The small port town of Paphos is the first place in Cyprus to be named a European Capital of Culture. There are plenty of sights, including the sanctuary of Aphrodite, whose mythical birthplace was at Old Paphos.
As Germany gets ready to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall and the 30th anniversary of reunification, the "wall" dividing the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus seems to be increasingly impenetrable again.
The East Mediterranean gas project is often described as an explosive geopolitical initiative that's not without a number of hidden agendas. Sergio Matalucci looks at what's behind the current debates in the region.
Romania has taken over the presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first half of 2019. Despite the ruling party's incompetence and anti-EU rhetoric, Bucharest cannot do much harm, says Robert Schwartz.
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