Cyprus–Greece relations

Embassies warn Cyprus over fake marriages

Cyprus is under harsh criticism from at least three foreign embassies that accuse the government and local municipalities of not doing enough to shut down a fake marriage industry.
According to the Cyprus News Agency, the Cypriot government is aware of complaints against local authorities in connection with sham marriages conducted in a number of municipalities.

Forty-five years on, ‘lost’ masterpieces see light in split Cyprus

It took more than 45 years, but 219 paintings thought lost or stolen - artwork that includes some of the most significant works produced by Greek Cypriot artists - have gone on display.

One work by artist George P. Georghiou has been hailed as one of Cyprus' "most iconic paintings."

Greek Cyprus not ready to share power and wealth, says Turkish Cyprus FM

Greek Cyprus is not ready to share power and wealth, but a move that will change the current conditions could be made, including halting the isolation of Turkish Cypriots, North Cyprus' Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay has said at a conference at Cambridge University.

Some EU countries attempt to mediate in Cyprus, says Özersay

Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Kudret Özersay said on Jan. 21 that some EU countries are attempting to mediate in Cyprus over natural resources.

"Today, EU countries and prominent countries in the past six months are attempting to assume a mediating role between the sides over the natural resources," Özersay said, speaking at the assembly in Turkish Cyprus.

Study points to significant gas field off Crete

A large reserve of natural gas off the southern coast of the island of Crete bearing similar features to Egypt's Zohr gas field and Israel's Leviathan in the Eastern Mediterranean has been identified by Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management (EDEY) after an analysis of seismic data from a sea area that also included the Ionian Sea.

East Med pipeline project won't be realized without Turkish approval, Turkish Cypriot premier says

The Greek Cypriot-Greek governments' deal to build a natural gas pipeline in the eastern Mediterranean without consulting Turkish Cyprus can only be described as a hostile attitude, Turkish Cypriot Premier Ersin Tatar said on Jan. 5

Greece, Israel, Greek Cyprus sign EastMed project

Greece, Israel and Greek Cyprus on Jan. 2 signed an Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) pipeline project, planned to run from Israel to Greek Cyprus, Crete, Greece, and ultimately to Italy, local Greek media reported.

The deal was signed in Athens by the energy ministers of Greece, Israel, and Greek Cyprus, according to the Greek daily Kathimerini.

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