Cyprus announces drilling barrage

With Nicosia seeking to consolidate its sovereign rights in view of Turkey's stance in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus Energy Minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis announced on Tuesday that the country will conduct eight drillings, six exploratory and two confirmatory, in specific areas of its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) over the next 24 months, without revealing exactly where.

Delos' only drinks kiosk closed over unpaid rent

Unpaid rent amounting to more than 100,000 euros owed by the businessmen running the sole kiosk offering beverages on the island of Delos has forced its temporary closure, according to the Culture Ministry.
In a statement on Monday, the ministry added that until the kiosk reopens, members of the NEON organization will provide visitors with bottled water.

Greek FM urges Ankara to stop its illegal activities in Cyprus

Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos called on Turkey to end its illegal acitivities within Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ) during talks on Thursday evening with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on the sidelines of a Council of Europe ministerial meeting in Helsinki.