CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 24/05/2018 12:34

Cyprus President reiterates readiness to resume talks

The President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades reiterated Wednesday his readiness to resume talks for a Cyprus settlement, on the basis of the framework submitted by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on July 4, 2017.

No Cyprus peace talks before Turkeys elections due in late June, says Greek Foreign Minister

Negotiations for a solution of the Cyprus problem will not resume before the Turkish elections, which are scheduled for June 24, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Kotzias has said.

Relations between Cyprus and Israel have entered a new, extremely dynamic phase in recent years, FM stresses

Relations between Cyprus and Israel have entered a new, extremely dynamic phase in recent years, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides has stressed, adding that “this has been a strategic choice that goes far beyond our geographical proximity and is anchored on a shared vision for a stable and secure future – for our countries and their people, but also for the region.”

Greek Cypriot seeks immediate restoration of his property in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

A Greek Cypriot has called on the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to secure the immediate execution of a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling, relating to his property in Cyprus’ northern Turkish occupied areas.

House President wraps up official visit to Armenia

President of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Syllouris has wrapped up his official visit to Armenia, with a farewell meeting with President of the Armenian National Assembly Ara Babloyan, who reiterated that efforts would be intensified in order to promote cooperation between the two countries with tangible results.

Presidential Commissioner discusses Cyprus problem and Turkish provocations in the Republics EEZ with US official

The situation in the Cyprus problem and Turkeys provocative actions in the Republics Exclusive Economic Zone were discussed during a meeting between Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou and US Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian AffairsJonathan Cohen.

President Anastasiades says state entrepreneur has long expired

The state entrepreneur has long expired, President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades has said, noting that at the same time the reform dynamic of Cyprus must not only continue but must be intensified.

European Commission sends Country Specific Recommendations for Cyprus and other member states to Ecofin

The European Commission announced its 2018 country-specific recommendations (CSRs), setting out its economic policy guidance for Member States for the next 12-18 months. The recommendations were jointly presented by the Vice President Dombrovskis and Commissioners Moscovici and Thyssen.

Decent housing is the main problem asylum seekers in Cyprus face, UNHCR study shows

With less than 10 percent of asylum-seekers in Cyprus accommodated at the Kofinou Reception Centre, decent housing is the greatest problem thousands of asylum seekers are confronted with, a UNHCR report on The Living Conditions of Asylum-seekers in Cyprus says.

Cyprus Education Minister calls on the EU to capitalize on the European Universities Commission proposal

The need to capitalize on the ambitious European policy for the creation of “European University Networks”, with curricula that promote the provision of intelligent specialist knowledge and skills, Minister of Education Kostas Champiaouris said during the EU Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council.

Source: Cyprus News Agency