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13 April, 2021
 

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1. Gloves are off again over golden passports

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gloves-are-off-again-over-golden-passports

Cyprus’ auditor general told a House committee this week that the Cabinet used old rules to approve over two hundred golden passports after the cutoff date for an investigation ordered by the attorney general, who pushed back on the criticism saying there was 'no bottom to the abyss'...

2. Cyprus updates risk-based travel list

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/3-cyprus-updates-risk-based-travel-list

The Health Ministry’s epidemiological unit issued an updated risk-based classification of countries on Monday, with changes to come into effect on April 8....

3. Anastasiades says determined to participate creatively in Cyprus conference

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-says-determined-to-participate-creatively-in-cyprus-conference

President Nicos Anastasiades received the UNSG’s special envoy Jane Holl Lute in Nicosia on Monday as preparatory work continues to unfold ahead of the informal conference on Cyprus to be held in Geneva on April 27-29....

4. Anastasiades, Greek PM discuss Cyprus issue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-greek-pm-discuss-cyprus-issue

The Cyprus issue was the focus of a telephone conversation between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Monday morning....

5. Jehovah witness wins case against army

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jehovah-witness-wins-case-against-army

A man in the Republic of Cyprus has won an appeal against an army decision after military officers failed to prove they had acted impartially in his request for alternate military service due to religious convictions...

6. Coming period packed with Cyprus Problem diplomacy

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coming-period-packed-with-cyprus-problem-diplomacy

EU and UN officials are expected in Cyprus in the coming days ahead of the informal conference on Cyprus that will take place April 27-29 of in Geneva and this month’s European Council summit, during which EU leaders will discuss Turkey`s European course. ...

7. UK states it is a 'strong supporter' of federal Cyprob solution

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/uk-states-it-is-a-strong-supporter-of-federal-cyprob-solution

The UK remains a “strong supporter” of a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement to the Cyprus issue based on the internationally accepted model of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation, a government source in London has said. ...

8. UNSG says willing to hear suggestions of all parties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unsg-says-willing-to-hear-suggestions-of-all-parties

The UN Security Council’s mandate refers explicitly to a bizonal, bicommunal solution in Cyprus, but this is not an impediment for the parties to present their positions, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told a press conference on Thursday....

9. UNSC backs federal solution to Cyprus Problem

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unsc-backs-federal-solution-to-cyprus-problem

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Tuesday expressed its support to the efforts being undertaken by the UN Secretary-General (UNSG) to resume Cyprus Problem peace talks and unanimously stood behind a bizonal bicommunal federation settlement basis....

10. 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....

11. Anastasiades invites National Council to informal Cyprob summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-invites-national-council-to-informal-cyprob-summit

President Anastasiades briefed the National Council on Thursday on the latest developments in the Cyprus Problem, and extended an invitation to Council members to accompany him on the informal meeting the UN is organising, that is expected to take place in New York in late February or early May....

12. Spehar meets leaders ahead of UNFICYP mandate renewal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/spehar-meets-leaders-ahead-of-unficyp-mandate-renewal

The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar held tête-à-têtes with the leaders of the two communities on Wednesday morning ahead of the Security Council’s upcoming vote on the renewal of UNFICYP’s mandate....

13. Five-party meeting within eyeshot

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/five-party-meeting-within-eyeshot

UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute on Monday got both leaders of divided Cyprus to commit to the possibility of informal talks as early as next month, with local media on both sides noting the lack of an official statement from the global organization...

14. Lute set to visit Cyprus anew by mid-January

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lute-set-to-visit-cyprus-anew-by-mid-january

The UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cyprus, Jane Holl Lute, is expected to visit the island anew during the first half of January in view of holding meetings with the leaders of the two sides as preparations continue toward the organisation of an informal conference on the Cyprus problem....

15. A timeline of the coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-timeline-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-in-cyprus

The coronavirus pandemic in Cyprus, which kicked off mildly at first with double-digit daily new cases before the second wave sent the island into unprecedented terrain with hundreds of daily new cases and the healthcare system ready to give in at any given time, can be generally divided into four stages. ...

16. 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...

17. 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....

18. Larnaca gearing up with flood prevention systems

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/larnaca-gearing-up-with-flood-prevention-systems

Four meteorological stations were set up in Larnaca this year for better monitoring of the weather, allowing for more effective flood prevention...

19. Cypriot leaders to size each other up

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-leaders-to-size-each-other-up

Cyprus’ Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders are meeting on Tuesday evening to get to know each other following elections in the north, but local reports on both sides of the divided island suggest Nicos Anastasiades and Ersin Tatar already have talking points for each other...

20. UNSG ready for new round of Cyprus talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/unsg-ready-for-new-round-of-cyprus-problem-talks

In a letter to the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres expressed his readiness to resume talks for a settlement of the Cyprus Problem on the basis of convergences already reached, including agreements during the Berlin meeting of November 2019, but also in accordance with Security Council Resolutions....

21. Anastasiades and Tatar to meet in Nicosia UN premises

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-and-tatar-to-meet-in-nicosia-un-premises

The new Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar on Monday accepted President Anastasiades’ proposal for a get together, that is set to take place in UN premises in Nicosia....

22. Golden passports pushed forward in Commission agenda

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/golden-passports-pushed-forward-in-commission-agenda

After the Al Jazeera revelations, the Cyprus Investment Program is being pushed into the European Commission’s discussion agenda....

23. Antonis Polemitis at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/antonis-polemitis-at-digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-2020

Mr. Polemitis has two decades of experience in higher education, private equity, and software development. He has a deep understanding of global higher education, having served as a CEO, investor, board member, instructor and technology developer in the field. He has been a principal or advisor for a broad range of corporate financings in the United States, Europe, Latin America and India, ranging from multi-billion dollar industrial buyouts to early stage venture capital. He has also led the development of high-scale cloud-based technology platforms in multiple industries....

24. Stella Kyriakides at Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/stella-kyriakides-at-digital-agenda-cyprus-summit-2020

On 1 December 2019, Ms. Kyriakides became the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. ...

25. Nicosia wants teeth in UNSC Varosha response

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-wants-teeth-in-unsc-varosha-response

The UN Security Council on Friday will hold deliberations on Varosha after the Republic of Cyprus has urged members to call on Ankara to undo steps it has taken over the divided island’s fenced-off ghost town...

26. Nicosia in wait-and-see over Barbaros

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-in-wait-and-see-over-barbaros

Government officials in the Republic of Cyprus on Friday declined to comment on reports that Turkish seismic vessel Barbaros had moved away from contested waters off Cyprus, suggesting Nicosia was in a wait-and-see mode amid reports of ongoing diplomatic efforts at the European level between Greece and Turkey...

27. East Mediterranean dialogue prospects ‘at sea’

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/east-mediterranean-dialogue-prospects-‘at-sea

Cypriot government spokesman Kyriacos Koushos said Turkey’s pulling out of Yavuz drillship from waters off Cyprus was a positive step but cautioned it was not known whether the withdrawal would be short-lived...

28. Anastasiades: disagreement among EU27 centered around tactics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-disagreement-among-eu27-centered-around-tactics

The President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades on Friday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the European Council summit in Brussels that drew to a close after marathon talks on Thursday night and early Friday morning,...

29. Nicosia okay with EU27's third draft

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nicosia-okay-with-eu27-s-third-draft

European leaders in Brussels were able to break a deadlock on Belarus sanctions in the wee hours at the Special Council Meeting, after Nicosia accepted a third draft warning Turkey to remain positive to avoid sanctions...

30. Michel’s first draft falls through

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-s-first-draft-falls-through

Little or no progress was made at the Special European Council by Thursday early evening, with reports saying Greece and Cyprus did not agree with a draft statement on EU relations with Turkey...

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