The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail
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

Cyprus News Digest 29th July 2016

Award winning author and business advisor Tania Ellis on social business strategies; Aboriginal dance group Djuki Mala wows Cyprus; Joss Stone headlines at the Fengaros Festival this weekend.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Cyprus News Digest 22nd July 2016

MP Marios Mavrides (pictured) discusses yet another taxpayer bailout for a semi-government organisation pension fund; in a record-breaking year for tourism we talk to the chief of the Hotel Association about the good - and not so good - practices that impact the desirability of Cyprus as a destination.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:27am EST

Cyprus News Digest 15th July 2016

The benefits of CSR in building profits; Parliament mulls changes to the law on dogs; swimmers should be on their guard following an influx of lion fish (pictured) to Cypriot waters.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 8th July 2016

More drownings prompt calls for a change to the way Cyprus lifeguards operate; Slovakia assumes the Presidency of the European Council at a tumultuous time; the British Council releases a report on 'The Morning After' the Brexit; Porsche takes to the streets.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Cyprus News Digest 1st July 2016

The forestry department outlines its plans for the regeneration of the areas devastated by the recent forest fires; yoga teachers islandwide are doing their bit to help; the BBC World Service engages both communities in Cyprus with 'World Questions' - streamed live from the Buffer Zone.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:17am EST

Cyprus News Digest 24th June 2016

Can Cyprus learn from the Polish-German Neighbourhood and Friendship Treaty? A jazz workshop for all ages; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is facilitating green investments in Cyprus

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 17th June 2016

The multiple paths to reconciliation; a new book (pictured) aims to help children deal with cancer; social enterprises are being promoted by the EU Commission.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:21am EST

Cyprus News Digest 10th June 2016

Cyprus Transport Minister (pictured) says buses are to get a smart upgrade; events to mark World Refugee Day; a Syrian refugee's story; Innovation Night brings together the cultural and tech sectors

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:25am EST

Cyprus News Digest 3rd June 2016

The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition: a Cypriot woman who walked to the South Pole (pictured) gets ready for next year's adventure at the top of the world; International Children's Day; archaeologist Pamela Gaber talks about 40 years of excavations at Idalion. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:55am EST

Cyprus News Digest 27th May 2016

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute finds a novel solution to expand its library; and we continue our conversation with Israeli-born musician, author and philosopher Gilad Atzmon.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th May 2016

We discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with Fatah's Foreign Commissioner Nabeel Shaath and Israeli-born musician and author Gilad Atzmon (pictured)

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 13th May 2016

The Palestine National Authority's former Minister of Information, Nabeel Shaath (pictured) talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his official visit to Cyprus; the 16th Pharos International Chamber Music Festival starts next week; Greek artist Klaudios on his 'Dialogues with Picasso' in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Cyprus News Digest 29th April 2016

Europe Day celebrations move to Limassol; singer Tony Christie (pictured) chats about his first concert appearance in Cyprus in May; Transport Minister Marios Demetriades discusses the privatisation of Limassol port

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 22nd April 2016

Former MP Dinos Lordos (pictured) discusses the antics of Cypriot lawmakers prior to the dissolution of Parliament for the upcoming elections; we hear about a Street Quest in old Nicosia, and the EU Commission questions Google's breach of antitrust rules. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 15th April 2016

Parliament passes the bill on cremation, but there's still a long way to go before it's a real option according to Efi Xanthou, Vice-President of the Cyprus Green Party (pictured); the wondrous world of birds; what do young Cypriots think about the reunification of Cyprus?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:50am EST

Cyprus News Digest 1st April 2016

A Cyprus solution is possible before year's end, according to the UN's Special Advisor on Cyprus (pictured); Larnaca airport closes during a hijacking stand-off; British hostages are among the last to be freed; and a local rally ace promotes road safety for young drivers.

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

Cyprus News Digest 25th March 2016

A new app helps you find people in your area with shared interests; the European Investment Bank supporting strategic investments, and we hear about the Investment Plan for Europe; A Bio Bank at the University of Cyprus offers researchers a valuable tool.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th March 2016

More people around the world die from contaminated water than from violence and wars put together - we speak to the inventor of a simple device that could change that (pictured); academics gather on Othello's island; it's 400 years since he died, but Shakespeare Lives in 2016, and techies team up with artists for a Culture shift.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th March 2016

Greek and Turkish Cypriots unite to condemn the torching of Denia mosque; endangered griffon vultures are found dead; Professor Constantinos Deltas (pictured) says Cypriots suffering from a rare kidney disease may be the first to take part in clinical trials for a promising new drug

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th March 2016

Women's Film Week expands to Larnaca and Famagusta; Climate Launchpad encourages clean tech startups; we look in depth at the 'black gold' of Cyprus with Professor Antonis Kakas (pictured). 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 19th February 2016

The International Education and Career Fair outlines opportunities for students; the 2016 Rally Championship gets under way this weekend; can Cyprus learn best practice from Ireland in the restoration of old landfill sites?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 12th February 2016

Religious leaders urge politicians to push ahead with reunification talks; Cypriot scientists research to enhance the use of photovoltaics; children get a hands-on experience of "Energies for a Sustainable World" (pictured) and One Woman At A Time expands its self help toolbox into Greek.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:53am EST

Cyprus News Digest 5th February 2016

The European Business Awards recognise Cypriot entrepreneurs; as Britain prepares for a referendum on the 'Brexit', the British High Commissioner (pictured) urges ex-pats to register to vote; creative writing courses are coming up in Nicosia.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:27am EST

Cyprus News Digest 29th January 2016

We hear about the Anglican community in Cyprus; how Lexus is continuing to grow market share in these challenging times for motor manufacturers; and take a look at wine-making in Cyprus with Marcos Zambartas  (pictured)

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 22nd January 2016

Cypriot MEPs share their thoughts on 2015, their hopes for 2016 - and accuse their peers of hypocrisy; the Dutch take over the EU Presidency - and come up with some novel ideas; with the introduction of the EPC, some professionals will now find it easier to work in other EU member states.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 15th January 2016

Cyprus' Health Minister discusses the overuse of antibiotics; the EU Vice-President for Energy Union, Maroš Šefčovič, on his 'Energy Union' tour to Cyprus; a rare black flamingo (pictured) joins thousands of flamingos wintering on Cyprus' wetlands.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:03am EST

Cyprus News Digest 8th January 2016

Citizens demonstrate against controversial government proposals for land exemptions in the proposed Akamas National Park; we talk at length to the Minister of Health (pictured) about the delay in introducing the National Health Service

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

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