The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (news and politics)
Cyprus News Digest 26 June 2014

Shocking figures are released by the UNHCR on World Refugee Day; the head of Cyprus' asylum services says some asylum seekers cheat the authorities; after a damning World Bank report, the Minister of Education, Costas Kadis (pictured) says reforms can be implemented; and there's some good news for people who took legal action in UK after being mis-sold mortgages and property in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:30am EST

Cyprus News Digest 19 June 2014

The head of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) talks about the agreement signed with Cyprus (pictured); we hear about an independent Cypriot film that premieres this week, and discuss the new law aimed at protecting children from sexual abuse. 

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

Cyprus News Digest 12 June 2014

Bridging the divide in Cyprus through dialogue; we talk to the chief of the RSPB's investigations unit; and hear about the Peace Dividend: a solution to the Cyprus problem could benefit the island to the tune of 20 billion euros, according to a report published last week co-authored by economist Fiona Mullen (pictured).

 

 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

Cyprus News Digest June 5th 2014

Anna Vissi supported Cyprus' first ever Gay Pride march which brought thousands out onto the streets; former British deputy Prime Minister John Prescott talks about climate change; and moves to ensure the conservation of Europe's fly-ways for migrating birds, hundreds of thousands of which are illegally trapped in Cyprus each year. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:50am EST

Cyprus News Digest May 29 2014

US Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his visit to Cyprus, thousands of Turkish Cypriot voters are disenfranchised by a fiasco at the EU elections - one of the candidates, Deniz Birinci (pictured) says the election must be re-run; we hear about 'cultivating peace, one heart at a time', and Cyprus prepares for its first ever Gay Pride march.

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

Cyprus News Digest May 22 2014

Former British Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott discusses the Ukraine crisis; Europeans go to the polls to elect the new Parliament; Cyprus-based author Paul Stewart launches his new book; Scottish actor Matthew McVarish in Cyprus on The Road to Change, raising awareness about child sexual abuse.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:53am EST

Cyprus News Digest

Turkey is ordered to pay Cyprus 90 million Euros in a landmark ECHR decision - we discuss the implications with human rights lawyer Achilleas Demetriades (pictured), who says the Cyprus government should pay the same compensation received by Greek Cypriots from Turkey to relatives of the Turkish Cypriot missing persons. Can the Cyprus Rugby team extend its record-breaking run of 22 consecutive wins? The Pharos International Chamber Music Festival kicks off next week; the UN Special Representative in Cyprus hails the Home For Co-operation in the buffer zone; 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:30am EST

Cyprus News Digest May 8 2014

This week we discuss the change in Cyprus' policy on renewable energy, talk to Hungary's Ambassador at large for Energy, Dr Anita Orban (pictured); meet Russian businessman Andrey Dashin and his wife Julia as they launch their new charitable Foundation, and hear about "Let's Disrupt Cyprus". 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:36pm EST

Cyprus News Digest May 1st 2014

Wilde Conversations in Nicosia; the Visegrad group looks at energy options in the Eastern Mediterranean; Global Entrepreneurship Week kicks off in Cyprus; the Syrian crisis and migration policy in Cyprus and Europe; photographer Achilleas Zavallis (see picture) talks about his time in Syria documenting the conflict.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:20am EST

Cyprus News Digest April 24th 2014

Making halloumi in Australia; 60 Cypriot Spiders - a new book launches next week; Ian Gillan of Deep Purple defends the band's decision to perform in the occupied north of Cyprus; Communications Minister Marios Demetriades (pictured) on the role of IT in Cyprus' economic growth. 

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