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Michele Kambas

Russia surprises Cyprus with move to scrap tax deal

03 Aug 2020

MOSCOW/NICOSIA Russia's finance ministry said on Monday it would scrap an agreement with Cyprus aimed at avoiding double taxation after talks to modify the deal failed, a decision that surprised Cyprus, which said talks were still under way.

Cyprus asks Russia to use its clout with Turkey in natural gas row

30 Jul 2020

NICOSIA, July 30 Cyprus appealed to Russia on Thursday to help defuse tensions with Turkey over natural gas exploration in the eastern Mediterranean, a long-simmering row over jurisdiction in the energy-rich area.

Greece says Turkish plans to map sea encroach on its territory

21 Jul 2020

ATHENS Greece accused Turkey on Tuesday of attempting to encroach on its continental shelf in a serious escalation of tensions between the two NATO allies at odds over a range of issues.

With healthcare in focus, Cyprus reopens for visitors

09 Jun 2020

LARNACA, Cyprus Cyprus reopened its airports on Tuesday after almost three months of lockdown, hoping its record in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and a pledge of free medical treatment for any COVID-19 cases will lure tourists back to its beaches.

As coronavirus lockdown eases, Cypriots still in limbo

06 May 2020

NICOSIA Deniz Birinci had just hours to stuff her and her baby daughter's belongings into suitcases and bin bags on March 16 before the two sides on the divided island of Cyprus imposed lockdowns to halt the spread of the new coronavirus.

Lesbos, once a Nobel peace contender, hardens its heart against migrants

03 Mar 2020

LESBOS/ATHENS "Go away, go," a smartly dressed Greek woman in sunglasses and a black leather jacket shouted in English at about 40 migrants in a dinghy bobbing near the small harbour. A headscarfed woman in the boat waved her forefinger, a baby on board wailed.

Migranten überwinden Grenze nach Griechenland - EU unter Druck

02 Mar 2020

- von Lefteris Papadimas und Alkis Konstantinidis und Michele Kambas

As coronavirus takes hold, Greece worries about migrant camps

27 Feb 2020

ATHENS Greece will tighten border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, focussing on island routes used by migrants to enter the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday.

As coronavirus takes hold, Greece worries about migrant camps

27 Feb 2020

ATHENS Greece will tighten its border controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Thursday, adding that it would pay particular attention to a key migrant route.

Cyprus' plan to strip citizenship stalls in legal vacuum

10 Feb 2020

ATHENS A legal technicality has led Cyprus to temporarily halt a process to strip citizenship from 26 individuals who benefitted from a secretive passports-for-investment scheme, lawmakers said on Monday.

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