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International Tensions Over Kosovo’s Bid for Council of Europe Membership

Kosovo’s bid for Council of Europe membership has stirred international tensions, with Cyprus, Hungary, and Serbia voting against it citing concerns about separatist movements and regional stability. The resolution’s passage signifies a diplomatic challenge and opportunity for Kosovo’s integration into European institutions, sparking debates on state sovereignty and territorial integrity within the Council of Europe.

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Cyprus Business Now

AstroBank announced a significant financial achievement with an aftertax profit of €30.4 million for the year ending December 31, 2023, a notable increase from the previous year’s €12.2 million. Return on Equity (RoE) also surged to 13.9 percent, up from 6.2 percent, showcasing a remarkable leap in economic health for the bank.

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International Response to Iranian Strikes on Israel

The international response to the Iranian missile strikes on Israel has been a unified call for restraint, emphasizing the need to avoid escalation and maintain regional stability. Global leaders and political parties are prioritizing diplomatic dialogue to prevent a deterioration of the situation, which could have catastrophic outcomes for the Middle East and beyond.

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Amalthea Initiative Continues Amidst Condemnation of Attack on Aid Workers

The Amalthea initiative, with support from the US, UAE, and European Commission, continues to provide aid to Gaza through established corridors despite recent attacks on aid workers. President Nikos Christodoulides of Cyprus reaffirmed commitment to the initiative, symbolized by the construction of a temporary jetty set to revolutionize aid delivery by midApril, showcasing global solidarity and resilience in crisis response.

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Sovereign Equality and International Status: Key to Cyprus Negotiations

Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar insists that the key to successful Cyprus negotiations lies in recognizing the sovereign equality and equal international status of Turkish Cypriots, emphasizing the establishment of the TRNC as an independent state. Despite hurdles in diplomatic dialogue, Tatar’s unwavering stance remains clear, highlighting the necessity of addressing longstanding embargoes and isolation in order to pave the way for a fair and mutually acceptable solution to the Cyprus issue.

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Iranian Terrorist Suspect Faces Deportation After Court Ruling

An Iranian national, known as KR, is facing deportation after a court ruling due to his suspected ties to a terrorist group and involvement in criminal activities, despite having lived as a selfemployed plumber in Larnaca since 2002. The rejection of his asylum appeal led to this decision, following evidence of fake passports and plotting against Israeli interests, marking a significant development in international security measures.

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Cyprus Business Now

Cyprus Business Now: The economy is growing with a focus on sustainable development and tech diversification, despite mixed results in financial sectors. Optimistic outlook includes GDP growth, reduced inflation, and lower unemployment rates in coming years.

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