CNA News – CNA – Maria Antouna – Nicosia 26/06/2018 13:47

President Anastasiades to participate in the European Council in Brussels

President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades departs on Wednesday for Brussels, where he will participate in the European Council, on June 28 and 29, which will discuss inter alia the migration issue and Brexit.

Christodoulides welcomes progress on PESCO and calls for equallity of all EU member states on EU -NATO cooperation

Foreign Affairs Minister Nikos Christodoulides has called for the strengthening of the Structured Defence Cooperation in the EU and the equitable participation of EU members that do not belong to NATO in EU-NATO cooperation, during the EU Foreign Affairs Council, held on Monday in Luxembourg.

Defence Minister welcomes EU Military Mobility initiative

Defence Minister Savvas Angelides welcomed on Monday the EU Military Mobility Programme, during his participation in the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, in Defense and Foreign Affairs ministers format, held in Luxembourg.

Mogherini and Hahn express disappointment over Turkeys pre-election period restrictions

EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed on Monday the European Unions disappointment for the restrictions and violations reported by OSCE on the pre- election campaing period in Turkey and called on Turkey to address key shortcomings regarding the rule of law and fundamental rights.

Application of international law would lead to a Cyprus solution, Ambassador Korneliou says

There would be no Cyprus problem, had the rules of international law not been violated, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the UN, has said, pointing out that if these rules were implemented today, the problem would have been solved to the benefit of all parties involved.

Nicosia is examining an Israeli request to build a port in Cyprus to send goods to Gaza

There is no agreement over the construction of a port in Cyprus, to send, under Israeli control, goods to the Gaza Strip, but there is a request which is being considered, said Klelia Vasiliou, the Deputy Government Spokesperson.

CMP members to hold meetings in Brussels to secure funding for Committees operations

Committee on Missing Persons (CMP) members will hold meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels with European Commission officials and with members of the European Parliament. CMP Third Member Paul-Henri Arni said in a post on facebook that the aim of their contacts is to secure funding for CMPs increasingly costly operations.”

Limitation of basic freedoms imposed by the Turkish government affected the elections, Cypriot MPs say

Limitation of basic freedoms imposed by the Turkish government has substantially affected the elections in the country, Cypriot MPs who participated in the OSCE election observation mission to Turkey have said.

Hellenic Bank announces agreement regarding acquisition of Co-op and capital raise

The Hellenic Bank has announced the signing of a business transfer agreement with the Cyprus Cooperative Bank (CCB). The Bank also announced a subscription agreement with BRAVO Strategies III (BSIII) in connection with the associated capital raise.

Marios Georgiou wins gold in Mediterranean Games gymnastics

Cyprus’ mission to the 18th Mediterranean Games in Tarragona is celebrating its first gold victory, as Marios Georgiou won the country a gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics discipline, in the Men’s Individual All-Around Final.

Source: Cyprus News Agency