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EU Commission warns Greece & Cyprus on fraud rule implementation

The European Commission has taken action against Greece and Cyprus for their failure to properly implement rules aimed at combating fraud within the EU’s budget. In a statement released Wednesday as part of the EU’s package of decisions on infringements for April, the Commission announced its decision to issue reasoned …

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“Euro-Turkish progress presupposes full respect for Cyprus’ sovereignty,” says Greek FM

“Turkiye must respect the European acquis, which fully includes the participation at all levels of the Republic of Cyprus,” Foreign Minister George Gerapetritis stressed on Friday in an interview with “Kanali Ena”, commenting on the conclusions of the European Council, which link the progress of EuroTurkish relations with developments in …

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First ship with food aid to Gaza left Cyprus

The humanitarian aid ship Open Arms finally set sail on Tuesday for Gaza accompanied by another vessel, inaugurating the operation of the Larnaca to Gaza sea-corridor dubbed as ‘Amalthea’. This is the first time a ship has been authorized to deliver aid to Gaza since 2005. The ship, carrying almost …

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AI features creepy little monsters on Greece’s National Day parade

A real cringe child leads the students’ parade on Greece’s National Day on October 28. The boy has a deformed face and fingers and is holding a fake Greek flag on a bent pole.A bad joke combining Greece’s National Day and American Halloween? Or just a reckless product created by …

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Greece, Cyprus, Israel discuss electricity interconnection project

A teleconference about the electrical interconnection project of Greece, Cyprus and Israel was held on Tuesday by the three countries’ power operators. Participating in it were Greece’s Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO), Cyprus’ Transmission System Operator Cyprus (TSOC), and Israel’s Independent System Operator (NOGA). They discussed issues relating to the …

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Erdogan urges UN members to recognize illegally occupied territories in Cyprus

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the global community to recognize the independence of the illegally occupied territories of Northern Cyprus. Reiterating his call made at the UN General Assembly last year, Erdogan asked the global community to recognize the independence of the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, to establish …

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Israel, Cyprus and Greece mull energy pacts, India and yogurt

Following three-way talks at the presidential palace on Monday, President Nikos Christodoulides, Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu and Greece’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis reaffirmed their commitment to reinforce their cooperation in energy. “We agreed that the energy sector, and in particular, natural gas, electricity and renewable energy, is a solid foundation for cooperation in …

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Greek PM calls for renewed talks on Cyprus issue in line with UN resolutions

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has emphasized the significance of resuming talks to resolve the Cyprus problem in accordance with the United Nations’ resolutions. “Greece will consistently support this stance,” Mitsotakis affirmed ahead of the 9th trilateral summit involving Cyprus, Greece, and Israel, taking place in Nicosia on Monday. Mitsotakis, …

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UN Peacekeepers assaulted by Turkish-Cypriots in buffer zone (video)

UN peacekeepers on Friday were assaulted while trying to block the unauthorised construction of a road from the Turkish Cypriot side inside the buffer zone near Pyla, UNFICYP said. In an announcement, the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) reported assaults against peacekeepers and damage to UN vehicles “by …

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Russia to provide consular services in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

The Russian Embassy in Cyprus will soon start providing consular services in the Turkish occupied of Cyprus, according to a telegram from the Russian state news agency TASS, citing an embassy spokesperson. “We will start providing consular services in the northern part of the city of Nicosia in the very …

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Greece and Cyprus reiterate commitment for a peace settlement

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides reiterated on Monday their commitment to seek a peace settlement for the Mediterranean island based on the UN-sanctioned premises for a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation. “Athens and Nicosia, Nicosia and Athens, continue in absolute coordination, whether at the level of the …

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Israel to build subsea electric cable with possible Europe link

Israel on Tuesday unveiled plans to build an underwater electric cable that will run along its Mediterranean coast and offer the possibility to connect to electricity grids in Europe. The proposed 150 km cable will carry electricity from solar energy farms in Israel’s southern Negev desert to cities to the …

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UK’s Currys to sell its Greek retail arm Kotsovolos

UK’s electrical retailer Currys could offer up its Greek electronics retail arm Kotsovolos to potential buyers, with the FTSE 250 firm announcing a strategic review of the businesses. Kotsovolos is one of the leading electrical and electronics retailers in Greece, it has a network of over 90 stores including an …

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Cyprus not bound by Greece’s decision to support Turkey’s IMO candidacy

Cyprus said new efforts by Greece and Turkey to improve their relations is positive, but Greek Cypriots cannot support Ankara’s IMO bid. Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis told state radio on Monday morning that Nicosia was not bound in any way by Greece’s decision to support the Turkish candidacy for the …

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Cyprus: Nikos Christodoulides wins presidential elections

With 100 per cent of votes counted Nikos Christodoulides had a clear lead, echoing what exit polls had earlier suggested. Christodoulides secured 51.91 per cent of the vote while Andreas Mavroyiannis got 48.09 per cent. 49-year-old Christodoulides will become president on 28 February. He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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PEGA Committee to investigate spyware surveillance in Greece, Cyprus

A group of the PEGA Committee of inquiry of the European Parliament will travel to Cyprus and Greece November 1-4, 2022 to investigate the situation regarding the development and use of spyware on the ground. 🇨🇾🇬🇷 This week, a group of @EP_PegaInquiry MEPs travel to Cyprus (1-2 Nov) and Greece …

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New shipping schedule links Lavrio, SE Attica, with Limassol, Cyprus

A new roll on/roll off (Ro-Ro) line linking Greece with Cyprus was inaugurated on October 1, the Lavrio Port Authority (LPA) said on Thursday. SBS Lines Cyprus’ two Ro-Ros, “Cenk T” and “Cenk G”, will run between the ports of Lavrio (SE Attica), Thessaloniki (N Greece) and Limassol (SW Cyprus). …

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Greece’s Foreign Ministry on 48. anniversary of Turkish invasion of Cyprus

“Today’s sombre anniversary of the 48th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974 and the continued illegal occupation of more than a third of the island by Turkish troops is a reminder to the international community of Turkey’s flagrant violation of International Law and United Nations …

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