SPAVO) said it has marked an increase of 40% in calls received at the 1440 helpline....

25. Cyprus rationalizes sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-rationalizes-sanctions-against-turkey

Cypriot Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides has reiterated his country’s position in seeking a settlement of the Cyprus problem, adding that economic sanctions against Ankara remain on the table 'as long as Turkey continues to maintain tensions'...

26. Tactical moves by Ankara before EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tactical-moves-by-ankara-before-eu-summit

The anticipated suspension on November 29 of the activities of the Oruc Reis seismic vessel within parts of the Greek continental shelf after having scanned the entire area it had reserved since August is being touted by Ankara as a goodwill move ahead of the European Council in December 10-11, where one of the main topics of discussion will be the possibility of imposing sanctions on Turkey over its behavior in the Eastern Mediterranean. ...

27. Cyprus, Slovakia FMs discuss Turkey's regional behaviour

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-slovakia-fms-discuss-turkey-s-regional-behaviour

Turkey’s escalating provocations in relation to Varosha, as well as in Cyprus’s EEZ and maritime zones, were the focus of discussions in Nicosia on Monday between the Cyprus Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Ivan Korcok....

28. ‘No going back’ on Varosha decision

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/‘no-going-back-on-varosha-decision

Over 200 Varosha property owners are seeking to return to the divided island’s most popular ghost town, with Turkish Cypriots appearing ready to address Greek Cypriot grievances with or without a solution to the Cyprus problem, adding there is “no going back” on the plan to open the abandoned city...

29. Cyprus shoots its shot in race for vaccine

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-shoots-its-shot-in-race-for-vaccine

As the Republic of Cyprus expects to get one million of doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, President Anastasiades is calling for “common standards” as fierce competition overseas paints a gloomy picture on how countries go about to secure vaccinations for their citizens...

30. Council of Europe report critical of Greece's migrant pushbacks, detention conditions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/council-of-europe-report-critical-of-greece-s-migrant-pushbacks-detention-conditions

A Council of Europe report, released Thursday, calls on Greece to stop pushbacks of migrants and calls out the country on the conditions in several migrant detention centers....

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