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Cyprus 5+1 talks in Geneva end in deadlock, as expected

The informal 5+1 talks on the Cyprus issue ended as expected: in a deadlock. The talks on the initiative of Secretary General of United Nations Antonio Guterres and outside the UN mandate  started in Geneva on Wednesday and ended Thursday noon. Guterres said after the talks that there was not …

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PM Mitsotakis: Turkey’s behavior on Hagia Sophia issue is directed against Europe

“Turkey’s behavior on the issue of Hagia Sophia is directed against Europe,” Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Tuesday adding that this behavior was “outside the frame and international law. During joint statements with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades in Athens, Mitsotakis said that “Turkey’s provocations, which are many, are …

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Basis for Cyprus talks but disagreements on serious issues remain, says….

There is common basis for talks, but disagreements on serious issues remain, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said on Friday after a 3-hour informal meeting with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, the first after long time. The meeting of took place at the residence UN Special Representative Elizabeth Spehar in the …

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Summit in Amman highlights cooperation among Greece, Jordan and Cyprus

Greece, Cyprus and Jordan’s cooperation enhances the strategy for the peace and stability prospect in the eastern Mediterranean, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the 2nd Greece, Cyprus, Jordan trilateral Summit that is held in Amman on Sunday. Tsipras, King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiades …

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel leaders hail East Med pipeline, geo-strategic cooperation

The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel meet in Nicosia on Tuesday, in the 4th trilateral meeting to discuss regional issues, energy cooperation between the countries and the East Med gas pipeline. President Nikos Amastasiades, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the geo-strategic cooperation. However, despite …

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Netanyahu talks with leaders of Greece and Cyprus on gas pipeline

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Wednesday. The three leaders talked about regional issues and “advancing the examination into the possibility of laying a gas pipeline from Israel to Cyprus and from there to Greece and western Europe,”  …

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Cyprus talks stall as Turkey insists on EU freedoms for Turkish settlers, no troops withdrawal

UN-sponsored Cyprus talks at Crans-Montana, Switzerland, stalled on Thursday as the Turkish side insists to promote EU freedoms for the Turkish settlers in the occupied north part of the island. The issue triggered the intervention of  Maarten Verwey, Director General of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission, …

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Trilateral Summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel starts under draconian security measures

Under draconian security measures, the trilateral summit between Greece, Cyprus and Israel started in Thessaloniki on Thursday morning. High on the agenda are energy and security issues in the region, the situation in the Middle East and the Qatar issue as well as the Cyprus and the Palestinian issues. The …

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Death threats against Cyprus President, Central Bank Governor & their families

A letter containing serious threats against the president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, and the governor of Central Bank, Panicos Dimitriades, was mailed to local daily Politis. The letter, dated March 20th 2013, launches threats against their lives but also against members of their families, grandchildren included. In focus is the …

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Cyprus president as “Figaro”: the crisis needs a leader (parody video)

Crisis of any kind can be eventually very inspiring. How much more when it comes to money and “poetic’ economic terminology like ‘haircut’.  OK, president Nicos Anastasiades may be not solely responsible for the crisis as he came to office end of February. But his negotiation skills with the Troika could …

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Anastasiades: Temporary capital restrictions, prosecutors to seek those responsible for the crisis

Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades spoke to the nation on Sunday evening and in a televise address he tried to explain the 10-billion-euro bailout deal that will shut down the second large bank of the country and leave owners of more than 100,000 euro in bank deposits poorer at estimated 40 percent. Anastasiades …

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Anastasiades-Samaras agree Cyrpiot bank branches in Greece to be absorbed

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades and Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras agreed that branches of Cypriot banks in Greece will be absorbed by Greek banks. The agreement was reached during a telephone conversation between the two leaders on Friday morning, Greek and Cypriot media reported. The office of Anastasiades issued a …

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