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1. 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....

2. 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. ...

3. 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...

4. EU calls on Cyprus to manage migration flows in line with EU law

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-calls-on-cyprus-to-manage-migration-flows-in-line-with-eu-law

The EU said Tuesday that it acknowledges the difficulties faced by the Republic of Cyprus in terms of the flow of refugees it is called to deal with, but stressed that basic principles and EU legislation must be respected....

5. Passports under the watchful eye of the Commission

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

6. Upgrading Cyprus' defence urgent, Defence Minister says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/upgrading-cyprus-defence-urgent-defence-minister-says

Minister of Defence Charalambos Petrides said Thursday that the strengthening and upgrading the Republic of Cyprus’ defence constitutes an urgent need, given the fact that the Cyprus problem remains unresolved, and Turkey’s aggressive behaviour in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone is ongoing....

7. Commissioner says not involved in biometrics

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/commissioner-says-not-involved-in-biometrics

The Commissioner for personal data in the Republic of Cyprus says her office was not involved in the process of implementing a biometric requirement for Cypriot citizens, citing EU regulations that applied directly in the entire bloc...

8. After collision, Athens plans next steps

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/after-collision-athens-plans-next-steps

Greek Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos on Tuesday congratulated the captain of the Greek frigate Limnos that accidentally collided with a Turkish ship during a standoff in the Eastern Mediterranean last week and indicated that Greece is prepared to hold talks with Turkey on the condition that it withdraws its warships and seismic research vessels from the area of the Greek continental shelf...

9. Turkish seismic research vessel within Cyprus EEZ

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-seismic-research-vessel-within-cyprus-eez

The Turkish seismic research vessel Oruc Reis was spotted on Monday off the Western coast of Cyprus and in the area delineated by Turkey’s fresh Navtex....

10. Beirut calls off search and rescue

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/beirut-calls-off-search-and-rescue

The Cypriot rescue mission in Beirut was on its way back to the island after Lebanon shifted its search and rescue focus to recovery, while world leaders including Anastasiades pledged aid amid violent protests over the weekend. ...

11. North and south exchange more murder suspects

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/north-and-south-exchange-more-murder-suspects

An exchange of murder suspects took place on Friday between north and south on the divided island of Cyprus, with both sides handing over foreign nationals who attempted to run away from justice...

12. Cyprus welcomes Brits back amid spike

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-welcomes-brits-back-amid-spike

Five flights from British airports were scheduled to land in the Republic of Cyprus on Saturday, after the island listed the United Kingdom in Category B, which means arriving passengers are not required to be under self-isolation...

13. Supreme Court orders Syrian man’s release

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/supreme-court-orders-syrian-man-s-release

An asylum seeker, who was detained on national security grounds and his application had been rejected, was ordered to walk free after the Supreme Court ruled state authorities had no legal basis to keep him locked up...

14. Cyprus among five countries that present UNSG with note verbale on Tukey-Libya MoU

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-among-five-countries-that-present-unsg-with-note-verbale-on-tukey-libya-mou

Cyprus, Bahrain, Egypt, Greece and Saudi Arabia have presented a note verbale to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterrres, outlining the reasons why the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the Government of National Accord of Libya on the delimitation of maritime jurisdiction areas in the Mediterranean in Istanbul on 27 November 2019 should not be registered by the UN Secretariat in the list of international treaties....

15. Presidents of Cyprus, Greece discuss escalating Turkish provocations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/presidents-of-cyprus-greece-discuss-escalating-turkish-provocations

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades and Greece’s President Katerina Sakellaropoulou held their first meeting in Athens on Tuesday, focusing the discussion on Turkey’s actions in the region and the close ties between the two countries....

16. Anastasiades lauds France as a pillar of stability in EastMed region

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/anastasiades-lauds-france-as-a-pillar-of-stability-in-eastmed-region

In a period of immense challenges and illegal actions, the presence of the French naval force in the broader geographical region tangibly proves the readiness and determination of France to act as a pillar of stability in the region, while it sends a clear message to those who aim at escalating tensions by acting in an unacceptable way, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said Monday....

17. US to include Cyprus in army programme

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-to-include-cyprus-in-army-programme

The American Embassy in Nicosia says the United States are looking forward to expanding their military education and training programmes to include Cyprus, with plans to introduce professional and technical courses in 2021...

18. Man gets 13 years in Nicosia fatal stabbing

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/man-gets-13-years-in-nicosia-fatal-stabbing

A young man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for the death of a Pakistani national, who was killed in a stabbing incident downtown Nicosia back in February...

19. CNN: Erdogan phoned Trump 'at least twice a week'

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cnn-erdogan-phoned-trump-at-least-twice-a-week

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called his US counterpart Donald Trump as often as two times a day and was “put through directly” to the US president, American news broadcaster CNN said in a report published on Monday....

20. Young man dies in downtown attack

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/young-man-dies-in-downtown-attack

One suspect has been arrested and two others are wanted by police after a young man was killed and two injured Sunday night following an attack in downtown Nicosia...

21. Cyprus outlines drastic step on migration

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-outlines-drastic-step-on-migration

Republic of Cyprus Interior Minister Nikos Nouris is urgently seeking a constitutional amendment to shorten the time of due process for asylum applicants, calling a set of government-sponsored bills a “holistic approach” to immigration during a press conference on Thursday...

22. Letter to UNSG denounces Turkey's violations of Cyprus' airspace, maritime zones

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/letter-to-unsg-denounces-turkey-s-violations-of-cyprus-airspace-maritime-zones

A letter dated May 28 sent by the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the UN Andreas Mavroyiannis to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that denounced Turkish violations of the island’s airspace and maritime zones was released on Thursday as an official document in the General Assembly of the UN Security Council....

23. 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...

24. Cops get to the bottom of Paphos incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cops-vow-to-get-to-the-bottom-of-paphos-incident

A Paphos judge ordered six men and two women in remanded custody for four days following their arrest on charges of public nuisance...

25. Downtown clashes continue on the island

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/downtown-clashes-continue-in-cyprus

Police officers have been busy over the weekend with public incidents in two districts, with a number of arrests taking place in Paphos and three people ending up in hospital in Nicosia...

26. EU issues '10 commandments' for safe travel

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-issues-10-commandments-for-safe-travel

As EU countries gradually lift confinement measures, Europeans may be able to travel this summer, provided the health situation and national restrictions allow....

27. Mass deportations underway in Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mass-deportations-underway-in-cyprus

The Republic of Cyprus has begun expelling foreign nationals who have been turned down for asylum, citing concerns over security threats and changing demographics due to a migration crisis...

28. Cyprus readies to deport suspected terrorists

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-moves-to-deport-suspected-terrorists

The Republic of Cyprus says it is getting ready to deport 17 undocumented migrants suspected of having ties to foreign terrorists, but proceedings could be delayed due to ongoing pandemic and other legal issues...

29. Empty middle seat? Depends on which country you are flying in

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/empty-middle-seat-depends-on-which-country-you-are-flying-in

In Thailand, you cannot have food or water in flight and must wear a mask. In Malaysia and Indonesia, the plane needs to be half-empty. In the United States and Europe, it’s not mandatory for airlines to leave the middle seat open....

30. Cyprus police pick up pace in spy van probe

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-police-pick-up-pace-in-spy-van-probe

The surveillance company executive at the centre of a high profile spy van case in Cyprus is expected to give a police deposition as early as Tuesday, with reports saying the former Israeli intelligence officer insists he never broke the law...

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