Cyprus-France sign new defence pact

The National Guard and the Armed Forces of France have signed a renewed Bilateral Defence Cooperation Program for 2024-2025. According to an announcement, the program provides bilateral exercises, training and exchange of expertise on specialised

Cyprus should copy France’s SMEs subsidy

Commissioner for State Aid Control Stella Michaelidou suggested Cyprus could adopt the French subsidy scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) impacted by the Ukraine war the European Commission approved. In her


France wants to beef up European defence

Paris sees the need to beef up Europe’s defence industry as continuing European military aid to Ukraine is crucial. The European Political Community (EPC) takes place on June 1 in Chisinau, Moldova, where

Cyprus transfers 76 Syrians, Afghans to France

Cyprus has transferred 76 applicants for international protection, originally from Syria and Afghanistan to France under a European Union voluntary relocation pilot program, the Interior Ministry said. It said the transfer took


Ukraine solidarity on invasion anniversary

February 24, 2023, marks one year since Russia’s illegal war of aggression against Ukraine began. On this day, we, the undersigned Ambassadors of France and Germany in Nicosia, representing States fully adhering


MACRON: Cyprus-France have ‘valuable relationship’

French President Emmanuel Macron said his country and Cyprus would promote their “valuable relationship” during the term of new President Nikos Christodoulides. In a letter congratulating Christodoulides, Macron underlined his support “to a just and

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