Cyprus to repay Russian loan early

Cyprus is considering the issuance of a new bond to repay part of the Russian loan. Back in 2011 Cyprus sought Russian assistance at a time when it had no access to financial markets, as Demetris Christofias's government was trying to avoid requesting a bailout from the EU and the IMF.

Cyprus’ former foreign minister looks back on career

Cyprus' former foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides spoke of the need to engage with the Cyprus problem without fear or prejudice during a book launch event on Friday.
The book, titled "30 Years Present: Ideas and Thoughts on our Cyprus," recounts his experiences in politics from government spokesman to EU lawmaker to foreign minister.

New prospects for East Med

The "Eastern Mediterranean Security and Energy Partnership Act" submitted to the US Congress by Senators Robert Menendez and Marco Rubio that essentially upgrades the geopolitical roles of Greece and Cyprus is seen in Athens as a reflection of Washington's renewed interest and growing involvement in the region. 

Premature celebrations

The rift in Turkey's relations with the United States - prompted by its decision to acquire a Russian missile defense system in defiance of Washington's objections - in tandem with the consolidation of the Greece-Cyprus-Israel alliance  has, not unjustifiably, raised national expectations over Greece's geopolitical future.