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25° Nicosia,
19 August, 2019
 

News Room

Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Westward Bound

Pompeo’s comments in Jerusalem tell the story of western political culture
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Turkey’s threats and Greece’s strength

The upcoming regional elections in Turkey partly explain some of the excessive rhetoric from Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Marina Economides Marina Economides

Pass the buck

This was a narrative that they managed to pull through for an entire five-year term in office. Because each time people ...

The 'Cyprus fear' in the west

Western diplomats and foreign dignitaries have two main concerns about the direction of future developments on the small ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The influence of Greek Americans and relations with Turkey

The power of the diaspora should not be discounted
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

How to shield a dead body

According to our 'wise' president, we now have to reflect and ask ourselves about something that has always been at the ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

For a strong Europe

Does the rest of Europe want to see Germany in a new leading role?
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The highest price to pay

I apologize for writing in first person but when something so self-evident ends up being ignored even by our very own ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

You can call it political karma

With the re-election of Nicos Anastasiades, many were puzzled with Harris Georgiades’ decision to insist that he not be ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Critics must put their money where their mouth is

Americans and Europeans often complain about China’s economic penetration of Greece
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

Probe on a probe finding

It was to be expected that the president of the Republic would stand by the finance minister, emphasizing that he still ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The breakdown of civil protection

In Greece the political pendulum has often swung from one extreme to the other
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The cost of playing fast and loose

As I was going over surveys into the perception of the electoral power of political parties in every EU member state, I ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

You know why

'You know why' was the nuanced slogan of DIKO party MP candidate Fytos Constantinou who was running his election campaign ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Cooperative Anathema: Dissolution or sale

Cooperative Bank verdict sees the closure of the bank as a negative development but financially speaking that was the right ...

Turkish and Greek nationalism, a two way street

Blue Homeland was front and centre due to the naval drill of the Turkish Armed Forces, but analysts have been wasting ink ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Arrogance in Greek politics

Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

This is B’s story

“B” is just 25 years old, born and raised in Kyrenia. His parents, both Turkish Cypriots, were never against peace. Today ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

This is what Greece can be

“This is Greece.” This oft-used excuse gets on my nerves and I apologize for using it here, but I just cannot come up with ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Game Changer

President Anastasiades was on a long drift in the ocean and on the stage of international diplomacy but luckily he was rescued ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Wrestling in the Colosseum

How will the hatred that has spread around us in the years of the crisis be erased? The Greek people have been deeply divided. ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

‘It’s the algorithm, stupid’

Paranoia and conspiracy theories whizzing around never fail to impress
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The US-EU crisis, NATO and Greece

The Euro-Atlantic family is going through one of the worst crises in its history
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Key moments, tough decisions

Will there ever be a mainstream center-right party
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

The Guterres Framework

In an era where the public can change allegiances based on one tweet, sincerity and integrity are greatly appreciated
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

First contacts with candidates for the US presidency

Tsipras met former US vice president Joe Biden on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

SYRIZA and ND should now both push for the use of the qualifier ‘North’

It’s now time to focus on the implementation of the deal
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Requiem for the Missing

When I was writing in 1994 the lyrics to a song called “Tou Vagori” about 1619 missing persons in Cyprus, I never expected ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Our View: Auditor’s actions lack moral compass

Public officials should protect and defend the rights of the individual whilst conducting regulatory checks
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The balancing act after the Tsipras - Erdogan meeting

Greek-Turkish relations have always been a delicate balancing act
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

New Democracy is not SYRIZA

SYRIZA has a tactical advantage
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

This is not the time to stir the Greece-Turkey pot

Circumstances today call for moderation and calm when it comes to the Aegean and Cyprus
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

‘I am not getting involved’

Very few respectable people want to get involved in politics
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

The Importance of Integrity

Integrity as a measure of political action is directly linked to accountability
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Greeks and Jews

A persecuted people who, in their effort to protect themselves, evolved into one of the world’s most powerful
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