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1. Top EU officials head to Turkey in bid to improve ties

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/top-eu-officials-head-to-turkey-in-bid-to-improve-ties

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council chief Charles Michel are headed to Turkey on Tuesday on an official visit aimed at improving ties between Brussels and Ankara....

2. President meets with EU Health Commissioner in Nicosia

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/president-meets-with-eu-health-commissioner-in-nicosia

President Nicos Anastasiades met with the EU Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Stella Kyriakides on Monday to discuss EU efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic....

3. Gloves are off in EU-China relations

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/gloves-are-off-in-eu-china-relations

The United States, the European Union, Britain and Canada imposed sanctions on Chinese officials on Monday for human rights abuses in Xinjiang, in the first such coordinated Western action against Beijing under new US President Joe Biden...

4. US supports Greece, Cyprus, Israel power initiative

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/us-supports-greece-cyprus-israel-power-initiative

The United States is “supportive of connecting distribution grids of mainland Europe to Cyprus and Israel via the EuroAsia Interconnector,” a spokesperson for the State Department said on Thursday, after Ankara on Monday formally protested a memorandum of understanding signed last week between Israel, Greece and Cyprus for the construction of a 2,000-megawatt undersea electricity cable....

5. Greece, Turkey resume preliminary talks on maritime dispute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-turkey-resume-preliminary-talks-on-maritime-dispute

Greece and Turkey began another round of exploratory talks in Athens on Tuesday, seeking common ground on a long-standing maritime boundaries dispute before a European Union summit later this month...

6. 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....

7. Two states in Cyprus? Why not, then, a unitary one?

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/comment/opinion/two-states-in-cyprus-why-not-then-a-unitary-one

An informal summit on Cyprus is scheduled to take place in Geneva in late April, coming at a time when Greek-Turkish relations are anything but good and tensions are high in the broader region. The aim of the meeting, according to the United Nations, “will be to determine whether common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem within a foreseeable horizon.”...

8. Pournara residents protest harsh camp conditions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/pournara-residents-protest-harsh-camp-conditions

Asylum seekers living in the Pournara camp located at the outskirts of Nicosia staged a peaceful protest on Monday against the delays in the processing of their applications, as well as against the severe overcrowding and harsh conditions of life in the camp....

9. Greece, France to sign $2.8 billion fighter jet deal

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/greece-france-to-sign-$2-8-billion-fighter-jet-deal

Greece is due to sign a 2.3 billion-euro ($2.8 billion) deal with France on Monday to purchase 18 Rafale fighter jets as tensions grow with neighbor Turkey....

10. 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....

11. Turkey and Greece to resume talks

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-greece-to-resume-talks

Turkey and Greece will resume talks aimed at reducing tensions between the neighbors on Jan. 25, Turkish and Greek officials announced Monday, following this summer’s dispute over maritime borders and energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean...

12. Ankara wants Lausanne Treaty change

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/ankara-wants-lausanne-treaty-change

Reiterating a call frequently made by Turkish leaders, Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez raised the issue of renegotiating the Lausanne Treaty of 1923, which set out the modern borders between Greece and Turkey....

13. 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....

14. New Chinese Ambassador hails deepening relations with Cyprus

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/new-chinese-ambassador-hails-deepening-relations-with-cyprus

China opposes any unilateral provocations and actions that undermine the peace and stability of Cyprus and the region and as a permanent member of the UN Security Council, it will continue to play a constructive and coordinating role in facilitating the settlement of the Cyprus problem, UNFICYP’s mandate renewal, and the implementation of relevant UN resolutions, to uphold fairness and justice for Cypriots, China's new Ambassador to Cyprus, Liu Yantao said, presenting on Thursday his credentials to Cyrpus President, Nicos Anastasiades....

15. Cyprus President 'absolutely satisfied' with EC Conclusions

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cyprus-president-absolutely-satisfied-with-ec-conclusions

President Nicos Anastasiades expressed absolute satisfaction with the Conclusions of the European Council regarding Turkey’s activities in the Eastern Mediterranean....

16. EU leaders pull Turkey punch at last minute

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-leaders-pull-turkey-punch-at-last-minute

European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to prepare limited sanctions on Turkish individuals over an energy exploration dispute with Greece and Cyprus, postponing any harsher steps until March as countries sparred over how to handle Ankara...

17. 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...

18. Turkey shrugs off effect of sanctions as EUCO looms

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-shrugs-off-effect-of-sanctions-as-euco-looms

The intense consultations between European Union member-states on the bloc’s response to Turkish aggression in recent months are expected to continue until the 11th hour before the start of Thursday’s crucial leaders summit. ...

19. No ‘cold turkey’ route as EU ministers meet

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/no-‘cold-turkey-route-as-eu-ministers-meet

No big steps are expected Monday as EU foreign ministers meet to evaluate possible sanctions against Turkey, laying the groundwork for a more substantive debate between EU leaders later in the week...

20. Turkish exploration vessel back in port ahead of EU summit

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkish-exploration-vessel-back-in-port-ahead-of-eu-summit

Turkey’s seismic exploration vessel Oruc Reis returned to port on Monday from disputed Mediterranean waters, less than two weeks before a European Union summit where the bloc will evaluate possible sanctions against Ankara....

21. Global IPO activity rebounds sharply

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/business/global-ipo-activity-rebounds-sharply

Q3 2020 bucked the traditionally slow IPO period as travel slowed, work from home and the markets were awash in liquidity resulting in the most active third quarter in the last 20 years by proceeds, and the second highest third quarter by deal numbers...

22. Turks reject European resolution on Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turks-reject-european-resolution-on-varosha

Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot administration have criticized a European Parliament vote on Varosha, saying the EPP resolution ignores Turkish Cypriots on the island and 'unjustly' accuses Turkey...

23. EU Parliament approves amendment for sanctions against Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-parliament-approves-imposition-of-sanctions-against-turkey

For the first time, the European Parliament on Thursday voted by a large majority in favour of the strict imposition of sanctions against Turkey, adopting the amendment tabled by the delegations of Greece and Cyprus....

24. Bishop apologises over reporter incident

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/bishop-apologises-over-reporter-incident

Bishop Nikiforos of Kykkos, who told a reporter to “shut up” on Wednesday as cameras were rolling, has issued an apology, saying he regretted his behaviour, with the incident revealing tensions remain high over the Ukrainian issue...

25. 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'...

26. Turkey’s behavior ‘widening its separation’ from EU, Borrell says

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-s-behavior-‘widening-its-separation-from-eu-borrell-says

Turkey’s rhetoric on Cyprus is aggravating tensions with the European Union and Ankara must understand that its behavior is “widening its separation” from the 27-nation bloc, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday....

27. Turkey and EU fall out over Varosha

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/turkey-and-eu-fall-out-over-varosha

Ankara is accusing the European Union of "ignoring the free will" of Turkish Cypriots, in response to EU High Representative Joseph Borrell, who deplored the latest developments in Varosha and called for them to be undone...

28. Mitsotakis hails Cyprus, Greece, Egypt cooperation

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/mitsotakis-hails-cyprus-greece-egypt-cooperation

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis hailed the importance of the trilateral cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt for ensuring peace and stability in the region....

29. Cavusoglu signals new Cyprus game plan

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/cavusoglu-signals-new-cyprus-game-plan

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for sovereign equality in divided Cyprus, adding that Ankara was ready for dialogue with Athens but also prepared for tension if Greece chose the latter...

30. EU extends ability to impose sanctions on Turkey

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/eu-extends-ability-to-impose-sanctions-on-turkey

The European Council on Friday issued a one-year extension to its framework for sanctions that could be imposed on individuals and entities responsible for Turkey’s controversial gas exploration and drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean....

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