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DISY, AKEL and DIKO agreed over municipal elections
The term of current authorities extended for 2.5 years, local and EU elections together in May 2024.
- From guns to… botox: Who should be in prison?
- George Gabiel: They’re abolishing my right to expression
- Book: Prodromou told off but… with a glove
- Low vaccination rate among minors: Brought the first chains in schools
They’re forgetting laws in drawers
Tens of bills are being voted on but they pile up in ministerial time-cabinets and are not implemented. Among them the cremation of the dead, the audit of KYP, bills for GESY, the mediation in family disputes, and more.
- British High Commissioner at the Presidential Palace today
- French people are coming for the ancient port in Kiti
- Andreas Themistokleous being called to give explanations
Reduction in electricity prices being ‘locked’ today after AKEL pressures
Joint meeting between the Energy Minister, EAC, CERA, and Finance Minister for the exact reduction rate.
- Freedom of expression and art are being prosecuted. Regime practices
- Presidential covering for Prodromou for the tearing of a page in the book
- Parliament: AKEL requesting Parliament’s intervention in the prosecutor’s investigation on ELAM-Golden Dawn
- Declaration of wealth: AKEL proposals for a drastic audit framework of declaration of wealth
- Stefanos Stefanou: AKEL GS in Athens for contacts with political leadership
- With the opening of schools came the first 15 cases. Appointment for third vaccine doses
Vaccine coverage hits 80% target
Minister lauds achievement, says efforts to jab more to continue.
- Controversial artist called before disciplinary board
Reduction of electricity prices will be close to 10%
Meeting at the Presidential Palace. Decisions over the coming days. The cost from the reduction of prices is expected to be absorbed for some time from the EAC’s reserves, which stands somewhere at half a billion euros. Finance and Energy Ministers are seeing the EAC today.
- Educational Service Committee: Educator George Gabriel being tried for his well-known provocative paintings
- Sizopoulos’ loss: Christou to remain in the parliamentary Committee on Defence
- Parliament decided: Themistokleous must apologise
- With the good-morning 13 cases were recorded among students and 2 among teachers
Lillie clarifies Crans-Montana commentCyprus Mail, Phileleftheros
UK High Commissioner Stephen Lillie on Tuesday clarified that what he had said in an interview last week was that trying to pick up from where Crans-Montana ended is a recipe for a long and fruitless argument about where exactly it did end, Cyprus Mail reports.
He was referring to an interview with Kathimerini published in Greek on Sunday, in which Lillie said the last six words of the sentence in question were left out. “Sometimes words get ‘lost in translation’ – literally,” he said in a tweet, pointing to the fact that the report had published that he had said attempts to resume the procedure on the Cyprus problem from where it left off in Crans-Montana, would be a recipe for long and fruitless arguments.
Lillie, who suggested efforts should be focused on an agreement on a decentralised federation, stirred strong reactions among opposition parties but also from the TC side. According to Phileleftheros and the Cyprus Mail, TC ‘foreign minister’ Tahsin Ertugruloglu said Tuesday that Lillie’s remarks that a federation is the only way to reach an agreement was but a repetition of the negotiation process “that has trapped the Cyprus issue in a deadlock.” He said the language adopted by Lillie portrays that the typical colonial mindset is still ongoing, adding that the UK’s stance is unacceptable and pro-Greek Cypriot.
>> Crans-Montana statement reported wrong, what he said was that trying to pick up from where Crans-Montana ended is a recipe for a long and fruitless argument about where exactly it did end
>> Lillie’s remarks that a federation is the only way to reach an agreement are a repetition of the negotiation process that has trapped the Cyprus issue in a deadlock
>> Language adopted by Lillie portrays that the typical colonial mindset is still ongoing
>> UK’s stance is unacceptable and pro-Greek Cypriot
EU against a two-state solution, EU Ambassador to Turkey saysAlithia, Haravgi, Phileleftheros
Negotiations Process, EU Matters
Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, stressed that the EU is not in favour of a two-state solution, the dailies report.
Citing an interview with the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the dailies write that Meyer-Landrut said that Turkey’s role in the de-escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean needs to be acknowledged and that it may now be possible to see progress in relations with the EU. In relation to Cyprob, he said that the EU supports a UN process based on the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, but the process as such is a process conducted by the UN, not by the EU.
He also pointed to the statements issued by the President of the European leadership Ursula von der Leyen, who clearly stated the EU’s opposition to a two-state solution. “So, we have clearly said on several occasions that the two-state solution is not compatible with the resolutions of the UN,” he said.
Meyer-Landrut said during his meetings with the Turkish leadership, the body of work are EU conclusions and decisions, adding that he does not represent the positions of any individual member state but represents the views of the EU. Divergence of views does arise, he said which is normal in diplomatic affairs. He added that the Delegation is not the channel which deals with the Cyprus problem and Turkey.
As for the tension seen in relations between Greece and Turkey, he said the EU welcomed the exploratory talks resumed by the two countries. “Diplomacy is the only way to solve the difference,” he said and expressed hope that these exploratory talks will continue, and the two sides will be able to find ways forward.
>> EU is not in favour of a two-state solution, has said this on several occasions
>> EU supports a UN process based on the relevant UNSC resolutions, but the process as such is a process conducted by the UN, not by the EU
>> Turkey’s role in the de-escalation of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean needs to be acknowledged
>> It may now be possible to see progress in Turkey’s relations with the EU
Members of US Congress send letter to UNSG on VaroshaAlithia
In a letter to UN Secretary General (UNSG) Antonio Guterres on Monday, 19 members of the US Congress called for an examination of sanctions against Turkey for its actions in Varosha, Alithia reports.
The letter was sent at the initiative of the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, Carolyn B. Maloney and Gus Bilirakis, and member Chris Pappas.
The letter urged the UNSG to firmly assert the UN’s authority to administer and prevent the resettlement of Varosha, to pursue the immediate and full implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions on Varosha, and to examine sanctions against Turkish and TC attempts to reopen the city illegally and unilaterally.