Cyprus’ plan to strip citizenship to golden passport holders stalls in legal vacuum

By |februar 11th, 2020|Cyprus, golden passports, News|

A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefitted from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday (10 February).

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Cyprus’ plan to strip citizenship to golden passport holders stalls in legal vacuum

Turkey targets ‘weakest link’ Cyprus in regional dominance bid

By |januar 20th, 2020|Cypriot conflict, Cyprus, EastMed pipeline, News, North Cyprus, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|

Striving to extend its influence in the eastern Mediterranean where tensions revolve around energy resources, Turkey sees Cyprus as the weakest link in a regional alliance buffering Ankara's ambitions, analysts told AFP.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey targets ‘weakest link’ Cyprus in regional dominance bid

EU welcomes EastMed deal, but highlights further cost-benefit analysis

By |januar 3rd, 2020|Cyprus, EastMed pipeline, Greece, News, Turkey|

The European Commission has said the EastMed natural gas pipeline deal signed by Cyprus, Greece and Israel yesterday (2 January) is a “welcome development” but insisted on exploring further the cost-benefits of the different options.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU welcomes EastMed deal, but highlights further cost-benefit analysis

Turkish drone lands in Northern Cyprus for energy exploration

By |december 16th, 2019|Cyprus, Mediterranean Sea, News, oil drilling, Turkey|

A Turkish drone meant to help seek hydrocarbons in the eastern Mediterranean landed at an airport on the divided island of Cyprus on Monday (16 December), a Turkish official said, in a move that could further stoke tensions between Turkey and Greece.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkish drone lands in Northern Cyprus for energy exploration

Turkey raises prospect to send troops to Libya

By |december 16th, 2019|Cyprus, Gas, Greece, Libya, News, Russia, Turkey, war by proxy|

Turkey moved closer to military support for Libya's internationally recognised government late on Saturday (14 December) when a bilateral deal that provides for a quick reaction force if requested by Tripoli was sent to parliament.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey raises prospect to send troops to Libya

Turkey-Libya Mediterranean deal is about energy and extending Ankara’s influence

By |december 10th, 2019|Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Libya, Mediterranean Sea, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan|

Ankara’s moves in the Mediterranean Sea reflect President Erdoğan’s ambitions to make Turkey a leading country. But its unilateralism is unnecessarily aggravating tensions in the region and, as usual, leaves it to Brussels and Washington to sort it out, writes Henri J Barkey.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Turkey-Libya Mediterranean deal is about energy and extending Ankara’s influence

EU takes step closer to Turkey drilling sanctions

By |november 12th, 2019|Cyprus, EU sanctions, News, Northern Cyprus, offshore gas, Turkey|

The EU on Monday (11 November) moved a step closer to imposing sanctions over Turkey's drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus by formally adopting a legal framework to target those involved.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU takes step closer to Turkey drilling sanctions

Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

By |oktober 24th, 2019|cash-for-passports scam, Cyprus, News|

Cyprus said on Wednesday (23 October) it would investigate the circumstances under which relatives of Cambodia's prime minister were granted citizenship and did not rule out revoking passports if necessary.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Cyprus to probe how Cambodian elite obtained EU passports

EU condemns Turkey’s military action, stops short of common arms embargo

By |oktober 14th, 2019|arms embargo, Cyprus, Federica Mogherini, News, Syria, Turkey|

EU foreign minister on Monday (14 October) unanimously condemned Turkey’s military action in north-eastern Syria, asking all member states to stop selling arms to Ankara. However, they stopped short of an EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za EU condemns Turkey’s military action, stops short of common arms embargo

Greece calls for more NATO ships to patrol Aegean Sea following Turkey’s Syria offensive

By |oktober 11th, 2019|Aegean Sea, Cyprus, Jens Stoltenberg, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Migration, Nato, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syria, Turkey|

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday (10 October) called on NATO to increase naval patrols in the Aegean Sea after a threat by Turkey to open Europe's doors to more than three million migrants.

Komentarji so izklopljeni za Greece calls for more NATO ships to patrol Aegean Sea following Turkey’s Syria offensive