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1. NGOs raise alarm over inhumane conditions at overcrowded migrant camp

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ngos-raise-alarm-over-inhumane-conditions-at-overcrowded-migrant-detention-camp

Two migrant and refugee support NGOs, Cyprus Refugee Council and Caritas Cyprus, have raised the alarm over the inhumane conditions that have developed in the Kokkinitrimithia camp, particularly since the coronavirus pandemic broke out on the island....

2. Cyprus gets tougher with stricter bundle of measures

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-gets-tougher-with-stricter-bundle-of-measures

Stricter measures to contain the spread of coronavirus were announced by the Health Minister on Monday as the island scrambles to curb the steadily rising deaths and infections....

3. EU leaders call for recovery plan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-call-for-recovery-plan

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades took part in a video conference with the EU leaders, as the bloc sought to find common ground on how best to share the burden...

4. President, Presidential Palace staff undergo Covid-19 test

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-presidential-palace-staff-undergo-covid-19-tests

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Presidential Palace staff were tested for coronavirus on Tuesday as a precaution....

5. President: Partial lockdown of airports, schools to remain closed until April 10

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-partial-lockdown-of-airports-schools-to-remain-closed-until-april-10

President Nicos Anastasiades addressed the nation on Friday night after the week saw cumulative confirmations of coronavirus cases across the divide....

6. EU slams Trump’s Europe travel ban

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-slams-trump-s-europe-travel-ban

The European Union has slammed the new anti-virus travel ban announced by US President Donald Trump, lashing out at an “unilateral” decision taken “without consultation.”...

7. No spectators at Tokyo 2020 Games torch lighting ceremony

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-spectators-at-tokyo-2020-games-torch-lighting-ceremony

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be the first in more 35 years to be held without spectators after organizers on Monday introduced tighter measures to protect against the coronavirus....

8. EU executive tells Turkey to take migrants back from Greek border

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-executive-tells-turkey-to-take-migrants-back-from-greek-border

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said ahead of talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Turkey must move refugees and migrants away from the Greek border....

9. Checkpoint closures to be extended until Monday

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/checkpoint-closures-to-be-extended-until-monday

The closure of four crossing points last Saturday, in what the Government said would be a one-week temporary precaution against coronavirus outbreak, will be extended until Monday, the National Council agreed on Thursday....

10. Turkey deploys 1,000 police at Greek border to stem pushback of migrants

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-deploys-1-000-police-at-greek-border-to-stem-pushback-of-migrants

Turkey is deploying 1,000 special police forces along its border with Greece on Thursday to halt the pushback of migrants toward its territory, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said, adding that 164 migrants had been wounded by Greek authorities....

11. EU interior ministers to pledge ‘all necessary measures’ to stop illegal crossings

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-interior-ministers-to-pledge-‘all-necessary-measures-to-stop-illegal-crossings

EU interior ministers meeting in Brussels on Wednesday will pledge “all necessary measures” to prevent illegal crossings into the bloc’s external borders, according to a draft of their conclusions seen by Kathimerini, which also calls upon Turkey to abide by the terms of a 2016 deal to stem flows in the Aegean....

12. Coronavirus cases in Greece rise to eight

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-cases-in-greece-rise-to-eight

Greece has confirmed a new case of coronavirus, the Health Ministry said Wednesday, bringing the total number of coronavirus infections in the country to eight....

13. President says increasing migrant flows from Turkey distorting demographic

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-says-increasing-migrant-flows-from-turkey-distorting-cyprus-demographic

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed concern over the flow of immigrants from Turkey, which he said is an attempt to distort the demographic character of Cyprus....

14. UN: EU needs to stop bickering, support Greece on refugees

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/un-eu-needs-to-stop-bickering-support-greece-on-refugees

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday urged European Union countries to give more resources and support to Greece as it faces a new wave of migrants and refugees from Syria and other parts of the Middle East....

15. Greek army, police dig in along Turkey border after migrant clashes

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-army-police-dig-in-along-turkey-border-after-migrant-clashes

Greek troops and riot police remained on high alert on Tuesday along the land border between Greece and Turkey, the main flashpoint in an escalating row between the EU and Ankara over how to deal with a new wave of migrants and refugees....

16. EU bans two Turks over drilling off Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-bans-two-turks-over-drilling-off-cyprus

The European Union has imposed sanctions on two Turkish nationals in connection with their company’s drilling activities off Cyprus...

17. Position on Varosha 'very clear' and unchanged, Security Council President says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/position-on-varosha-very-clear-and-unchanged-security-council-president-says

The position of the Security Council on Varosha is very clear and has not changed, said Ambassador Marc Pecsteen de Buytswerve, the Permanent Representative of Belgium presiding over the UN body this month....

18. Coronavirus checks to be stepped up at checkpoints

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-checks-to-be-stepped-up-at-checkpoints

Cyprus authorities decided on Wednesday to ramp up checks for coronavirus at checkpoints through an increase of the number of police stationed there....

19. 14 EU countries demand Syria govt, Russia return to 2018 ceasefire deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/14-eu-countries-demand-syria-govt-russia-return-to-2018-ceasefire-deal

Foreign ministers from 14 European countries, including France and Germany, demanded on Wednesday that Syrian government forces and their Russian backers end their offensive in Idlib province and return to the terms of a 2018 ceasefire deal....

20. Mitsotakis: Turkey-Libya deal a ‘threat’ to states in the region

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-turkey-libya-deal-a-‘threat-to-states-in-the-region

The agreement on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea signed between Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based government is in violation of international law and poses a threat to other states in the region, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has said....

21. Christodoulides and Lavrov discuss bilateral relations, cooperation at UN

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-and-lavrov-discuss-bilateral-relations-cooperation-at-un

The Foreign Ministers of Russia and Cyprus discussed on Tuesday bilateral relations, regional issues and cooperation at the United Nations level, according to an announcement by the Russian Foreign Ministry....

22. Interior Minister talks migration, Cyprus investment program with EU officials in Brussels

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/interior-minister-talks-migration-cyprus-investment-program-with-eu-officials-in-brussels

Interior Minister Nicos Nouris informed the EU Commission’s Vice-President Margaritis Schoinas on Cyprus’ needs and the issues the country faces in dealing with the increased flow of migrants, ahead of the presentation of relevant proposals by the Commission next month....

23. Christodoulides talks Turkish activity in EEZ, Varosha with UNSG

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/christodoulides-talks-turkish-activity-in-eez-varosha-with-unsg

Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Geneva on Monday....

24. Six coronavirus cases discovered in north Italy, hundreds to be tested

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/six-coronavirus-cases-discovered-in-north-italy-hundreds-to-be-tested

Six people have tested positive in Italy for coronavirus, the northern Lombardy region said on Friday, in the first known cases of local transmission of the potentially deadly illness in the country....

25. Summit standoff as EU leaders grapple with Brexit-sized hole in budget

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/summit-standoff-as-eu-leaders-grapple-with-brexit-sized-hole-in-budget

EU leaders made no headway on Thursday in fractious talks on a joint 2021-27 budget that was left with a 75 billion-euro (62.9 billion pounds) hole after Britain’s departure at a time when they face costly new challenges from climate change to migration....

26. Cyprus Econ Council begins work on future sustainable growth blueprint

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-econ-council-begins-work-on-future-sustainable-growth-blueprint

The Cyprus Economy and Competitiveness Council (CECC) has announced the start of a project aiming to draft a blueprint on Cyprus’ future long term sustainable economic growth....

27. Potatoes to be brought in from the north after cold blast damages crops

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/1-potatoes-to-be-brought-in-from-the-north-after-cold-blast-damages-crops

Potatoes harvested in the north will be transferred next Monday to government-controlled areas, where potato crops suffered heavy blows after successive days of heavy rain and frost....

28. Cyprus 'golden passports' scheme a laundering risk, says watchdog

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-golden-passports-scheme-a-laundering-risk-says-watchdog

A European money laundering watchdog has cautioned that a secretive investment-for-passports programme run by Cyprus was vulnerable to money laundering and fraught with risk...

29. Syria displacement is worst since conflict began, UN says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/syria-displacement-is-worst-since-conflict-began-un-says

More people have fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict and the city of Idlib, where many are sheltering, could become a graveyard if hostilities continue, two U.N. agencies said on Tuesday....

30. National Action Plan in the works to increase role of women in conflict situations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/national-action-plan-in-the-works-to-increase-role-of-women-in-conflict-situations

A preliminary draft has been completed of the island’s first ever National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of UN resolution 1325, entitled ‘Women, Peace and Security’, which reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts....

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