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30 May, 2024

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Panayiotis Rougalas Panayiotis Rougalas

Cyprus non-performing loans drop to lowest level in years

Total non-performing loans (NPLs) to banks have dropped below €2 billion, specifically to €1.9 billion.
Opinion Opinion

A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words, a picture is a gut punch. In Paphos, a woman with a cane lies on the ground in front ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Murders linked to firearms surge in Limassol and Nicosia

The recent discovery of weapons in a cemetery in Oroklini serves as a stark reminder of the increasing presence of organized ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

AKEL accused of anti-European populism ahead of elections

In the past week, Annita Demetriou presented DISY's positions for the European elections while launching a simultaneous ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Tired of bad news? You're not alone

Are you tired of reading ''the news''?
Opinion Opinion

Labor shortage hits Antiparos island

The small Aegean island of Antiparos is in a fever of preparations for the summer’s tourism miracle.
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Navigating summer stalemates in the Cyprus conundrum

Historically, there has never been a peak in the Cyprus problem during the summer. The last significant event in Crans-Montana ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

Monks, millionaires, and mammoths: Cyprus' epic saga of scandal and schemes

At an unexpected time, I had written to you that a mammoth development project in a coastal town would likely meet the fate ...
Opinion Opinion

Europe and the onus lying on our shoulders

On May 9th , 1950, the foundations were laid for the creation of the greatest peace project ever in human history. It was ...
George Kakouris George Kakouris

Cypriots torn between Palestine and Israel

The Greek Cypriot approach to the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis has always been conflicted, mainly because ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Cuellar urges Cyprus leaders to listen to civil society for progress

The UN's personal envoy, Maria Angela Holguin Cuellar, didn't arrange a trilateral meeting with the two leaders during her ...
Opinion Opinion

Our voices can make a difference

On campuses across the US, a powerful movement is underway. Students are standing up and saying ''enough'' to the fighting ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Our neighborhood just got unpredictable again

This part of the world has always been full of surprises. The most recent came on Friday afternoon when Turkish President ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Twenty years on...

The rejection of the Annan Plan transcends mere historical significance; especially this year, it coincides with an anniversary ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Cyprus's role in the Euro-Turkish equation

On a communicative level, as is customary, Nicosia may project a triumphant image regarding the interconnection between ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

Politics Blog: A satirical take on current affairs

I begin today's column with a clarification: there is no issue of institutional credibility in Cyprus. There is, however, ...
Pavlos Xanthoulis Pavlos Xanthoulis

Fragile balance in Euro-Turkish relations

Before the Summit's conclusion, the phones were buzzing with excitement. President Christodoulides and his inner circle ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

Government halts Syrian asylum reviews amid tensions

As tensions escalated in Lebanon and refugee boats continued to arrive in Cyprus, the President of the Republic made a ...
Opinion Opinion

Spain and Greece face dire drought conditions

“The tourism sector has to adapt to the situation we are experiencing, which is absolutely abnormal,” a member of the Catalan ...
Opinion Opinion

The hidden lives of migrants in Cyprus

Behind closed doors lies a hidden reality in Cyprus, where neglected homes become sanctuaries for new occupants, often foreigners ...
Pavlos Xanthoulis Pavlos Xanthoulis

Cyprus problem overlooked in EU Summit discussions on Turkey

The EU Council Secretariat has submitted a preliminary set of conclusions ahead of the upcoming Summit on April 17-18, delving ...
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

We are all responsible

Eleven people crammed into one apartment, each paying between 150 to 200 euros in rent, all to live stacked together in ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

Scandals and sanctimony in Cyprus

In recent years, we've seen it all. From COVID to the Ukraine conflict and the dramatic events unfolding next door in Gaza. ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Gaza's wounds deepen amidst humanitarian crisis

The ongoing conflict in Gaza offers little novelty to seasoned observers of conflicts, especially within the tumultuous ...
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

Six years of oversight culminate in medicine warehouse catastrophe

This quote poignantly illustrates the entrenched mindset of public administration, often characterized by inefficiency rather ...
Nikos Konstandaras Nikos Konstandaras

Israel's dual strikes incite global concern

The recent Israeli strikes on a humanitarian organization in Gaza and the Iranian consulate in Damascus on April 1st are ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Greece's dual reality of law and mafia rule

Maybe we don’t understand how much everything around us seems to be losing its momentum and cheapening, and I hope we don’t ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Celebrating Greek independence, a White House tradition

On Thursday, President Joe Biden hosted a ceremony at the White House celebrating Greek independence. Some have questioned ...
Opinion Opinion

Fortifying digital banks and battling cyber threats

The period we are going through raises serious concerns about the security of critical digital infrastructures. Among these, ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The FBI in Cyprus

By enlisting the help of the FBI – as announced recently – Cyprus is making an effort to deal with the problem of corruption ...
Maria Eracleous Maria Eracleous

Struggles amidst renovation on Makarios Avenue

I've heard that two stores of a well-known chain recently closed down on Makarios Avenue, namely Etam and Undiz. While ...
Opinion Opinion

How rising costs are changing social lives

Katerina P. has a job that brings in around 1,500 euros a month.
Apostolis Tomaras Apostolis Tomaras

With the cross in one hand and the staff in the other

The Church of Cyprus has weathered many storms throughout its long history, often paying a heavy price to maintain the cohesion ...
George Kakouris George Kakouris

From China's cultural revolution to Cyprus' church scandal

In the classic science fiction novel ''The Three-Body Problem,'' the traumatic experience of a Chinese astrophysicist during ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Trust issues rise as US congress stalls Ukraine aid

Who fears and trusts the United States? This crucial question is being asked at this time, not by opponents of the US, but ...