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28 January, 2022
 

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Op-ed: The EastMed project and dilemmas over energy strategy

Op-ed: The EastMed project and dilemmas over energy strategy

The unprecedented energy crisis unfolding in Europe is a result of the European Union’s stubborn and one-sided preoccupation with the Green Deal (which is important in its own right). ...

Turkey and pseudo-state are 'two states, but one nation'

Turkey and pseudo-state are 'two states, but one nation'

The "Prime Minister" and Chairman of the National Unity Party (KEE), Faiz Sucuoglu, met yesterday with the General Director of Turkish State Television (TRT), Hasan Oymen, and its representative in the occupied territories, Sefa Karasashan....

Political parties from both sides discuss opening of new crossing points

Political parties from both sides discuss opening of new crossing points

Activities to support the opening of new crossing points were examined during a meeting on Wednesday between leaders and representatives of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot political parties participating in the bi-communal meetings at the Ledra Palace Hotel....

Cypriot exports to the UK were not affected despite Brexit

Cypriot exports to the UK were not affected despite Brexit

Despite the significant decrease in imports from the United Kingdom as a result of Brexit, Cypriot exports, mainly of dairy products, have remained at the same levels,...

Britain: COVID travel restrictions are being scrapped

Britain: COVID travel restrictions are being scrapped

The COVID travel restrictions imposed by the government are being scrapped....

UK government holds breath as it awaits ‘partygate’ report

UK government holds breath as it awaits ‘partygate’ report

Prime Minister Boris Johnson braced for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and discontent, or bring his time in office to an abrupt close....

'Test to stay' to be implemented in health professions, Police and Fire Department

'Test to stay' to be implemented in health professions, Police and Fire Department

At today's Cabinet meeting, the Minister of Health, Mr. Michalis Hadjipantela, presented the suggestions of the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee discussed during yesterday's meeting, which included an analysis of data recorded and evaluated by the tracking team and nurses as well as the rates of vaccination coverage of the population. ...

COVID-19: US hospital rejects man for heart transplant because he is not vaccinated

COVID-19: US hospital rejects man for heart transplant because he is not vaccinated

An American hospital has rejected a patient for a heart transplant because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19, his family has said....

January water levels in dams 3rd best of decade

January water levels in dams 3rd best of decade

Water levels at the dams in Cyprus this January are the third best for the month this decade...

The Cypriot electricity market is opening

The Cypriot electricity market is opening

Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades is satisfied with the timetable as regards the opening of the competitive electricity market, set to launch in the fall of 2022, according to a written statement by deputy government spokesperson Niovi Parisinou....

Coronavirus: Which patients are at risk of long Covid-19

Coronavirus: Which patients are at risk of long Covid-19

Scientists in Switzerland have announced that for the first time they have found a way to predict whether a patient is at risk of developing the so-called long Covid-19, ...

Cyprus to deport asylees on safety grounds

Cyprus to deport asylees on safety grounds

Dozens of refugees in the Republic of Cyprus have been denied access to asylum, with reports saying they have been transported to a deportation facility while the nature of their crimes was still unknown...

Cyprus gets no breaks as relentless cold goes on

Cyprus gets no breaks as relentless cold goes on

Frigid weather continues to show teeth in Cyprus despite a weakening low pressure system slowly moving away, with weather officials warning about even colder temperatures in nippy days ahead...

North irked over Turkish handball player’s airlift

North irked over Turkish handball player’s airlift

Turkish Cypriots are accusing Greek Cypriots of trying to trying to score political points after a handball player quarantined in the south was not allowed to cross into the north to head back to Istanbul and had to be airlifted by an ambulance plane...

Man on bicycle dies after car strikes from behind

Man on bicycle dies after car strikes from behind

A man riding his bicycle in Famagusta district was killed Tuesday after he was hit from behind by a car going the same way...

It snowed in Mykonos and, of course, the photo went viral!

It snowed in Mykonos and, of course, the photo went viral!

When you hear about the Greek islands, your mind immediately starts to envision pristine beaches, clear blue waters, cocktails in hand while whiling away the lazy days of summer on a sunbed....

2,000 euros for every motorist trapped on Attiki Odos

2,000 euros for every motorist trapped on Attiki Odos

Attiki Odos SA, the company managing the Greek capital’s biggest ring road, has said that it will be compensating thousands of toll-paying motorists who became trapped on the highway in their cars and trucks during Monday’s blizzard....

French Ambassador: Conditional dialogue with Turkey

French Ambassador: Conditional dialogue with Turkey

The need for careful monitoring of Turkey`s actions in all activity areas was underlined by the French Ambassador to Cyprus Salina Grenet-Catalano, who participated in today`s meeting of the Foreign and European Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives in order to present the priorities of the French Presidency of the European Union....

Freedom of movement within the EU will no longer be regulated by country of origin

Freedom of movement within the EU will no longer be regulated by country of origin

After calls to simplify COVID travel rules within the EU, EU Ministers meeting at the General Affairs Council in Brussels agreed on Tuesday that the three main criteria for travel within the EU will be vaccination status, covid test results or recovery certificates....

Rise in cannabis use in Cyprus, drop in ecstasy during the pandemic

Rise in cannabis use in Cyprus, drop in ecstasy during the pandemic

Cannabis was the drug most used in Cyprus during the restrictions against the spread of COVID-19 while there has been a drop in the use of ecstasy according to the latest European Web Survey on Drugs presented by the EU drugs agency (EMCDDA)....

Minister of Health 'proud' of progress on test-to-stay measure at schools

Minister of Health 'proud' of progress on test-to-stay measure at schools

The Ministry of Health is proud of the implementation of the "test to stay" measure at elementary schools, said Health Minister Michalis Hadjipantela, adding that in the event it is successful, it will be implemented in other state services....

Cypriot court says unvax ban serves common good

Cypriot court says unvax ban serves common good

Α Nicosia district judge sided with the government on banning unvaccinated persons in restricted venues, saying the decision was for the common good and based on science...

Flights halted and cars banned as snow silences Istanbul

Flights halted and cars banned as snow silences Istanbul

Flights were suspended for a second day at Istanbul Airport and private vehicles were barred from city streets on Tuesday, as heavy snowfall snarled traffic and left people stranded in Turkey's biggest city and across the country....

Snow wreaks havoc on Athens roads

Snow wreaks havoc on Athens roads

Some 5,000 motorists spent hours trapped in their cars in freezing temperatures on the Greek capital’s Attiki Odos highway on Monday and dozens were still trapped through Tuesday morning...

'US is undercutting three of its strongest allies in region by undermining EastMed'

'US is undercutting three of its strongest allies in region by undermining EastMed'

US Representatives Gus Bilirakis and Nicole Malliotakis recently sent a stern letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken vociferously objecting to the Administration’s recent reversal of support for the Eastern Mediterranean Pipeline....

Cyprus scores low on public sector corruption

Cyprus scores low on public sector corruption

The Republic of Cyprus was at a historic low in terms of perceived levels of corruption in the public sector, according to figures released this week by Transparency International...

Teddy Sagi's Playtech embroiled in takeover battle

Teddy Sagi's Playtech embroiled in takeover battle

Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, the founder of Playtech, declined to comment on the withdrawal of Eddie Jordan's potential bid for the online gambling company he founded back in 1999....

Future of the university as we know it is under threat – EY report

Future of the university as we know it is under threat – EY report

A new EY report, Are universities of the past still the future?, argues that universities in advanced economies are facing a number of existential issues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Potential traffic camera violators still in the dark

Potential traffic camera violators still in the dark

Motorists in the Republic of Cyprus have yet to receive traffic camera citations under a new system on the island, with reports of 'procedural delays' pointing to a previous discussion over legal doubts...

Weather system sticks around to pummel Cyprus

Weather system sticks around to pummel Cyprus

A low pressure system is still affecting Cyprus on Tuesday with prolonged showers and possibly heavy thunderstorms in parts of the island, while a daytime flood watch is also in effect...

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