Cyprus

‘Aphrodite’s island’ eyes rebirth

The small Mediterranean island of Cyprus could witness unprecedented change thanks to an ambitious six-year plan to transform the country’s fortunes. The fabled birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, Cyprus has applied for €1 billion (US$1.16 billion) in European Union recovery grants to build health-care capacity,…

France: EU Sanctions on Turkey an Option Over Gas Standoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus—France on Friday backed Cyprus’ calls for the European Union to consider imposing tougher sanctions on Turkey if the Turkish government won’t suspend its search for energy reserves in eastern Mediterranean waters where Cyprus and Greece claim exclusive economic rights. French Minister for European…

Greeks Strengthen Military Amid Increased Turkish Aggression

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to outline Saturday the details of a program to boost Greece’s defence capabilities, amid heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey over rights to resources in the eastern Mediterranean. 0…

The small island thinking big in the Med

Cyprus’ tourist industry suffered a hammer blow this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic, but the disaster has fueled other ambitions on the island, with many political leaders, financial experts and corporate players now seeing the country as an international hub for small and medium-sized…

123 Migrants in Four Boats Reach EU via Cyprus in Two Days

NICOSIA, CYPRUS (AP) — Cypriot authorities have expressed alarm over the arrival of four boats carrying Syrian and Lebanese migrants in waters off the east Mediterranean island nation’s coastline within a 48-hour span. 0…

Cyprus makes the grade in university rankings

Cyprus is fast emerging as the destination of choice for university education thanks to the island’s growing reputation for academic excellence, its “green zone” pandemic status, an eye for innovation and, of course, plenty of sun. In a huge accolade for the country’s universities, three…

What’s next in Eastern Mediterranean?

Tensions are visibly mounting in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Greek and Turkish navies have conducted rival exercises. The Turkish seismic research vessel Oruç Reis, accompanied by naval vessels, has proceeded with exploration activities in areas deemed to be within Greece’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Commensurately,…

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