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30 May, 2023
 

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Onasagoras Onasagoras

Corruption? On the island of saints?

The millions - some say billions - that we lost as a state due to the corruption of various officials are not enough. Now ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Is there an energy plan, or isn't there?

When in 2011 Cyprus discovered natural gas in "Aphrodite," the discussion about geopolitical upgrading was so intense that ...
Pavlos Xanthoulis Pavlos Xanthoulis

The self-sabotage of a President in less than 100 days

Nicos Anastasiades, undeniably one of the prominent political figures in the region, has faced criticism after many years ...
Maria Eracleous Maria Eracleous

The theatrical hypocrisy of passing the e-kalathi bill

In early March, during the Commerce Committee meeting, the first one attended by the current Minister of Energy, the committee ...
Andreas Andreou Andreas Andreou

Real estate: A closer look at prices and rental trends

With the chapter on imposing a reduced VAT rate of 5% on primary residences as a social policy measure finally moving towards ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

Restoring a wounded reputation

Last March, a publication by the Financial Times revealed the move of three shareholders of PWC Cyprus to resign from the ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

Sanctions have exposed our hypocrisy

The initial wave of sanctions, enforced by the UK and the US against Cypriot entities (individuals, law firms, service companies) ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Nationalism, the big winner in Turkish elections

He may have failed to get elected in the first round of the Turkish presidential elections, and that is obviously a blow ...
Apostolis Tomaras Apostolis Tomaras

Forty-nine years of lies

And suddenly we discovered that in the Occupied Territories, Greek Cypriot properties are being sold to Turkish Cypriots ...
Pavlos Xanthoulis Pavlos Xanthoulis

'Full speed ahead to manage the partition'

Varosha was considered the last hope for a solution to the Cyprus problem and was "the negotiating card" of the Turkish ...
Opinion Opinion

Here comes the Digital Euro!

The digital euro is set to be a new form of digital currency from the European Central Bank. It will aim to provide a secure, ...
Maria Eracleous Maria Eracleous

What's wrong with a little transparency?

There has been a lot of buzz surrounding e-kalathi in recent days. It is an electronic platform that aims to provide consumers ...
Apostolos Kouroupakis Apostolos Kouroupakis

The ''other side'' 20 years later

I first saw the queue at the Agios Dometios barricade in February 2004, while serving my term in the Greek Cypriot Force, ...
Opinion Opinion

The unintended consequence: How Our online history built the AI industry

The AI boom is built on data, the data comes from the internet, and the internet came from us.
Opinion Opinion

The real estate industry's crucial turning point

The European Parliament recently approved a new bill that aims to tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions. This ...
Apostolos Kouroupakis Apostolos Kouroupakis

'Everything is a party'

Well, well, well, if you have a seat and some showmanship experience, apparently everything becomes a piece of cake and ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The value of authenticity

Easter always goes hand in hand with the search for authenticity. For the authentic Epitaph procession, good company for ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

Politics blog: Moscow on the Mediterranean

While some talk behind our backs, The Guardian is unabashedly labeling our country, especially our banking system, as the ...
Opinion Opinion

From chocolate bunnies to souvla

As an American Roman Catholic, I thought I had the whole Easter celebration thing down pat. I mean, I grew up with the Easter ...
Yiannis Ioannou Yiannis Ioannou

From troublesome youth to social responsibility

In my youth, I was what you would call a troublesome young man who loved firecrackers. It wasn't just because of where I ...
Opinion Opinion

What is the future for banks?

Banks have suffered significantly in the last 15 years. Some have been forced to shut down, while others had to reduce deposits. ...
Opinion Opinion

Lack of legal protection in EU adoptions

Intercountry adoption is the adoption of a child habitually resident in one state by parents habitually resident in another ...
Opinion Opinion

Bullying in Cyprus - From awareness to action

As a researcher and Ph.D. candidate studying the crime of bullying against minors from a criminal and criminological perspective ...
Opinion Opinion

Is it the beginning of the end of the gender pay gap?

Imagine you are Anna, a dedicated and hardworking engineer with a passion for your work. You've spent years honing your ...
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

No dignity for elderly refugee thanks to government

An elderly refugee, who is facing health problems and lives in one of the 43 unrepairable refugee apartment buildings without ...
Onasagoras Onasagoras

Why does the EAC block the installation of solar panels?

"The weaker the government, the stronger the bureaucracy," said the French anthropologist Gustave Le Bon. And he didn't ...
Opinion Opinion

Banks and artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is a technology that is based on a machine's ability to perform procedures and make decisions based ...
George Kakouris George Kakouris

It's that time, yet again, when discussions on the Cyprus issue and the EU abound

There are no last chances beyond the emotional charge of those involved in the Cyprus problem; only conditions abroad and ...
Andreas Andreou Andreas Andreou

'Structural Integrity Certificates' should be made mandatory

The recent earthquakes in neighboring countries, as well as the aftershocks, felt in Cyprus, have brought to the forefront ...
Andreas Andreou Andreas Andreou

Real estate trends in 2023

Increased inflation, rising interest rates, rising building costs, rising property values, a slight decline in new development ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Bad luck can't always be held responsible

“It was an unfortunate moment,” the stationmaster in the deadly train crash is said to have claimed. How many times has ...
George Kakouris George Kakouris

It's dangerous around here

There has been a lot of discussion about the new President's selection of Michalis Hatzigiannis to fill the role of Deputy ...
Opinion Opinion

Thinking of investing in real estate? Don’t do it.

A lack of financial literacy can lead people to consider investing in direct real estate. This a provocative statement to ...
Pavlos Xanthoulis Pavlos Xanthoulis

'O Captain, My Captain!', says Averof to Nikos

When the poet Walt Whitman wrote the famous poem "O captain! My captain" in 1865, he was thinking of Abraham Lincoln as ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Cyprus' new president

Nikos Christodoulides was elected president of the Republic of Cyprus on Sunday, without the support of either of the country’s ...
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