Cyprus has established a Deputy Minister position to oversee the preparations for its EU Council Presidency in 2026. The Deputy Minister will have responsibilities such as political supervision, representation in EU institutions, coordination of the presidency’s program, and communication strategies with the government spokesperson and PIO.
Cyprus MEPs are accused of aiding in sanctions evasion and money laundering, which has sparked intense debate in the European Parliament. The ‘Cyprus Confidential’ reports have shed light on these allegations, leading to calls for action, accountability, and the strengthening of antimoney laundering defenses within the EU.
The European Union is undergoing sweeping reforms that could drastically change its decisionmaking process. Proposed changes include the removal of the unanimity principle, transfer of powers from member states to EU governing bodies, introduction of new shared competencies, downsizing the European Commission, mandatory adoption of the Euro, and a simplified sanctioning process for member states violating EU values. These reforms, which have been narrowly approved by the European Parliament, have the potential to reshape the EU’s legislative landscape and alter the balance of power within the bloc.
Electric vehicle sales in the European Union have surged, with a 36.3% increase yearoveryear, and in October, EV sales even overtook diesel for the third time. The broader category of electrified vehicles now accounts for over 47% of new passenger car registrations, indicating a significant shift towards sustainable transportation.
A Cypriot delegation is heading to Brussels to lobby the European Union for support in finding Cyprus’ missing persons. They will ask Turkey to grant access to military zones and archives to aid in locating and identifying the missing individuals, while also discussing financial support for the Committee on Missing Persons.