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Cyprus President Anastasiades Congratulates Mr. Tsipras

  Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades congratulated Alexis Tsipras in a telegram sent on Monday morning. “I would like to congratulate you for your proud and historic victory, wishing every success to the mandate you have been given by the Greek people,”...

SYRIZA Leader Tsipras: New Greek Govt to Negotiate With Creditors Until July

Greek main opposition SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras, addressing a press conference earlier today, dismissed suggestions that Greece will have to complete its international bailout program review by the end of February, saying that a SYRIZA-led government would have until July to...

Russian Ambassador in Nicosia: Moscow Interested in a Military Base in Cyprus

Moscow’s official intention to reach a potential agreement with Cyprus for a military base on the island was expressed earlier this week via Russia’s Ambassador in Nicosia, Stanislav Osadchiy, according to local media. The issue’s resurgence comes just a month...

Cypriot Defense Minister: Turkey Should Get Stronger Messages to Change Provocative Attitude

The official position of the Republic of Cyprus that Turkey should get a stronger message in order to change its provocative and illegal attitude that prevents the continuation of the negotiations on the Cyprus problem and destabilizes the entire...

British Minister of State's Comments Outrage Cyprus

The position expressed by the British Minister of State, Baroness Joyce Anelay, regarding measures that should be taken in order to lessen the so-called "isolation" of the Turkish-Cypriot community, has caused the fierce reaction of Cypriot Parliament President Yiannakis...

TOTAL to Withdraw from Cyprus Gas Exploration

The new developments in Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) have French energy giant TOTAL ready to withdraw from the natural gas exploration and exploitation off the island's waters. The Cypriot government is trying to maintain the delicate balance between large...

Cypriot Parliament President: We Need to Begin a Campaign to Annul Turkish Plans

The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives, Yiannakis Omirou, has denounced statements of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan earlier today on the Cyprus problem and the hydrocarbons reserves in the island's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). At the same...

French Oil Company 'Total' to Quit Energy Search in Cyprus' EEZ

French oil company "Total" is quitting the energy search in Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) after coming to a dead end, as no evidence indicating the existence of natural gas reserves was discovered in blocks 10 and 11. According...

High Commissioner Todd: Britain Supports Efforts to End Tragedy of Missing Cypriots

The British High Commissioner to Cyprus, Ric Todd, highlighted that the British government supports efforts aiming to bring the tragedy of missing persons from the 1974 Turkish Invasion to an end. Furthermore, the British official said his country's government is...

Cypriot President Anastasiades to Attend Annual World Economic Forum in Davos

The President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, will attend, along with other European leaders, the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) that will be held in Davos, Switzerland, between January 21 and 24. According to a...