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UN Security Council welcomes meeting of Anastasiades-Akinci

The UN Security Council welcomed the meeting of the leaders of the two Cypriot communities, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, that took place on Tuesday, 26 February, with a message released to the media on Wednesday.

Ground not yet ready for Cyprus peace talks resumption

Cyprus’ president Nicos Anastasiades says conditions aren’t yet ready for a resumption of formal talks to reunify the ethnically divided island nation because both sides remain apart on key issues regarding power sharing and security…

President Anastasiades meets Lebanese PM in Egypt

President Nicos Anastasiades held a bilateral meeting with Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri on the sidelines of the EU-Arab League Summit in Sharm El Sheikh on Monday to discuss regional issues and cooperation between the two countries.

Cyprus: Tensions flared up in border village of Strovilia

A potentially serious incident came into public spotlight last week in the Strovilia area of Cyprus. According to local residents’ accounts, barricades were placed into a dirt road near the U.N.-established border.

President wants Brussels to expedite halloumi PDO

President Nicos Anastasiades has written to the European Commission president over the delays in registering halloumi cheese as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) more than three years after the application was submitted.

Christodoulides discusses Brexit with EU’s Barnier

The risk of the UK`s disorderly exit from the EU is growing as the non-ratification of the withdrawal agreement continues, the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Foreign Minister Nicos Christodoulides said following a meeting on…