The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail

Are you up to the challenge of Famelab? We meet the author of a book about Cyprus entitled Notes from the Graveyard of Diplomats; the head of UNFICYP looks ahead to 2020.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:34am EST

Mapping Cypriot DNA with the CYBiobank; President Anastasiades made some controversial choices in his cabinet reshuffle

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:17am EST

A campaign is under way to expand the island's bone marrow registry; as part of Italian Cuisine Week, a watercolour exhibition opens on ancient fruits in Italy and Cyprus including gelato tasting.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:12am EST

There are high hopes of increasing cruise traffic to Cyprus; a study is underway to improve facilities for people with traumatic brain injury, and it's pantomime time again.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am EST

Doctors from the Shriners hospitals in the USA visit Cyprus - as they have been for 38 years - to assess Cypriot children for orthopaedic treatment; and a new drug offers hope to sufferers of thalassemia

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

We meet keynote speakers from the Economist's 15th Cyprus Summit and discuss the economy, hear about sentiment in the UK after 3 years of Brexit deadlock, stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and the future for hydrocarbons in the region

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:05am EST

If we ever actually get it, what should we do with our natural gas? The University of Cyprus explores new ideas for energy in public buildings, and getting to grips with innovation in business.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:02am EST

Why are the Cypriot authorities apparently unable to curtail large-scale illegal bird trapping? Cyprus continues to score very low on gender equality; and a new book looks at how to create "conscious business".

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

Cyprus denies many third country nationals working legally in Cyprus access to their social insurance contributions; "What is Magic?" You'll get the chance to find out at the Shoe Factory next week, and 'Weeks of German Language' begin this weekend.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:18am EST

A stark message from a United Nations climate expert; and how yoga can keep you healthy and change your life. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EST

The Pharos Contemporary Music Festival kicks off; finding inner peace: we meet a banker who became a Buddhist nun; last day upset on the Cyprus Rally.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30am EST

Is Cyprus making the right decisions about hydrocarbons? The global climate strike continues with a march and events in Nicosia today.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:43am EST

Will the European Rally Championship be decided in Cyprus next weekend? 'Melusine's Island' looks at Nicosia from a different angle; Games and Politics is an interctive exhibition at the Goethe Institute, and a play opens that will delight  - and may shock - audiences.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

Two former government ministers explain why a Bizonal Bi-communal Federation is the only solution for Cyprus; an invitation to a public discussion on the natural gas issue; Italian Film Days continue this weekend.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:53am EST

The Kypria Festival offers a wealth of culture over the coming weeks, and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra prepares for outreach concerts across Cyprus.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:56am EST

Citizens are gearing up to tackle climate change by planting 800,000 trees across Cyprus. 

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

We talk to Cypriot film maker Harry Mavromichalis about his very intimate documentary on Olympia Dukakis, and we talk to the award-winning actress

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:28am EST

Cyprus lags behind in competitiveness and suffers from a skills mismatch according to the first report of the Cyprus Economy and Competitiveness Council. We discuss the issues with the council's chairman, former Finance Minister Takis Klerides.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:29am EST

As pilot 5G projects are rolled out in Cyprus, we discuss the pros and cons with the Communications Minister and an expert on children's environment and health

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EST

What happens to the money you pay retailers for plastic bags? As the collective known as the Agora project prepares to leave its space in the old town, Nicosia's Mayor pledges support to continue the idea, and we hear about the ethos behind the group who have brought life back to the heart of the capital.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:17am EST

The EU Commission's Director for climate strategy explains the plans to become climate neutral by 2050; two years on from the collapse of talks at Crans Montana, we assess the current situation as regards the island's reunification

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:07am EST

Cyprus streamlines its approach to the EU; the Foreign Ministry outlines the situation in Cyprus' EEZ; a new project helps migrants to access the jobs market, and we need to re-think our approach to energy consumption.

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

This week it's all about innovation and technology with the E.I.T. in town for an awareness day 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:52am EST

We discuss proposed amendments to the Dog law in Cyprus, and EU students who start university in England and Scotland in the 2020-21 academic year have been guaranteed the same fees and funding as home students for the whole length of their course – whatever happens with Brexit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:02am EST

As World Refugee Day approaches, we talk the UNHCR representative in Cyprus; we also hear about the opening of a new centre where refugees can meet and interact; from next week all newborn babies in Cyprus will be offered free hearing tests

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:20am EST

We look in depth at what the recent EU elections tell us about Cyprus; you can air your views on climate change at a 'cafe scientifique'; President Anastasiades hails close Cyprus-UK relations at the Queen's birthday party.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:01am EST

Prime Minister Trudeau's special envoy discusses federalism with the communities in Cyprus; Australian and Cypriot experts sign an MOU on road safety; an Italian professor brings his scientific knowledge to bear in the art world

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:28pm EST

Climate experts from the City-Zen project share ideas that could help Nicosia go carbon zero; Diplomats support Accept-LGBTI Cyprus in the run up to the annual Pride parade

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:56am EST

The EU Humanitarian Commissioner addresses the lack of education in emergencies and launches #School4All; a refugee teacher talks about education in refugee camps and, as Cyprus misses environmental targets we discuss the circular economy 

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:02am EST

We join the vigil for the murdered foreign women and find out what life is like for domestic workers in Cyprus; it's Cyprus Breakfast and Brunch Week; one of the island's premier music festivals starts this week and the annual cactus and succulent exhibition takes place on Sunday.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:14am EST

Have you registered for the National Health Service? The head of the HIO explains how to do it and where to go if you need help. We discuss the circular economy and particularities pertaining to islands.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:43am EST

Local wines shine at the 12th Cyprus Wine Competition and the Minister of Agriculture pledges support for the industry; plans are afoot to solve the traffic congestion in our towns.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:41am EST

Cyprus' Health Minister talks frankly about the implementation of the National Health scheme; author and journalist Thomas de Waal discusses Europe's de facto states and breakaway territories.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:57am EST

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is financing the green economy; innovative greenhouse technology can save fuel and water; Cyprus' Health Minister encourages private investment in the health sector, and the centenary of Bauhaus is celebrated at the Goethe Institute.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:09am EST

The Interior Minister is determined to restructure the CyBC; the Transport Minister outlines her plans for sustainable mobility; an Australian uses comedy to tackle racism and a Dutch professor talks about sustainable energy systems.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:02pm EST

Groundbreaking new research revealed at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics; and how can a holistic approach to sustainability be applied in Cyprus?

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:47am EST

Artists' copyright: a Nicosia lawyer says many visual artists are not aware that they and their heirs are entitled to a percentage of a work's resale value; Turkish Cypriots opposed to the occupation in the north of Cyprus are standing in the EU Parliamentary elections.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:57am EST

Gender equality takes centre stage this week with countless events marking International Women's Day, but it's not just about women: men - and society as a whole - can also benefit, says Cyprus' Foreign Minister.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:56am EST

The Irish embassy is expanding its programme for St Patrick's Day, and the Senior Police Adviser at UNFICYP discusses the challenges and opportunities for women in policing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:01am EST

Who owns your data when you die? In her book about women in Cyprus in the 20th century, former First Lady Androulla Vassiliou catalogues the challenges they faced as they fought for emancipation.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:49am EST

Are Cypriots finally ready to vote for reunification? The DISY chief says the President is committed to a bi-zonal bi-communal federation but Akel's leader is not so sure; GRECO assesses the island's compliance with anti-corruption measures and this weekend you can "Run for Seeds”.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:49am EST

Too many old diesel cars on #Cyprus roads are impacting air quality; EU Commissioner @GabrielMariya says EU states must work together for the digital single market; Cyprus Finance Minister @Georgiades_H urges a "digital transformation" to positively impact the Cy economy

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:56pm EST

Thousands of children in the north of Cyprus are denied a Cypriot passport and remain stateless; the European Commission's Vice-President for jobs and growth says we must promote a circular economy; Cypriot aristocrats flourished under Venetian rule.

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

We may soon have to "pay as you throw" as Cyprus struggles with efficient waste management; big prizes are up for grabs at Famelab; Indian classical music comes to Nicosia.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Are Cypriot women giving up on hopes for the island's reunification? We discuss the issue with the UN's Special Representative in Cyprus, and former first lady Androulla Vassiliou; we find out how to make sure you are cyber-secure in 2019.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:23am EST

Despite recent heavy rainfall we still need to conserve water; Women Walk and Talk as vanguards of the Cyprus peace process; three iconic Britons are showcased in British Film Days this weekend.
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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EST

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