European Union Geopolitical Watch Team: Florent Guichard, Marie Corcelle, Emma Chlebowski, Tristan Jarraud, Yanis Kourrad, Antoine Bézier, Etienne Mathieu
This week: Presidential election in Cyprus, European External Action Service publishes first report on threats of manipulation and interference of foreign information, Poland buys 18 Himars rocket launchers from the United States, the Council of Europe asks the Commission to speed up on subsidies, Turkey and Syria earthquake: EU to help Damascus through its civil protection mechanism, Austria’s gradual re-dependence on Russian gas, Moldovan Prime Minister announces resignation.
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05/02/2023: Presidential election in Cyprus, former minister Nikos Christodoulides leading in the first round. -Florent Guichard-
The former foreign minister of Cyprus came out on top in the first round of presidential elections on 5 February. In Cyprus, the president is elected by direct universal suffrage. This election was particularly important, taking place against a backdrop of inflation and corruption scandals and the migration issue. He was also exceptional with a number of 14 candidates in the first round. However, Nikos Christodoulides, supported by the cenatrist party came ahead of Andreas Mavroyiannis with 32.04% of the vote against 29.58% for the candidate supported by the Communist Party. The other highlight of this first round is the failure of the candidate of the ruling conservative party ‘Disy’ in the first round. Finally, if the former foreign minister is elected, relations with Turkey are likely to harden, as he wants the EU to adopt a policy of isolation with Turkey.
07/02/2023: European External Action Service publishes first report on “threats of manipulation and interference of foreign information“. -Marie Corcelle-Vous devez souscrire à un abonnement EurasiaPeace pour avoir accès au contenu - Prendre votre abonnement