News Local Angelides notes EU solidarity with Cyprus on the issue of 3rd party...

Angelides notes EU solidarity with Cyprus on the issue of 3rd party participation in PESCO

Defence Minister of Cyprus Savvas Angelides stated that the EU partners expressed solidarity regarding the safeguarding of the national interests of the Republic during the EU debate on the participation of third countries and third entities in PESCO programmes.

In Brussels for the Summit of his peers, the Minister stressed that “Europe`s defence ministers have had the opportunity and are discussing issues related to European programmes through PESCO”.

As he said, “the great progress made in programmes that have actually appeared to meet the EU`s global strategy and level of ambition has been jointly noted.”

“I believe that the continuation of the debate will focus essentially on the new round of programmes but also on the ultimate goal that all of these initiatives taken by both PESCO, programme evaluation and the European Defence Fund will have coordination and cohesion,” he said.

“The result of this cohesion will be in essence to achieve the goal of promoting security for Europe`s citizens,” the Minister noted.

The Minister concluded by saying that it was decided to continue the discussion on the participation of third countries and especially third entities in these European programs.

“The position of the Republic of Cyprus is clear: in this context we must safeguard the national interests of Cyprus and there is solidarity in this matter – and on the other hand this issue should be decided as soon as possible,” he said.

Source: CNA

Top Stories

Britain says: Russia trying to hack and steal Covid-19 vaccine data

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has reported that hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal treatment research pertaining to Covid-19...

Wanted for breaking and entering and theft (see images)

Police are looking for the person depicted in the photos, in the context of the investigation of a case of burglary and theft, an...

A controlled return to sports post-quarantine for fans…

A lengthy announcement has been issued by the Ministry of Health, which includes all the instructions in view of the new season in sports....

Clarifications over pandemic’s state of play in breakaway North Cyprus

The Greek-Cypriot side will ask for clarifications and information on four issues during the upcoming meeting of the bi-communal Technical Committee for Health which...

Weddings on hold, professional event planners in despair

The Pancyprian Association of Professional Events (PASYEPEK) demands that the holding of open weddings, baptisms and other events without restrictions be re-instated again starting...

Taste

Halloumi cheese fingers

Ingredients Serves: 2 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 175g (6 oz) halloumi cheese, cut into sticks 1 dessertspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano freshly ground black pepper to taste Method Prep:5min ›...

Koupes (cracked wheat pies) with mushrooms

Ingredients: For the dough: 1½ cup bulgur wheat 2 cups water 1 tsp. salt For the filling: 250gr. mushrooms, finely chopped ½ cup of olive oil 2 big onions, coarsely chopped 1...

Fried zucchini balls with halloumi

Ingredients: 6 medium zucchinis (approximately 1kg) 1 small onion, grated 1 large halloumi (about 250gr.), grated ½ cup simple flour 2 tsps. fine lemon zest 2 big eggs 1 tbsp. fresh...

Rocket salad

Ingredients: 4 cups rocket leaves, rinsed and dried 1 cup cherry tomatoes 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1 red bell pepper ½ cup croutons 2-3 light cheese slices (grated) salt ½ of a...