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1. EU fails to unblock sanctions due to lack on unanimity

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-fails-to-unblock-sanctions-due-to-lack-on-unanimity

European Union foreign ministers failed to overcome a diplomatic standoff over Belarus on Monday despite an appeal by the country's main opposition leader to approve sanctions on officials accused of rigging the election last month....

2. 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....

3. 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.”...

4. UK, Swedish travel agents regaining confidence in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-swedish-travel-agents-regaining-confidence-in-cyprus

Major travel agents from Britain and Sweden seem to be overcoming their reservations regarding the mandatory coronavirus test and are starting to bring tourists to Cyprus again, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said Friday, speaking before the Parliamentary Transport Committee....

5. Greek PM expected to unveil French defense deal on Saturday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-expected-to-unveil-french-defense-deal-on-saturday

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to unveil the details of a defense deal with Paris that was the subject of talks with French President Emmanuel Macron on the sidelines of a European-Mediterranean leaders’ meeting in Corsica on Thursday....

6. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/passports-under-the-watchful-eye-of-the-commission

7. Golden passports scheme to remain as is

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/golden-passports-scheme-to-remain-as-is

The citizenship-by-investment program will not be terminated, nor will it be suspended for a short period as a way of managing the crisis developing crisis, the government decided during its Tuesday morning coffee at the Presidential Palace. What was strongly tabled was that a potential freezing or termination of the investment program at this point in time would send a message that the government is acting in light of the Al Jazeera publications, and that by extension, that it accepts them....

8. Curtain rising for citizenship-by-investment program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/curtain-rising-for-citizenship-by-investment-program

The Presidency has before it four scenarios for dealing with the issue of purchased citizenships. The most likely possibility is that of suspending the investment program for a short period, as revealed by Kathimerini on Sunday....

9. House President calls for suspension of 'golden passports' scheme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/house-president-calls-for-suspension-of-golden-passports-scheme

House President Demetris Syllouris has formally suggested to President Nicos Anastasiades that the Cyprus citizenship-by-investment scheme is paused until decisions for its improvement or even complete termination are taken, and called for a meeting of party leaders to discuss the scheme that has recently attracted international attention after a document leak led to a series of articles and videos published by the media network Al Jazeera....

10. Ankara accuses Athens of beating the war drum

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-accuses-athens-of-beating-the-war-drum

Turkey says the European Union is not sincere in its efforts to weigh in on the maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean, while accusing Athens of beating the war drum by intending to expand Greek territorial waters...

11. EU mulls legal action against Cyprus 'golden passports'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-mulls-legal-action-against-cyprus-golden-passports

The foreign media network Al Jazeera, that has this week been publishing a series of articles and videos on the murky side of the Cyprus ‘golden passports’ program after it was leaked classified documents, reported that the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders is looking into the possibility of legal action against Cyprus....

12. Cyprus takes a stab at Al Jazeera 'propaganda'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-takes-a-stab-at-al-jazeera-propaganda

The daily publication of reports by the foreign media network Al Jazeera targeting the Cyprus citizenship-for-investment programme after gaining possession of over 1,400 leaked documents has sent the Cyprus government rushing to set the record straight....

13. Cyprus Parliament ratifies EastMed pipeline agreement

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-parliament-ratifies-eastmed-pipeline-agreement

Cyprus’ House of Representatives ratified on Friday the EastMed natural gas pipeline....

14. 74% of Cypriots want higher EU budget to tackle pandemic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/74-of-cypriots-want-higher-eu-budget-to-tackle-pandemic

Three in four Cypriots believe the EU needs additional economic means in order to deal with the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic, a study conducted by the European Parliament during the second half of June showed....

15. Only through dialogue can the Mediterranean regain stability, Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/only-through-dialogue-can-the-mediterranean-regain-stability-borrell-says

The Mediterranean can be a more secure and stable zone only through dialogue, the EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said at the European Parliament’s plenary session on Turkey in Brussels. ...

16. Anastasiades: Patriotic realism dictates solution through diplomacy, not weapons

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-patriotic-realism-dictates-solution-through-diplomacy-not-weapons

Instead of a catastrophic scenario, we opt for diplomacy, the weapons of international law and Cyprus’ status as an EU member state. This is what is dictated by patriotic realism and rationalism, and not a rhetoric of empty slogans. The coming days are crucial as regards initiatives taken by the EU and the US in view of preventing a potential crisis through targeted measures towards Turkey....

17. Berlin ready to support Cyprus solution process

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/berlin-ready-to-support-cyprus-solution-process

Berlin intends to be supportive if asked to do so by all parties involved in Cyprus settlement efforts, the Ambassador of Germany to Cyprus, Franz Josef Kremp, told the Cyprus News Agency....

18. EU top official and Cyprus defence minister fly over Cyprus' EEZ by helicopter

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-top-official-and-cyprus-defence-minister-fly-over-cyprus-eez-by-helicopter

The EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell joined the Cyprus defence minister Savvas Angelides on a helicopter ride over the Republic’s exclusive economic zone to observe the sea areas that are increasingly emerging as zones of contention....

19. Cypriot FM to visit Israel in a hurry

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-fm-to-visit-israel-in-a-hurry

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides will pay a last minute visit to Israel on Tuesday, days after President Nicos Anastasiades called off his trip citing coronavirus concerns and just before debate in the neighbouring country is expected to peak over annexation plans in West Bank...

20. Interior minister presents bills for streamlining asylum procedures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-presents-bills-for-streamlining-asylum-procedures

The house legal committee discussed on Tuesday a bundle of four bills, submitted by interior minister Nicos Nouris, that seek to streamline procedures for the processing of applications filed by asylum seekers as well as appeal proceedings....

21. Cyprus cries foul over Turkey’s pick at UNGA

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-cries-foul-over-turkey-s-pick-at-unga

Cyprus and Armenia have sent a letter to the UN Secretary-General explaining the reasons why the two countries object to the election by silence procedure of Volkan Bozkir of Turkey as President of the UN General Assembly at its 75 session...

22. Greek PM says Greece ready for any challenge

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-pm-says-greece-ready-for-any-challenge

Amid renewed tensions with Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis stressed on Wednesday that Greece “will face all challenges with consistency, stability, confidence and always with a commitment to international law, as it always does.”...

23. Lawmakers to vote on budget for new support measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lawmakers-to-vote-on-budget-for-new-support-measures

The Finance Ministry will be seeking lawmakers’ green light for the supplementary budget of €220 million involving a string of measures to keep the economy afloat after the slowdown brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

24. FinMin delves into details of 'new, more targeted measures'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/finmin-delves-into-details-of-new-more-targeted-measures

Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides held a press conference on Thursday to delve into the details of the new bundle of economic support measures announced by President Nicos Anastasiades in a televised national address Wednesday night....

25. Cyprus 'golden visa' scheme returns to spotlight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-visa-scheme-returns-to-spotlight

Cyprus’ controversial citizenship-by-investment scheme was thrust into the spotlight once again after the investigative journalism platform Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) published an in-depth report on the granting of a ‘golden passport’ to a senior member of the Saudi royal family and six of his family members....

26. The crisis is here and should not be underestimated, FinMin warns parties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-crisis-is-here-and-should-not-be-underestimated-finmin-warns-parties

As political parties continue to quarrel over a bill seeking to release government funds as guarantees for loans to businesses hit affected by the coronavirus outbreak, Cyprus Minister of Finance Constantinos Petrides warned that “the crisis is here and should not be underestimated.”...

27. The market needs oxygen, FinMin says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-market-needs-oxygen-finmin-says

The market needs oxygen, Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides said Monday, stressing that the least citizens expect from politicians is to reach a consensus in order to support the economy in line with a prudent policy without placing it in further danger....

28. V-E Day marked the turning point towards a democratic, prosperous, and peaceful future

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/v-e-day-marked-the-turning-point-towards-a-democratic-prosperous-and-peaceful-future

Today is the 75th anniversary of the Allied Victory in Europe in World War II - “V-E Day.” This is a day to remember and honor the shared sacrifice, enduring commitment, and unflinching bravery of the Allied forces and the underground movements in defeating Fascism in Europe. We also remember the immense sorrow and misery suffered by so many, and we recognize the bravery and sacrifice of tens of millions of civilians in the Second World War....

29. Cabinet approves new bundle of support measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-cabinet-approves-new-bundle-of-support-measures

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a new bundle of support measures for businesses to keep the economy afloat after the slowdown brought about by the coronavirus outbreak....

30. 'Tourism dogma' piques Israel’s interest

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/tourism-dogma-piques-israel-s-interest

The Israeli tourism minister says his country is looking into the possibility of joining a safe zone for travel that is currently in the works between Cyprus and Greece...

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