CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 23/01/2019 12:44

Spehar to brief today UN Security Council on renewal of UNFICYP

UNSGs Special Representative in Cyprus, Elizabeth Spehar, is expected to brief today the members of the UN Security Council during closed consultations, on the UNSGs report on the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) and on the developments of the Cyprus issue.

Cyprus and Ireland discuss promoting bilateral relations

President of the House of Representatives DemetrisSyllouris and Ireland’s Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen stressed the significant role which the parliaments of the two countries can play in developing bilateral relations. During other meetings, Syllouris said the cause of the lack of progress in the Cyprus problem is purely Turkeys intransigent policy.

Bill that defines violence as gender-based presented

Sentences that will be higher and more severe are included in the new bill criminalising violence against women, Minister of Justice and Public Order IonasNicolaou has said, noting that for the first time in Cyprus such wide changes are being proposed to fight gender-based violence.

Deputy Shipping Minister holds meetings in Egypt to strengthen cooperation

Maritime cooperation between Cyprus and Egypt is set to be strengthened even further, after meetings Deputy Minister of Shipping NatasaPilides held in Egypt with Egyptian Minister of Transportation Hesham Arafat and Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority Admiral Mohab Mohamed Hussein Mamesh, in Cairo and Ismailia.

European Court to deliver final judgement in Guzelyurtlu case next week

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) will deliver on Tuesday, January 29, its final judgement in the Guzelyurtlu case, after holding initially both Nicosia and Ankara responsible for not cooperating to solve the murder case.

Invest Cyprus participates in Vibrant Gujarat 2019, IC President discusses bilateral relations in Ireland

A discussion on Cyprus was organised by Invest Cyprus during the Vibrant Gujarat 2019 Global Investment Summit, which took place in India from January 18 to 20, with the participation of over 45,000 personalities from 100 countries. Furthermore, President of Invest Cyprus MichalisMichail discussed with stakeholders in Ireland, ways to strengthen bilateral relations and develop cooperation between Cyprus and Ireland in different sectors of the economy.

Cyprus and Israel discuss ways to further cooperation in innovation and start-ups

Cypriot stakeholders in the field of research and innovation and the Israeli Ambassador to Cyprus Sammy Revel discussed ways to further cooperation between the two countries in matters of innovation and start-ups.

Ferry operators interested in registering their vessels under the Cyprus flag, Deputy Minister of Shipping tells CNA

Ferry operators have been showing an interest in registering their vessels under the Cyprus flag, Deputy Minister of Shipping NatasaPilides has told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA). She said this was partially due to the possible consequences of Brexit.

Eurobarometer: Half of Europeans and 14% of Cypriots consider antisemitism a problem in their country

Half (50%) of Europeans and 14% of Cypriots consider that antisemitism is a problem in their country and only around a third of Europeans (36%) and just 8% of Cypriots believe that antisemitism has increased in their country over the past five years, according to a special Eurobarometer survey.

Source: Cyprus News Agency