CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 23/05/2019 12:27

President of the Hellenic Republic and Greek FM call on Turkey to respect International Law

Greece is determined to defend the international and European law, President of the Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Greek Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos, reiterated commenting on Turkey’s illegal and provocative actions in Cyprus Exclusive Economic Zone.

On Monday, Chairman of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, Eliot Engel, will hold meetings in Nicosia to discuss inter alia Turkey’s actions.

US Congressmen introduce bill that lifts arms embargo on Cyprus

Congressmen Ted Deutch and David Cicilline from the Democrats and Gus M. Bilirakis from the Republicans introduced on Wednesday the bipartisan, bicameral Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act of 2019 to highlight and support the growing partnership in the eastern Mediterranean between Israel, Greece, and Cyprus.

Germany supports meaningful efforts for a Cyprus settlement and CBMs

A senior German diplomat expressed Berlin’s support to meaningful efforts for a Cyprus settlement, during a meeting at the German capital with Elizabeth Spehar, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Cyprus. Ambassador Susanne Baumann also said that Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) are crucial and noted German support to the “Imagine Plus” project.

Cabinet approves action plan on a regional initiative to address Climate Change

The Cabinet approved on Wednesday an action plan, submitted by the Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, regarding an initiative by the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades to address Climate Change on regional level.

Nicosia FIR of strategic importance, providing services for 400,000 flights, President says

The Nicosia FIR, the easternmost of Europe, is recognised as being of strategic importance, providing services for 400,000 flights carrying over 60 million persons per year, with an expected annual increase of 4%, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has said.

Cyprus’ upgrading of Evangelos Florakis naval base linked to defence cooperation with France, Defence Minister confirms

Cyprus’ upgraded role and position within the EU’s defence mechanisms as well as in the Eastern Mediterranean is a priority, Defence Minister of Cyprus Savvas Angelides has said. The Ministry considers extending the Evangelos Florakis naval base during the course of 2019, with Angelides confirming that this development is linked to the defence cooperation with France and Cyprus’ upgraded role as a bastion of stability.

Horizon2020 and HorizonEU an effective way of connecting research back to citizens, says Research and Innovation DG

The Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research missions are a fast and effective way of connecting research back to citizens, Director General at the Department of Research and Innovation of the EC, Jean Eric Paquet has said.

Agreement signed for Egypt-Europe electricity interconnector via Cyprus

An historic framework agreement was signed in Cairo on Wednesday for the construction and commissioning of the EuroAfrica Interconnector which will interconnect the electricity networks of Egypt and Cyprus by the project promoter, EuroAfrica Interconnector Limited. The signed agreement follows the conclusion of viability studies conducted by the EuroAfrica Interconnector which showed the benefits of the project, as well as its maturity, allowing it to enter the implementation stage.

Number of Cypriots who want to send their names to Mars, rises

Around 600 people from Cyprus have so far registered to send their names to Mars with NASAs Mars 2020 rover. NASA invited the public from all over the world to submit their names to fly aboard the next Mars mission.

AEL clinches Cyprus Football Cup after thirty years

AEL of Limassol defeated yesterday APOEL with 2-0 clinching their 7th football Cup and their first title after 1989. The 77th Cup Final took place in GSP stadium, Nicosia. AEL took the lead in the tenth minute with Dosa Junior, with Marko Adamovic at 66′ consolidating the Limassol squad’s lead.

Source: Cyprus News Agency