Turkey ‘threatens’ East Med stability

The Eastern Mediterranean region can be transformed into a zone of stability, but Turkey is upsetting the balance of power in the region, said Cyprus Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides. He was addressing


Cyprus fourth in EU defence spending

Cyprus ranked fourth among EU member states when it comes to military expenditure in 2019, after Estonia, Greece and Latvia. According to figures published on Friday by Eurostat, €168.5 bln was spent


Cyprus, Serbia to deepen defence ties

Cyprus and Serbia are ready to deepen their bilateral military cooperation programme after a visit to Belgrade by National Guard chief Lieutenant General Demokritos Zervakis. Zervakis held a two-day official visit to


Cyprus, Slovakia defence ministers sign accord

Cyprus and Slovakia defence ministers signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish general principles and procedures that promote military cooperation. Cypriot Defence Minister Charalambos Petrides and his Slovak counterpart Jaroslav Nad met


Britain, Cyprus defence partnership deepens

British High Commissioner, Stephen Lillie, said the UK and Cyprus enjoy a very strong deepening relationship with defence engagement key as the arrival of Royal Navy flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth demonstrates. Lillie,


Boost to US-Greece defence pact

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved new proposed legislation bolstering the United States’ defence partnership with Greece. Under the US-Greece Defence and Interparliamentary Partnership Act of 2021, the bipartisan legislation

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