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Foreign Office Minister affirms recognition of Cyprus’s gas fields rights

By   /  03/03/2017  /  CY Energy, Cyprus, Energy  /  Comments Off on Foreign Office Minister affirms recognition of Cyprus’s gas fields rights

  The UK Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan reiterated his Government’s support for the Republic of Cyprus’s right to exploit the natural gas reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone. Sir Alan was responding to a written question by Jim Shannon, MP for the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, who wanted to know what discussions […]

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Adonis Georgiades attacks government, repeats call for elections

By   /  03/03/2017  /  GR Politics, Greece, Politics  /  Comments Off on Adonis Georgiades attacks government, repeats call for elections

  Adonis Georgiades, the Greek major opposition party’s Vice-President, pulled no punches; “The majority of Greek people believed in the fairy tales,” he told a London School of Economics audience referring to what he said were attempts by other parties’ politicians to “hide behind the troika” and conceal the truth – that the crisis that […]

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UK Foreign Minister visits Montenegro with an implicit message to Russia

By   /  28/02/2017  /  ME Politics, Montenegro, Politics  /  Comments Off on UK Foreign Minister visits Montenegro with an implicit message to Russia

  In paying an official visit to Montenegro last week the UK Foreign Minister Sir Alan Duncan was aiming to reaffirm his government’s support for the Balkan country’s prospect of joining the big western alliances, NATO and the EU. The visit and its message had taken on additional diplomatic weight since it took place only […]

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Greek Alternate Finance Minister warns against further delay in deal with creditors

By   /  10/02/2017  /  Finance, GR Finance, GR Politics, Greece, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greek Alternate Finance Minister warns against further delay in deal with creditors

  Further delaying the agreement with Greece’s international creditors on concluding the second review of the current bailout programme would get the country in “serious trouble”, the Alternate Finance Minister George Chouliarakis told an audience at the London School of Economics on Thursday evening. “If we leave time pass until May or June uncertainty will […]

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Cyprus claiming share of post-Brexit business outflow from the UK

By   /  01/02/2017  /  Business, CY Business, CY Finance, Cyprus, Finance  /  Comments Off on Cyprus claiming share of post-Brexit business outflow from the UK

  A seminar for London based businessmen and investors who might be interested in exploring the advantages offered by Cyprus in a post-Brexit environment was held in the British capital. Organised by the UK-Cyprus Enterprise Council (UKCEC), in association with RCB Bank and PDG Strategy, the event presented Cyprus as a credible investment destination with […]

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UK minister defends “deepening” of relationship with Turkey

By   /  01/02/2017  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on UK minister defends “deepening” of relationship with Turkey

  The British Foreign Minister for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan underlined the importance that the UK Government attributes to the “strategic partnership” with Turkey, saying that the Turkish economy and its role in the wider region “cannot and must not be ignored.” Sir Alan faced an almost two-hour long grilling at the […]

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British PM to visit Ankara straight after Trump meeting

By   /  25/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on British PM to visit Ankara straight after Trump meeting

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be paying an official visit to Ankara on Saturday, 28 January for meetings with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim. She will be flying to the Turkish capital straight from Washington D.C. where the previous day she will have been the first foreign leader to be received by […]

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Theresa May assures President Anastasiades of continuing UK support for Cyprus talks

By   /  23/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on Theresa May assures President Anastasiades of continuing UK support for Cyprus talks

The President of the Republic of Cyprus and the UK Prime Minister held a telephone call on Sunday afternoon and discussed the latest developments in the Cyprus settlement talks. A Downing Street spokesperson said: “The Prime Minister spoke to President Nicos Anastasiades this afternoon. They discussed the latest developments in the ongoing Cyprus Settlement talks […]

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UK sends reinforced Foreign Office team to Geneva for Cyprus talks

By   /  11/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Politics  /  Comments Off on UK sends reinforced Foreign Office team to Geneva for Cyprus talks

The United Kingdom will be represented at the Geneva conference on Cyprus by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and the Foreign Minister for Europe Sir Alan Duncan. Mr Johnson confirmed his attendance on Tuesday during a House of Commons debate on foreign policy. His presence in Geneva will aim at “promoting the momentous talks” taking place, […]

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Britain to be represented in Geneva by Johnson and Duncan – May at the ready

By   /  09/01/2017  /  CY Politics, Cyprus, Headlines, Politics  /  Comments Off on Britain to be represented in Geneva by Johnson and Duncan – May at the ready

The United Kingdom will be represented at the Geneva Conference on the Cyprus problem by the political leadership of the Foreign Office. Together with Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, also present at the talks will be the Deputy Foreign Minister responsible for European Affairs Sir Alan Duncan, who traveled last week to Ankara and Athens. Diplomatic […]

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