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1. IMF: Withdrawal of support measures should be gradual

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/imf-withdrawal-of-support-measures-should-be-gradual

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission met virtually with the Cypriot authorities from March 8–29, 2021 to discuss recent economic developments and policy priorities on the island. In an interview with Kathimerini Cyprus, IMF mission chief for Cyprus, Anita Tuladhar, said the longer the recovery period in sectors related to tourism, the greater the chance that permanent scars will remain in the economy of Cyprus. Tuladhar also noted the importance of state-sponsored programs to support the economy....

2. Michel says EU will be active observer in Cyprus peace talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-says-eu-will-be-active-participant-in-cyprus-peace-talks

The EU remains committed to the resumption of Cyprus peace talks and is looking forward to the informal meeting set to take place in Geneva later this month, where it will participate as an active observer, European Council President Charles Michel said Tuesday after meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara....

3. Adoption of halloumi PDO by mid-April, EC spokesperson says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/adoption-of-halloumi-pdo-by-mid-april-ec-spokesperson-says

The adoption and publication of halloumi and hellim as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product is expected mid-April, Miriam Garcia Ferre, European Commission spokesperson for trade and agriculture said Tuesday....

4. Minister points finger at north over barbwire

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/minister-points-finger-at-north-over-barbwire

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has fired back at critics in the north over the south’s decision to install barbwire near the UN buffer zone to halt illegal crossings, blaming the need for a fence on lack of action on the part of Turkish Cypriot authorities...

5. Athens sees Ankara games ahead of summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-sees-ankara-games-ahead-of-summit

Not only did Turkey continue to ignore Athens’ proposals for the next round of exploratory contacts between the two countries on Monday, its Defense Ministry once again revisited the issue of demilitarization of the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean, going as far as denouncing the presence of Greek warships at Kastellorizo....

6. 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....

7. Borrell: Cyprob solution must come from Cypriots

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/borrell-cyprob-solution-must-come-from-cypriots-themselves

"The European Union fully supports the resumption of a settlement process under UN auspices, as soon as possible," and stands ready to provide whatever assistance both parties and the UN would find most useful, the EU’s Foreign Policy chief Josep Borrell said Thursday....

8. Peter Piot: Vaccination passports a one-way street

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/peter-piot-vaccination-passports-a-one-way-street

Professor Peter Piot, advisor to the Commission President, speaks to ‘K’...

9. Cyprus, India FMs discuss enhancing bilateral relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-india-fms-discuss-enhancing-bilateral-relations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus and the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India held extended political consultations at the highest level this afternoon, under Ministers Nikos Christodoulides and Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, respectively, during which views were exchanged on the further enhancement of the two countries` bilateral relations with particular focus on specific areas, including entrepreneurship, innovation, and tackling the pandemic. ...

10. Christodoulides, Dendias hold talks in Athens

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-dendias-hold-talks-in-athens

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides met with his Greek counterpart in Athens on Friday on the sidelines of the Friendship Forum held Thursday in what was seen as an effort by Greece to expand its network of allies from the Mediterranean to the Gulf....

11. Jordan supports Cyprus solution based on UN resolutions, Ambassador says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/jordan-supports-cyprus-solution-based-on-un-resolutions-ambassador-says

Jordan’s Ambassador to Cyprus Mohamed El-Fayez affirmed on Tuesday his country’s support for a resolution of the Cyprus Problem on the basis of relevant UN resolutions....

12. Cyprob mobility ramps up as UK, Greek officials to visit Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprob-mobility-ramps-up-as-uk-greek-officials-to-visit-cyprus

With the UK Foreign Secretary expected in Cyprus on Thursday, the visit of the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis was also confirmed on Wednesday for February 8. Mitsotakis is expected to discuss recent developments on the Cyprus issue with the country’s president, Nicos Anastasiades....

13. 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....

14. Defence Minister, Egyptian Ambassador discuss defense cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/defence-minister-egyptian-ambassador-discuss-defense-cooperation

Bilateral cooperation in the fields of defence and security and the implementation of the Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program for 2021 was on the agenda of a meeting between Cyprus' Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides with the new Ambassador of Egypt Amr Mohsen Hamza on Thursday....

15. EU keeping close eye on Turkish moves

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-keeping-close-eye-on-turkish-moves

European Union foreign ministers have agreed to a “wait-and-see” approach towards Turkey, with some member-states appearing more skeptical of Ankara’s recent overtures....

16. Cypriot FM visits Gulf before US inauguration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cypriot-fm-visits-gulf-before-us-inauguration

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides flew to the United Arab Emirates on Monday to hold a private meeting with his counterpart, days after the two countries signed a military cooperation agreement but also days before a changing of the guard in Washington could spell trouble for US arms sales to Gulf states...

17. 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....

18. 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....

19. Cyprus, US sign Declaration of Intent on border security

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-us-sign-declaration-of-intent-on-border-security

Cyprus and the USA signed on Tuesday a Declaration of Intent on strengthening cooperation on border security issues, in view of enhancing their capacity to counter common threats and foster stability in the region. ...

20. Cyprus, US officials mark 'watershed' moment in bilateral relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-us-officials-mark-watershed-moment-in-bilateral-relations

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides and acting US Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Cyprus Center for Land, Open-Seas and Port Security (CYCLOPS) took place in Larnaca on Monday, with the two officials lauding the strong partnership between Cyprus and the US as well as the crucial role that the training center will play in the region....

21. US Homeland Security secretary in Cyprus for two-day visit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-homeland-security-secretary-in-cyprus-for-two-day-visit

US Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf was expected for a two-day visit in Cyprus starting on Monday, before heading off to Bahrain and Qatar for talks with regional counterparts on bolstering security cooperation and information sharing....

22. Cyprus calls on Egypt to assist in persuading Turkey to shift intransigent stance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-calls-on-egypt-to-assist-in-persuading-turkey-to-shift-intransigent-stance

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has asked the Egyptian government to exert every effort towards persuading Turkey to alter its intransigent stance and to reverse its unilateral and provocative actions, in view of ultimately easing of tensions in a consistent and sustained manner, allowing the cultivation of a climate that is conducive to facilitating the resumption of the peace process....

23. Cyprus, Greece and Jordan to step up cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-greece-and-jordan-to-step-up-cooperation

Cyprus, Greece and Jordan vowed Tuesday to further enhance their trilateral cooperation, which will cover defence and security issues as well as economic and trade cooperation....

24. 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....

25. Moscow blames ban on Cyprus Airways

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/moscow-blames-ban-on-cyprus-airways

Cypriot Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos says the government will do whatever necessary to overcome a disembarkation ban by Moscow, while reports say Russian aviation authorities imposed the ban on Cyprus Airways over the company’s failure to provide a passenger list...

26. 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'...

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. Greece, UAE commit to mutual defense assistance

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-uae-commit-to-mutual-defense-assistance

The mutual defense assistance clause, activated in the event that one of the two countries’ territorial integrity is threatened, is probably the most important part of the defense and foreign policy cooperation agreement signed by Greece and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) last week, according to sources with inside information....

29. Cyprus, Israel affirm excellent bilateral relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-israel-affirm-excellent-bilateral-relations

Israeli Minister of Defence Benny Gantz has stressed the necessity for Turkey to immediately terminate its illegal actions in Cyprus and the broader region, in order to create the favourable conditions that would allow for the resumption of a productive dialogue on the Cyprus issue....

30. Pompeo criticizes Turkey’s unilateral actions in letter to Greek FM

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-criticizes-turkey-s-unilateral-actions-in-letter-to-greek-fm

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sent a letter to his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias in which he criticizes Turkey’s unilateral actions while describing Greece as a pillar of stability in the region, Kathimerini says citing diplomatic sources in Athens....

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