NICOSIA - Almost 3 ½ years after ending a scandal-ridden program offering residency, citizenship and valuable European Union passport to wealthy foreign investors, Cyprus has a revised Golden Visa program enticing them.
NICOSIA - Trying to shed its reputation as a place for rich Russians to hide their money in banks and evade European Union sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine, Cyprus plans to create a financial sanctions unit by the end of the year.
NICOSIA - Cypriot Energy Minister George Papanastasiou said natural gas there could be produced by 2026 and there are plans to take part in a high-powered electricity cable project linking the eastern Mediterranean to continental Europe.
NICOSIA - Britain’s King Charles has denied reports the Royal Family owns a hotel in the abandoned Cyprus resort of Varosha that was claimed in stories that a group of billionaires want to turn it into the “Las Vegas of the Mediterranean.
NICOSIA - Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides asked visiting German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be a broker with Turkey and try to bring about reunification of the island split by 1974 Turkish invasions.
NICOSIA - Cypriot President Nikos Christodoulides said if Turkey - which doesn’t recognize Cyprus - wants to get into the European Union that it needs closer relations with the bloc and must solve the dilemma of reunification.
NICOSIA - No one’s succeeded yet but another United Nations Special Envoy for Cyprus, Colombian diplomat Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar met in Turkey with Foreign Minister Hakan Fidan about the problem of reunifying Cyprus.
NICOSIA - The US State Department has dismissed demands from Turkish-Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar for the recognition of the occupied northern third of Cyprus and a two-state solution of permanent partition.
ATHENS - No one’s come close to succeeding yet but the United Nations new envoy to Cyprus María Ángela Holguín Cuellar stopped in the Greek capital to talk with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis about the dilemma of reunification.
NICOSIA - While Turkey has eased tensions with Greece, it’s stepping up plans to establish itself as a naval power in the Eastern Mediterranean, including expanding and adding more military bases on the occupied side of Cyprus.
NICOSIA — Cyprus' president on Friday required all government ministers to sign a "zero tolerance" declaration on sexist behavior and sexual harassment among employees and anyone visiting a government office.