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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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Turkey threatens Cyprus, oil giants ENI and TOTAL, and to annex Northern Cyprus

In a letter to the United Nations, Turkey’s UN Permanent Representative threatens Cyprus but also oil giants ENI and TOTAL over offshore hydrocarbon exploration in Block 6 in Cypriot Exclusive Economic Zone. Ankara not only disputes the possibility of Cyprus to carry out exploration or give licenses but also declares …

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ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum sign drilling deal with Cyprus

ExxonMobil and partner Qatar Petroleum on Wednesday signed an agreement with Cyprus to carry out exploratory drilling off the east Mediterranean island’s southern coast, where officials hope sizeable deposits of oil and gas could be found. Qatar Petroleum Chief Executive Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi said the area, or block, where the …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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Greece Joker lottery: €16.4millions go to …Cyprus

The super winner of Greece’s Joker lottery is not even in Greece. The lottery ticket with the lucky numbers 9, 11, 33, 43, 44 and Joker 13 was checked in Limassol in Cyprus. Sixteen point four million euros go overseas. Two more lucky tickets containing five winning numbers without the …

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Greece’s FM Kotzias shoots down Politico’s report blaming him for breakup of Cyprus talks

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias sharply criticized foreign and Greek press reports on Sunday which blamed him for the breakup in Cyprus talks in Geneva saying that the Turkish side had interrupted the talks unexpectedly. Asked by the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (ANA) about reports published in the news website Politico, he …

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Erdogan: Turkey’s troops in Cyprus “forever”

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the Greek side was once again avoiding a solution to the Cyprus problem, warning that a solution without Turkey should not be expected. “We have told Cyprus and Greece clearly that they should not expect a solution without Turkey as guarantor. We are …

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FM Kotzias: Roadmap for withdrawal of Turkey’s troops from Cyprus

The conference on the Cyprus issue ended late on Thursday in Geneva. The talks will continue at a technical staff level on January 18 on the issue of securities. Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias once again stressed the need for the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops with a continuous …

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Luxembourg, Ireland, Netherlands among worst tax havens

A report published by the charity non-governmental organization OXFAM exposes the worst offenders in the ‘race to the bottom on corporate tax.’ Luxembourg, Ireland, Cyprus, and the Netherlands are among the world’s 10 worst tax havens, despite an ongoing EU crackdown on tax avoidance and profit shifting across the bloc. …

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