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Pissarides: Greek Decision to Hold a Referendum Detrimental for Eurozone

Cypriot Nobel economics laureate Christopher Pissarides has said that Greece decision to hold a referendum on its latest rescue plan will prove to be detrimental for the eurozone. Speaking from London, Pissarides said the new developments created after the Greek...

Cyprus to Cancel Military Exercises

The Republic of Cyprus has decided to cancel ''Nikiforos - 2011'' the military exercise, expecting Turkey to follow suit and cancel its military exercise ''Taurus''. An official press release, issued today, said that the Republic had proposed to the UN...

Cyprus: National Council to Convene on Friday

The National Council, the top advisory body to the President of the Republic on the handling of the Cyprus problem, will convene on Friday. President Demetris Christofias has convened the meeting to discuss developments in the Cyprus issue. The meeting will...

Ministers of Unrecognized Turkish-Cypriot Government Use Republic of Cyprus Passports

Turkish-Cypriot daily Yeni Duzen reports that ministers of North Cyprus possess passports of the Republic of Cyprus despite their public rejection of the Republic of Cyprus. The paper states, "Minister of Foreign Affairs Huseyin Ozgurgun stated at the Turkish Grand...

Christofias: Cyprus EU Presidency will proceed despite Turkish reactions

Cyprus will assume the six monthly rotating EU presidency in July 2012 whether some wish it or not, President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias said on Sunday. Speaking during the annual anti-occupation event organized by Morphou Municipality and...

Vanishing Cyprus: Social Stranglehold

*By Andreas C Chrysafis Is there any hope for Cyprus ever becoming a modern-thinking society politically and socially in line with other nations? Ask a Cypriot and will proudly admit that Cyprus may suffer from “teething” problems but it will...

Excavations at Ayia Varvara in Cyprus Completed

The 2011 excavations at the site of Ayia Varvara-Asprokremnos in Cyprus have been completed, according to an announcement by the Ministry of Communications and Works, Department of Antiquities. Dr Carole McCartney directed the investigations which were a part of...

Tension Escalates Between Turkey and Israel Over Cyprus Block 12

Turkey has sent out three Navy frigates on patrol to the Eastern Mediterranean so as to secure the waters near Israel's 12-mile limit and protect “freedom of the seas”, said Turkish daily newspaper Sabah yesterday. The former allies, Turkey and...

Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs in Israel

The Cypriot Minister of Foreign Affairs is visiting Israel where she will meet with the President and the Prime Minister of the country as well as with the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs. According to the announcement of the ministry,...

Turkish-Cypriot Company Offers Electricity to Southern Cyprus

In spite of some objections by politicians of the Opposition, after the interference of the General Public Prosecutor, the proposal of the Turkish-Cypriot Company to offer 80MB of electricity was accepted. There have been some small technical problems in the beginning,...