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Foreign minister #IKasoulides welcomes EU report on Turkish accession

Foreign minister #IKasoulides welcomes EU report on Turkish accession

     Foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides in Brussels yesterday with his Croatian counterpart Vesna Pusic By Constantinos PsillidesForeign minister Ioannis Kasoulides on Tuesday welcomed the conclusions in a report on enlargement approved by the EU General Affairs Council, saying that Cyprus –backed by Greece and Austria – succeeded in keeping eight chapters of the EU-Turkey

EU shows support for Cyprus reunification

The European Commission approved a new annual financial assistance programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, worth €32.96 million. According to a Commission announcement on Friday, the allocation will continue the successful EU-funded programme focusing on promoting the economic integration of the island and improving contacts between the two communities and the EU. The overall objective is to

Cyprus Government calls on EU to be frank with Turkey regarding its obligations

Published by:http://www.parikiaki.com/2014/12/cyprus-government-calls-on-eu-to-be-frank-with-turkey-regarding-its-obligations/ The European Union and its member states often hide behind the Republic of Cyprus and do not speak frankly to Ankara, stated Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides on Tuesday, adding that the lack of progress by a candidate country in the past nine years and its refusal to comply with its accession obligations should

Call for EU intervention on Turkey shipping measures #mariosde

  Published by:http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/43193/call-for-eu-intervention-on-turkey-shipping-measures Minister of Transport Marios Demetriades has called on the European Commissioner responsible for transport Violeta Bulc to put pressure on Turkey to lift its measures against Cyprus shipping.Meeting with Bulc in Brussels on Wednesday, Demetriades and the commissioner also discussed other issues related to her portfolio.Demetriades, talking about the Cypriot shipping registry,

Israel Pushing EU to Invest in Pipeline Through Cyprus #BloombergNews

Published by:http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-04/israel-pushing-for-eu-to-invest-in-gas-pipeline-through-cyprus.html Israel is lobbying the European Union to decide next week on investing in a pipeline from its Mediterranean gas fields to Cyprus that would provide a new alternative to Russian energy supplies. Silvan Shalom, Israel’s regional development minister, has promoted the project to EU energy ministers, as well as with Greece, Cyprus and

Greece, Cyprus and Israel to explain Med pipeline vision to EU #Reuters

  Published by: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/12/02/eastmed-natgas-europe-idUSL6N0TM47J20141202 Dec 2 (Reuters) – Energy ministers of Greece, Cyprus and Israel will hold talks with the EU next week to try to advance a plan for a pipeline linking newly-discovered gas riches in the eastern Mediterranean to Europe, Cyprus’s energy minister said on Tuesday. Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis told Reuters the

Israel Wants To End Europe Dependence On Russian Gas With Pipeline Through Cyprus

Read more: http://uk.businessinsider.com/israel-wants-to-replace-europes-dependence-on-russian-gas-with-a-new-pipeline-2014-11#ixzz3KZDvCdsa Israel has proposed that EU countries invest in a multi-billion euro pipeline to carry its natural gas to the continent, noting that the supply from Israel would reduce Europe’s current dependence on natural gas from Russia. A proposal for the “massive” project was introduced by Israel’s Energy Minister Silvan Shalom to energy ministers from Euro-Mediterranean

Cyprus issue an embarrassment for world peace

Countries hiding behind the Cyprus issue need to actually begin working on it, says Turkey’s Chief EU negotiator Published by: World Bulletin/News Deskhttp://www.worldbulletin.net/news/149454/cyprus-issue-an-embarrassment-for-world-peace Turkey’s ongoing accession to the European Union has continued longer than that of any other country, Turkey’s Chief EU Negotiator Volkan Bozkir has said during a trip to Sweden. Bozkir’s comments came in

A new Schuman Plan to solve the gas issue in Cyprus

Published by: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/a-new-schuman-plan-to-solve-the-gas-issue-in-cyprus.aspx?pageID=449&nID=74460&NewsCatID=396 There is growing and widening tension on the gas issue in Cyprus. Now the Aquestion is directly affecting EU-Turkey relations and, inevitably, an already strained accession process. Last Friday the European Parliament adopted a text stressing that “the Republic of Cyprus has the full and sovereign right to explore the natural resources

Turkey’s European prospects cannot start with violations of international law

  Published by: http://www.parikiaki.com/2014/11/turkeys-european-prospects-cannot-start-with-violations-of-international-law-says-athens/ Turkey needs to understand that its European prospects cannot have the violation of international law as a starting point, Greek Government Vice President and Foreign Minister Evangelos Venizelos said on Monday, in Brussels, speaking on the sidelines of an EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting. “Turkey`s violation of international law with regard