The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail

We talk to experts in Brussels about security in the bloc and the EU Commission's support for research to improve security in the fields of defence, terrorism, infrastructure, digital security and natural disasters.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:35am EST

We all need water to survive, but some governments want to weaken EU law: you can have your say in a public consultation; we hear about a traditional German Christmas fayre in Nicosia, and a bi-communal fun day in eastern Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:15am EST

How does Cyprus treat migrants? What are their rights and do we need policy changes? Upcycling plastic bottles to make shelters for the homeless 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:44am EST

We speak to the Brexit editor of The Economist; Nicosia's Mayor is trying to clean up the old city; public inclusion is vital for successful peace negotiations.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:51am EST

Our guests this week were all panellists at the recent Economist 'Cyprus Summit' on hydrocarbons, regional stability and financial policy: the US Ambassador to Nicosia, Cyprus' Foreign Minister, the Energy Minister, a high ranking official from ExxonMobil and Cyprus' Finance Minister.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:09am EST

Strovolos Municipality extends its free parking and charging scheme for hybrid and electric cars; a documentary delves into the history of the Cyprus railway; the UN Secretary General's Special Representative says the door is still open for a Cyprus solution

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

The hall of Nicosia Municipality's multi-purpose centre is re-named in memory of the city's former First Lady, Olga Demetriades; as winter kicks in, asylum seekers in Cyprus are being forced to sleep in parks because they can't afford to rent accommodation

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:57am EST

The NASA Space Apps challenge takes place in Nicosia this weekend; film makers acknowledge the island's appeal as a location; tonight there's a bi-communal conference on Promoting Ethical Journalism Across Cyprus

 
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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19am EST

Michael Jansen's latest book was inspired by her experiences at the 2011 Egyptian revolution; a new app aims to improve your driving; will financial incentives lure film-makers to the island? St Paul's gets a new window to mark its 125th anniversary

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:34am EST

Should medical cannabis be legalised in Cyprus, and what conditions can it treat? Empowering women to take a more active role in the peace process in Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:56am EST

Is the government's Estia scheme to protect vulnerable defaulters fair, and fit for purpose? Apparently not. Women from Northern Ireland share their experience of peace building with women on both sides of the Cyprus divide; St Paul's Anglican cathedral celebrates its 125th anniversary

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:59am EST

The EU Trade Commissioner outlines proposals to reform the World Trade Organisation; Italian film days, lectures and a photo exhibition are coming up, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs sets out the EU's vision for a new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:26pm EST

Road tax may rise after a public consultation on new measures that take environmental factors into account; we talk to the author of a science fiction novella launched on the island this week.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EST

Cyprus must be for all Cypriots and no-one else, says Cyprus' High Commissioner to London, Euripides Evriviades, who discusses the Cyprus problem and Brexit at length.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:28am EST

Asylum seekers are being forced to camp in public parks because they can't afford to rent accommodation - is government policy aimed at making their lives as difficult as possible? World-class acts headline at this year's Kypria Festival. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:11am EST

Nicosia this week hosted the prize-giving of the Commonwealth Short Story competition: we talk to the organisers, the winner and the chair of the judging panel; Cypriot Tio Ellinas heads to Snetterton for the next round of the Porsche Carrera Cup. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:58am EST

Women's groups are demanding that they be included in the Cyprus peace process; there are more than 150 forest fires on the island every year, and we can all take measures to prevent them; as technology advances, continuous training is needed to keep cyber crime at bay

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:56am EST

As this year's Duke of Edinburgh gold awards are presented, we hear about the importance of extra-curricular activities for a rounded education, and discuss the implications of the Co-Op sell-off for depositors, mortgagees and the Cypriot taxpayer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:54pm EST

Volunteers are needed to catch stray cats for an island-wide neutering programme; defining freedom of expression - what is legal and what is not? Gourmet food in Macau

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

A study reveals how many girls in Cyprus are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM); cybercrime trends and the vulnerability of the internet of things; youngsters from Nicosia's children's home get to know nature in Paphos. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:49am EST

The British High Commissioner outlines what expats need to do about their status after Brexit; we talk to the author of The Seamstress of Ourfa which is being launched in Nicosia next week, and meet the Human Rights Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:52pm EST

Is commerce more important than our natural heritage? Environmentalists fear for the future of the island's most important wetland; the Cyprus computer society is looking for young hackers; an expert from the Council of Europe outlines measure to combat cybercrime

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:14pm EST

The former head of the World Trade Organisation says adjustments must be made if we are to harness globalisation; the head of UNFICYP emphasises the importance of including women in the peace process; we hear about a public event on rheumatic diseases and a photographic exhibition opens next week in Tala. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:45am EST

Human trafficking for sexual exploitation generates 99 billion dollars annually; the EU launches infringement procedures against Cyprus for  failing to comply with Directives for the protection of nature; the annual Pride march takes place on Sunday.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:05pm EST

An international climate change conference addresses issues in the eastern Mediterranean; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival gets under way next week; we find out about the philosophy of the consortium preparing to build the casino in Limassol.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:57am EST

With a new cd just released, Cypriot musician and poet Haji Mike talks at length about his career, and shares his thoughts on music and politics.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am EST

We visit an award-winning organic winery; hear about cacti, succulents and the 'smart garden' and the first accordion festival is taking place in Cyprus this weekend

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47am EST

Farmers are advised not to plant new crops due to a water shortage; the choreography of cross-cultural negotiations - we discuss the Israeli-Palestinian example; the women's Euro Arabian expedition reaches the North Pole.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:11am EST

We hear about the thrills and perils facing an all-female expedition to the North Pole; Cyprus Film Days is up and running; Tio Ellinas starts the Porsche Carrera Cup season with podiums at Brands Hatch. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:46am EST

Demonstrators will gather this weekend to protest against uncontrolled developments near Natura 2000 sites; a judgement by the European Court of Human Rights has implications for owners of property in the occupied areas; UK Cypriots lobby British MPs about Turkish provocations in Cyprus' EEZ; a turtle hotline will enable the authorities to rescue injured turtles faster.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:36am EST

Following the launch of the second volume of his autobiography, detailing his tenure as President of #Cyprus, George Vassiliou talks frankly about his successes, his mistakes and the Cyprus problem

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:03pm EST

The biggest 'cleantech' bootcamp in the region will take place in May, but are Cypriots interested? The European Commission is funding free wifi hotspots in public places; a tribute in Nicosia to Eric Clapton and the 3rd Medieval Nicosia Festival starts tomorrow.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:13am EST

A German couple recount their first-hand experience of the persecution of Palestinians in Hebron; the gender gap is everywhere - including Wikipedia; 1 Billion Rising in Nicosia; a new law on abortions in Cyprus is being drafted.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:11am EST

We discuss the appalling conditions at the Kofinou Reception Centre with the Chair of the House Human Rights Committee; and is it time to scrap the current citizenship for investment scheme?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:34am EST

Demonstrators gather at Parliament to protest against illegal building in protected areas and their call for action is echoed by the Scientific and Technical Chamber. Former EU Commissioner Janez Poto─Źnik discusses the importance of a Circular Economy. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:55am EST

Author Julie Bindel talks about the Pimping of Prostitution; the EU Humanitarian Commissioner discusses the problems facing Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and the Artos Foundation Kids University will occupy children during the Easter break.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:06am EST

Musician, composer and author Gilad Atzmon talks about Israel, Judaism and Zionism - and his latest book 'Being In Time'.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:59am EST

Young refugees from Africa share their hopes and experiences; the problem of plastic waste - and how Cyprus mismanages its waste strategies.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:11am EST

With the run-off in the 2018 Presidential elections due on Sunday, we discuss the issues - and the fall-out after the first round.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:39am EST

Does the new EU plastics strategy go far enough? Cases of measles in Cyprus prompt calls for parents to vaccinate their children; as a rare monk seal is spotted in Paphos we discuss the threats to biodiversity in our seas; Bulgaria's ambassador outlines his country's priorities for its EU presidency. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:08am EST

The Interior Minister outlines plans to regulate, encourage and fund social entrepreneurship; the relationship between olive trees and funghi; Presidential hopeful Stavros Malas outlines his priorities and policies. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:59am EST

Presidential candidate Stavros Malas promises that, if elected, his cabinet and the boards of SGOs will comprise "over 50% women".

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:17am EST

Calls to a domestic violence helpline soared by 50% last year; freshwater anglers organise a clean-up of Yermasoyia dam; a new app enables us to report illegal hunting and bird-trapping.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:37am EST

Telecare can replace regular visits to the doctor and allow you to be treated at home; the Estonian Minister for Entrepreneurship explains the opportunities created by Europe's space programme; we explore the new law governing Cypriot NGOs, and hear about the Magic Table for dementia sufferers. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:23am EST

We discuss regional politics with two of the speakers at a recent conference on "National, international and human security in the eastern Mediterranean", and hear how Cypriots have warmed to the traditional British pantomime.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:46am EST

Are you taking the right medicine, and who is checking? Making the impossible possible is easier than you think; a project to build dementia-friendly villages in our cities, and why has a bell appeared in the Nicosia buffer zone?

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17am EST

It's European Space Week and we meet the movers and shakers in the European Space Programme to find out how space impacts our daily lives and can solve some of Earth's problems, as well as offering business opportunities and environmental solutions.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

The GERI briefcase is set to revolutionise health care for the elderly; 'Yoga Light and Shadows' is a new coffee table book with eye-catching photographs of Cyprus and philosophical text and we meet a Cypriot poet who has published his work in a bilingual book.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:01am EST

United Nations Day is celebrated in the buffer zone; we join the Hindu festival of Diwali; Telehealth can prevent unnecessary hospital visits; incentives are introduced to encourage filmmakers to Cyprus; multi-morbitity in an ageing population calls for integrated care solutions

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:08pm EST

The EU Commissioner for the Environment visits Cyprus; the Education Minister inaugurates a unique exhibition; we talk about health: anti microbial resistance and childhood obesity, and find out why the Ambassador of Georgia is supporting rugby in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:35am EST

We talk at length to Health Minister George Pamboridis about the state of play of the National Health system (GESY); the Interior Minister outlines plans to attract investment in audiovisual productions; Akel denies that it is against allowing pupils from private schools to enter the University of Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:27am EST

Speakers at a high level conference on energy suggest that it's not all plain sailing for Cyprus' energy aspirations; we hear about the Cyprus collection at the British Museum, and a Cypriot racing driver wraps up an impressive season at Brands Hatch.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:31am EST

Opposition leader Andros Kyprianou (pictured) rues the missed opportunity at Crans Montana and discusses the upcoming elections; the Nicosia Barbarians are looking for rugby coaches; banned books are on sale in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:18am EST

After 2 deaths in recent weeks, cyclists call for drivers to take more care; disabled children deserve better facilities in mainstream schools; a Nicosia conference bringing archaeology to citizens; Cypriot racing driver Tio Ellinas started karting aged seven. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:43am EST

The Slovak Ambassador looks back on her time in Cyprus and her role in the meetings of political party leaders from both sides of the divide; the Centre for Visual Arts and Research (CVAR) receives Europe's Grand Prix for cultural heritage.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:46am EST

Six weeks of culture - and some surprises - at the Kypria Festival; the new Maestro of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra has big plans; social outreach bringing different faiths together to help the vulnerable.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:02am EST

Political party leaders shun overseas Cypriots meeting; Cyprus ranks third in Europe in underage binge drinking and electricity prices are set to drop.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:00am EST

A landmark ruling brings an end to discrimination against privately educated students entering the University of Cyprus; why are more young people are seeking mental health support? A 3-masted sailing ship docks at Larnaca and welcomes visitors.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:37pm EST

The sea off Limassol continues to be seriously polluted: we discuss the possible sources of the contamination and what can be done about it, and ask why the authorities are keeping the studies done so far a secret; more of the popular and well-used Citizen Service Centres are to open across the island.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:47pm EST

The Fire Department warns that lighting fires is illegal and incurs heavy penalties; we talk to a writer and film-maker who was growing up in Nicosia in 1974 and documented her memories of the Greek-backed coup and subsequent Turkish invasion.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:48am EST

What next for Cyprus reunification? The Health Minister embraces the Sustainable Development Goals; a new traffic scheme is in the pipeline for Nicosia; citizens demand that Eleftheria Square (pictured) should be car-free; advice for small businesses from CSR Europe.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:51am EST

What was Napoleon Bonaparte's connection with Ireland? Was he in the Dublin Post Office in 1916? Professor Tom Bartlett (pictured) has the answers. The unions say "it's a failure", but what protection is offered to outdoor workers in Cyprus during a heatwave?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

Cypriot citizens are sceptical about the Crans Montana reunification talks. We also discuss the issues - and possible outcomes of the conference with Professor of History and Political Science Hubert Faustmann (pictured).

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

We discuss climate change and its effect on water sustainability in Cyprus; about half of the island's population have never used a computer; young people on both sides of the Green Line invite you to the Unity Fest next week.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:58am EST

Challenges for Israel in the Palestinian peace process; the Director General of ELIAMEP (pictured) thinks instability in the Eastern Mediterranean region is here to stay; June 20th is World Refugee Day

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:34am EST

Cyprus' leaders are under growing pressure to reach a settlement; free mini buses offer car-free access to Nicosia's old walled city; motor sport fans are gearing up for the Cyprus Rally; an unusual art exhibition in Paphos entices people to the old - and now derelict - heart of the city.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

An online petition is launched to urge the government to get a move on introducing the National Health Service; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival (pictured) starts tonight; Cyprus' last queen, Caterina Cornaro, is travelling to New York.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:50pm EST

Parliament is looking at ways to regulate funeral donations to charity; the Robotex exhibition aims to galvanise Cypriot creativity; the Cyprus Rugby Federation plans to introduce academies for women.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:10am EST

Cyprus' Foreign Minister (pictured) discusses the Council of Europe and the island's record on Human Rights; the EBRD launches a programme in the West Bank and Gaza; economic growth slows; the LGBTI community celebrates Gay Pride.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (pictured with Cyprus' Finance Minister) hands 50,000 euros to Peaceplayers Cyprus; Finance Minister Haris Georgiades on the significance of the EBRD holding its annual meeting on the island; a 54-year-old man reckons he can replicate the 24-hour fitness marathon he achieved 22 years ago; the EU Commission prepares to celebrate Europe Day 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:58pm EST

Can lights on fishermen's nets prevent the death of Cyprus' endangered turtles? Nicosia Municipality's Multicultural Centre extends its activities to include even more, especially vulnerable, citizens; you can now "adopt a bird" to help fund work to save our feathered friends.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

The EU still has issues with Russia over Ukraine; See Why you should discover Cyprus' hidden gems with a new NGO; the dos and don'ts about rescuing baby birds; and after 5 years, the Cyprus Motor Show returns.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:52am EST

The slaughter of songbirds continues unabated in Cyprus; we delve into the work of the welfare services; two notorious women writers feature in a theatrical world premiere in Nicosia this weekend

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

The EU Foreign Policy chief condemns Israeli settlements the West Bank; Cyprus can improve its waste management; Cypriot MEPs discuss Brexit, energy security and illegal bird trapping.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:23am EST

Cypriot citizens are mobilising to move back to the fenced area of Famagusta and, as Europe celebrates the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, we hear about the role of the European Commission.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:05am EST

We discuss gender identity and hear about an event to mark the Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV); new rules are being rolled out for recipients of the Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) which may see some of them lose their benefits if they decline to take up training offered in the government and semi-government sectors.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:00pm EST

We discuss EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker's options for the future of Europe with the head of the EU Commission Representation in Cyprus (pictured); MPs demand the immediate implementation of a ban on water sports at Polemidia dam due to the highly polluted water which poses a public health risk.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:55am EST

The Juncker White Paper on the future of the European Union; there's a plethora of varied events at the CVAR in March; AIPFE's Incredible Women series, and one of those women who put her job on hold to sail round the world.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:52pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 17th February 2017

Cyprus' Health Minister outlines plans to improve cancer care; the Minister of Education (pictured) talks about school reforms recently passed by Parliament; the Cyprus Red Cross inaugurates activities at the Kophinou reception centre and a new study calls for harsher penalties for motorists who break the law.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 10th February 2017

Cyprus joins One Billion Rising against violence against women; happiness guru Brian Colbert (pictured) explains how to get the most out of life; the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) outlines plans for 2017.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 3rd February 2017

The European Union reacts to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban; Health Minister George Pamborides (pictured) discusses the delays in implementing the National Health Service; and we talk to the governor of Europe's biggest prison for sex offenders

 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th January 2017

Cyprus joins the global campaign demanding respect for fundamental Human Rights that marks Donald Trump's inauguration as US President; exciting new discoveries have been made by archaeologists in Kouklia, one of Paphos' ancient city states; and Paphos prepares for its own inauguration - as 2017 European Capital of Culture.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 13th January 2017

As a week of reunification negotiations comes to an end in Geneva we hear citizens' hopes and fears, talk to a journalist who has followed the Cyprus issue for years and hear from a Professor of History and Politics about what, possibly, could come next.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 6th January 2017

The UN Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security: women the world over have the same desires; as Cypriot leaders head for talks in Switzerland, citizens are mobilising to encourage them to reach a solution; the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (pictured) holds a citizens dialogue in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:05am EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th December 2016

Bicommunal internships aim to help unemployed Cypriot graduates; technology disrupting the financial sector; a new book on the wildlife of Cyprus (pictured).

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd December 2016

Can Cyprus learn from the return their homes of internally displaced Bosnians? We talk to anthropologist Tone Bringa (pictured) who documented the Bosnian war and and its aftermath; EU funding is helping small businesses; innovative solutions in bone therapeutics; and a simple blood test can detect pancreatic cancer.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:26am EST

Cyprus News Digest 25th November 2016

We discuss prospects for Cyprus' reunification following the failure of negotiations in Switzerland; hear about the COSME programme that fosters the competitiveness of Europe's small and medium sized enterprises, and talk to a Bulgarian banker who is successfully implementing the COSME programme.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:38am EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th November 2016

Authentic Italian cuisine comes to Cyprus; we talk at length to the Head of the Asylum Service (pictured) about processing asylum applications and the problems at Kofinou reception centre.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:40am EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th November 2016

The importance of including women in the peace process - we speak to the EEAS Principal Advisor on gender (pictured); an example of bi-communal cooperation as the restored Apostolos Andreas monastery is inaugurated; a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment at the upgraded breast clinic in Nicosia; and we meet a singer/songwriter who has just released her first album.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:19am EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th November 2016

German language month kicks off; men are invited to grow a moustache for 'Movember' (pictured) and the UK Education Fair is coming up - with good news for students who want to study in the UK.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:43am EST

Cyprus News Digest 28th October 2016

The Naked Truth about Aphrodite - revealed in an erotic comic book (pictured); an end is in sight for the revamp of central Nicosia; your last chance to see a unique exhibition of historic Cypriot bridal gowns; Showstoppers arrive in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:37am EST

Cyprus News Digest 21st October 2016

As municipalities and animal charities team up to address the problem of feral cats, we talk to Nicosia's Mayor (pictured); the Cyprus Shipping Chamber celebrates International Maritime Week, and we get a glimpse of life in medieval Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:34am EST

Cyprus News Digest 14th October 2016

Youth unemployment continues to rise in the government controlled area, while it is falling in the occupied north of Cyprus; Yiannis Georgiou (pictured) gives a piano recital in Nicosia, and seminars to teach businesses about responsible reporting of CSR and sustainability.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:03am EST

Cyprus News Digest 7th October 2016

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says European foreign policy has failed; the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition trains in Iceland; the Cyprus Rally gets under way; Nicosia celebrates its medieval heritage this weekend; sustainable tourism is taking off.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:48am EST

Cyprus News Digest 30th September 2016

The commissioner for civil service reform (pictured) warns against delays in its implementation; the EU Commission Representation in Cyprus hosts a seminar on the single market; the Cyprus Rally is just a week away; the Pera festival takes place this weekend; European Day of Languages was celebrated in Nicosia this week.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:16am EST

Cyprus News Digest 23rd September 2016

The deadline to register for upcoming municipal elections is looming; Nicosia marks World Tourism Day with free entry to museums and guided tours of the city; you can become a "twitcher" for a day at Eurobirdwatch16, and Startups4peace encourage bicommunal entrepreneurship.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th September 2016

Italy launches an online campaign to dissuade migrants from risking their lives to reach Europe; a new shelter for victims of domestic violence is inaugurated in Nicosia (pictured); are women - and gender issues - largely unrepresented in the Cyprus reunification negotiations?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Cyprus News Digest 9th September 2016

MPs join demonstrators threatening a Greek Cypriot for doing business with a Turkish Cypriot as the Cyprus negotiations continue apace. We assess the progress of the talks with Fiona Mullen of Sapienta Economics (pictured); Climate Launchpad 2016 selects the Cypriot winners; Cyprus gets its own Maritime Academy.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:14am EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd September 2016

The government plans to reform and revamp the Postal Service; Italy pledges to rebuild the areas devastated by recent earthquakes; Cyprus Comic Con brings international stars to Nicosia this weekend.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 5th August 2016

We talk at length to soul singer Joss Stone, who was in Cyprus last week (photo courtesy of Emma Charalambous and Fengaros Festival); August seems to be 'music month' in Cyprus: we hear about the Windcraft Music Festival and bring you news of many other upcoming music events

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:52pm EST