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Cyprus: Further relaxation of restrictive measures expected to be announced tomorrow by Minister of Health

The Council of Ministers is expected to take decisions at tomorrow’s meeting to further ease the restrictive measures, Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios announced today. Speaking to the press at the Presidential Palace after the President’s meeting with political leaders and members of the epidemiological advisory group, Kyriakos Kousios said that “during today’s meeting, the President…

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Crna Gora will be a magnet for investors, Abazović claims

Montenegrin Deputy Prime Minister Dritan Abazovic said Montenegro is open to US investors and the innovations they bring, urging them to invest in Montenegro. “Montenegro is a country with great potential and there is no doubt that we will be a magnet for attracting foreign investors in the foreseeable future,” said the Deputy Prime Minister.…

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Gallup: Bulgarians see Russia, US and China as superpowers, US as destabilizing factor

The United States and China, which are now the major superpowers, something that is expected to continue to happen in the next decade, are in fact considered worldwide as major destabilizing factors. The same goes for Russia, which is currently causing less fear, while China is causing more. The European Union is considered the most…

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Albania: All citizens will vote, even if their identification documents have expired, says Doracaj

The General Director of the Civil Registry, Bledar Doracaj, stated that, “in the April 25 elections, everyone will be able to vote, despite the fact that by April 25, about 800,000 identity cards or biometric passports will have expired.” During a television interview, Doracaj said that through a regulatory act or a decision through another…

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Beyond the absence of the west

The recent Munich conference proved that Europe feels more relieved with Joe Biden at the helm of the White House. But a simple shift of political gears and an increase in hopeful rhetoric cannot be a game changer. The big global challenges remain there By Ditmir Bushati * The Munich Security Conference a year ago…

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Cyprus to apply for UN HRC membership 2025-27 for the first time in its history

Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides announced today the decision of the Republic of Cyprus to seek, for the first time in its history, a position of a member of the UN Human Rights Council for the period 2025-27. The announcement was made in the context of the speech of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at…

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Turkey is an important partner and should stay in the West, Blinken tells EU Foreign Ministers

On Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken maintained his first contacts with his EU counterparts as he attended the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC). The US diplomat was invited by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. Of particular importance is the fact that Blinken attended the FAC where Euro-Russian…

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Logar: EU needs unity in sanctions against Russia

Slovenian Foreign Minister Ance Logar said on Monday during a meeting of EU foreign ministers that the EU should be united in its stance on Russia. EU ministers reached a political agreement to introduce sanctions against those responsible for the arrest and imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Logar said at the meeting in…

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Cyprus: New Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN presents credentials

Yesterday, 22 February 2021, Ambassador Andreas Hadjichrysanthou presented his credentials to the Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the UN. During the presentation of the credentials, the Permanent Representative conveyed to the Secretary General the warm greetings of the President of the Republic…

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Turkey: Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure invites Turkish companies to participate in new projects

In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Monday, Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Vladyslav Kryklii invited Turkish companies to participate in new infrastructure projects to be launched in Ukraine. “I hope that Turkish companies will be involved in projects in Azov and elsewhere,” Vladyslav said, adding that he hoped Turkish companies would contribute to Ukraine’s infrastructure, not…

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Cyprus: Anastasiades and Macron talk on the phone

As part of their regular contacts, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Sunday afternoon, according to a written statement from Government Spokesman Kyriakos Kousios. During their conversation, the two Presidents exchanged views on the latest developments in the Cyprus issue regarding the expected convening of the…

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Greece: Former Director of the National Theater arrested on charges of rape

The wave of revelations about sexual harassment, abuse and rape in Greece, which began with the discovery of sailing athlete Sofia Bekatorou, has brought to light dozens of cases, with negative protagonists well-known and well-established individuals in their respective fields. Olympic athlete Sofia Bekatorou’s revelations about sexual abuse 23 years ago by a member of…

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EU Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Euro-Russian relations

The EU Foreign Affairs Council is taking place today, chaired by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. The Council will also be attended by the Foreign Ministers of the EU Member States of the Balkans, Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia and Slovenia. EU ministers will be briefed on current issues…

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Cyprus: Cautious optimism about informal five-party meeting

Nicosia says it remains cautiously optimistic about the informal conference on the Cyprus issue, while conveying the message that Cyprus will not accept a change of basis and form in resolving the Cyprus issue, as well as arbitrary arbitrations and schedules. A new meeting of the legal group set up in preparation for the informal…

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Cyprus: MFA and Interior Ministry co-ordinate new EU Migration Pact

Yesterday, February 18, 2021, an inter-ministerial meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikos Christodoulides and the Minister of Interior Nikos Nouris with the participation of experts from the two Ministries, focusing on discussion and coordination for the most effective promotion of Cypriot positions in the context of debate on the New European…

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Northern Macedonian Foreign Minister Bujar Osmani meets with Vucic, Brnabic Selakovic and Dacic

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Northern Macedonia, Bujar Osmani, had a series of contacts with the political and state leadership of Serbia during his visit to Belgrade. Osmani met with the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, declaring during the meeting that good relations between the two countries are of great importance for the whole…

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Mission in Idlib: Hope and desire for life empowers refugees (Part B)

Scattered in the stony hills of Idlib, forgotten by almost everyone, displaced Syrians are struggling to survive with the eternal thought of returning to the forcibly abandoned towns and villages. The view from the hill towards Kah Ahrabat reminds you of a foamy stream that floods the sculpted valley, as houses and tents are scattered…

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Greece: Mitsotakis holds videoconference with EBRD President

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis had a teleconference today with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Odile Renaud-Basso, according to government sources. During the teleconference, Greece’s excellent cooperation with the EBRD and the importance of investments for the development of the Greek economy were emphasized, with emphasis on the creation of new and…