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1. Michel proposes EastMed conference to diffuse tensions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/michel-proposes-eastmed-conference-to-diffuse-tensions

The President of the European Council Charles Michel said Friday that unilateral actions and violations of international law in the Eastern Mediterranean “must absolutely stop”, tabling a proposal for a multilateral conference on the Eastern Mediterranean, in cooperation with the United Nations. ...

2. The EU did not act in united fashion, Cyprus President tells Le Figaro

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/the-eu-did-not-act-in-united-fashion-cyprus-president-tells-le-figaro

In an interview with the French daily Le Figaro published Thursday, President Nicos Anastasiades said that in responding Turkey’s actions in the eastern Mediterranean, the EU did not act in a decisive and united fashion, while refuting that Cyprus vetoed sanctions against Belarus....

3. The four scenarios after the 'veto'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/the-four-scenarios-after-the-veto

The decision on EU sanctions has been postponed for the meeting of the 27 leaders of member states, likely to take place on October 1 and 2 due to a case of coronavirus. At that meeting, it will become clear whether the case of Belarus will be linked with whether sanctions will be imposed on Turkey for its provocations in the Cyprus EEZ or not. Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides made it clear to the Council of Foreign Ministers that what was agreed in Berlin should be respected, in essence using his veto. Whether Nicosia will maintain this position until the end will be seen at the summit of the 27....

4. Coronavirus measures bring sharp drop in EU asylum applications

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/coronavirus-measures-bring-sharp-drop-in-eu-asylum-applications

First-time asylum applicants in the EU recorded a sharp drop of almost 70% during the second quarter of 2020, mainly as a result of coronavirus emergency measures imposed by member states from March, Eurostat figures showed Wednesday....

5. Driver dies after crash that went unnoticed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/driver-dies-after-wreck-that-went-unnoticed

A young man from Larnaca district died in hospital on Monday, a day after he was involved in a road accident when his car veered off the road and was not discovered until hours later...

6. Transport minister reveals future plans for trains, trams in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/transport-minister-reveals-future-plans-for-trains-trams-in-cyprus

"The Republic of Cyprus recognizes that the railways can play an important role in improving the efficiency of the transport of goods and people, for short and long distances," transport minister Yiannis Karousos said Monday during a teleconference shared with his European counterparts...

7. Greek President stresses solidarity with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greek-president-stresses-solidarity-with-cyprus

President Katerina Sakellaropoulou on Monday underlined the unity and solidarity between Greece and Cyprus in the face of Turkish provocations during a two-day official visit to Nicosia....

8. FinCEN Files: Cyprus banks embroiled in dirty money leak

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/fincen-files-cyprus-banks-embroiled-in-dirty-money-leak

Leaked documents from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, dubbed the FinCEN files, have revealed that several of the world’s major banks allowed over 200,000 suspicious financial transactions valued at around $2 trillion to be moved over a period of almost two decades, with 897 of those transactions made by Cypriot banks....

9. Nearly 100 asylum seekers flown out of Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/nearly-100-asylum-seekers-flown-out-of-cyprus

Fourteen unaccompanied minors have been transferred from the Republic of Cyprus to Finland, while another 84 foreign nationals were flown back to their countries in what the government described as ‘voluntary returns'...

10. France stands behind Cyprus, defends sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/france-stands-behind-cyprus-defends-sanctions-against-turkey

The EU must be ready to activate all its tools, including sanctions, against Turkey, French State Secretary for European Affairs Clément Beaune said Friday during a visit to Cyprus....

11. 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....

12. EU solidarity to go beyond words, Michel tells Anastasiades

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-solidarity-to-go-beyond-words-michel-tells-anastasiades

In a meeting with the European Council President Charles Michel on Wednesday, the President of the Republic of Cyprus expressed hope that EU member states will show a united front during next week’s extraordinary European Council summit on Turkey....

13. Turkey accuses Greece of treaty violations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-accuses-greece-of-treaty-violations

Turkey has issued a navigational telex to mariners accusing Greece of violating the Lausanne Treaty by militarizing the Greek island of Chios just 10 miles from a Turkish port...

14. Athens and Ankara in dialogue rehearsal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/athens-ankara-in-dialogue-rehearsal-exclusively-in-kathimerini

In the wake of the almost month-long standoff between Greece and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean, the foreign ministers of both countries, Nikos Dendias and Mevlut Cavusoglu, give their analysis of the situation and the way forward in articles they wrote exclusively for Kathimerini...

15. Animals abused during battlefield school prank

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/animals-abused-during-battlefield-school-prank

Shocking reports of animal cruelty at Paralimni High School emerged on Monday, during a series of high school senior pranks that took place in many towns to mark first day of classes...

16. Sanctions unfeasible and ineffective

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/sanctions-unfeasible-and-ineffective

Nathalie Tocci was a close adviser to former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, during the years when the Cyprus Problem came – according to many - closer than ever to a solution. Today, she is a close advisor to Josep Borrell and, having monitored the Cyprus Problem for many years and having played a central role in the effort to formulate a European strategy for foreign policy, she has a strong view not only on Cyprus but also on the Greek-Turkish conflict. At the same time, she takes a critical approach to the efforts exerted by Athens and Nicosia to link sanctions against Turkey with those against Belarus. ...

17. Pompeo 'deeply concerned' over eastern Med

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pompeo-deeply-concerned-over-eastern-mediterranean

The United States remains 'deeply concerned' about Turkey's actions in the eastern Mediterranean, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, urging a diplomatic end to a simmering crisis over offshore natural resources...

18. Maltese FM calls for EU solidarity with frontline countries

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/maltese-fm-calls-for-eu-solidarity-with-frontline-countries

Acting President of the Republic, President of the House of Representatives, Demetris Syllouris received Malta’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Evarist Bartolo on Friday, who called for more EU solidarity with frontline countries....

19. Anastasiades finds sympathetic ear at MED7

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-finds-sympathetic-ear-at-med7

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades highlighted a need for a decisive EU stance towards Turkey, while praising his French counterpart for showing “practical and stable support” towards Cyprus...

20. Driver permit rules stiffer for non-residents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-driver-permit-rules-stiffer-for-non-residents

The Cypriot transport ministry has issued tougher rules for some foreigners seeking to obtain a driver’s permit, essentially linking visa status to eligibility while barring refugees with pending applications as well as introducing stricter criteria...

21. ECHR asks Cyprus to explain boat incidents

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/echr-asks-cyprus-to-explain-boat-incidents

The European Court of Human Rights has asked the government of the Republic of Cyprus to answer questions concerning recent refoulement of undocumented travelers at sea, in response to a request of an interim measure from a local attorney handling another case...

22. Police probe Brit's courthouse daring escape

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/police-probe-brit-s-courthouse-daring-escape

Escape from lawful custody could be added to the list of charges against an elderly man who jumped out of courthouse window, with reports saying this will depend on whether he was trying to run away or end his life...

23. Lavrov says Russia ready to support peace

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/lavrov-says-russia-ready-to-support-peace

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says his country stands ready to help diffuse tensions in the region while criticizing US efforts for fueling conflict rather than promoting peaceful solutions...

24. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

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

25. Russia’s top diplomat visits Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/russia-s-top-diplomat-visits-cyprus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is flying to the Republic of Cyprus on Monday where a new agreement is expected to be signed on the avoidance of double taxation between the two countries...

26. Urgent meeting after weekend refugee arrivals

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/urgent-meeting-after-weekend-refugee-arrivals

Cypriot Interior Minister Nicos Nouris has called for an emergency meeting following a number of arrivals of undocumented migrants over the weekend, with some of them transported back to Lebanon and others facing the prospect of crowding into an already maxed-out facility...

27. Period for filing appeals against asylum service decisions slashed

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/period-for-filing-appeals-against-asylum-service-decisions-slashed

The Cyprus Parliament on Friday amended the constitution to allow for a slashing of the time in which appeals can be filed against decisions of the asylum service from 75 days to 15 days....

28. New committee to probe entire length of Cyprus Investment Program

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-committee-to-probe-entire-length-of-cyprus-investment-program

The Cabinet on Thursday agreed to appoint an independent investigative committee to look into all passports granted through the Cyprus Investment Program from 2008 until July this year, when stricter rules were implemented....

29. Turkey: Russia to hold live-fire exercises in Mediterranean

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-russia-to-hold-live-fire-exercises-in-mediterranean

Turkey has announced that Russia will hold live-fire naval exercises in the eastern Mediterranean, amid escalating tensions between Turkey and its coastal neighbors Greece and Cyprus over rights to search for energy resources in the region. ...

30. Government extends support schemes until end October

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/government-extends-support-schemes-until-end-october

The Cabinet on Thursday decided to extend current government support programs aiming to cushion the blow of the coronavirus pandemic until the end of October, Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou said....

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