The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (news and politics)
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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Cyprus News Digest 18th December 2015

DISY leader Averof Neophytou (pictured) and former Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat say "A United Cyprus is Feasible"; we discuss the implications of the Auditor General's report and the problem of corruption in Cyprus

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:53am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 11th December 2015

The 'Renewal' project brings the people of Famagusta together through entrepreneurship, art and food (pictured); a host of varied Christmas events are coming up at the CVAR, and 2015 is the 150th anniversary of Sibelius' birth.

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

Cyprus News Digest 4th December 2015

We take an in-depth look at media freedom, especially in the European Union's Eastern Partnership countries and Russia; ask how the Paris terrorist attacks may impact our access to information; speak to historian and author Orlando Figes (pictured) about how history affects our views of modern Russia, and hear about kids' workshops bringing together children from both sides of the Green Line. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:09am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 27th November 2015

25,000 people die every year in Europe due to antimicrobial resistance: to mark European Antibiotic Awareness Day, we talk to the EU Health Commissioner and other experts about this ticking time-bomb; in the wake of the Paris attacks, Europe's Foreign Policy chief outlines a new approach to the bloc's neighbourhood policy; Amnesty International issues a new report on the failings and dangers of Europe’s response to the global refugee crisis (pictured).

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 13th November 2015

Is the EU's 'action plan' to tackle the refugee crisis enough? We talk at length to the head of the EU Commission Representation in Cyprus, George Markopouliotis (pictured); the International Organisation for Migration says migrants can make a positive contribution to host countries; the etchings of Edgar Chahine on show in Nicosia; it may be November, but A Christmas Carol will get you into the festive spirit.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Cyprus News Digest 6th November 2015

The Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism, Klaus Regling (pictured) says reform must continue; Cyprus' Finance Minister is upbeat about the future; teddy bears are teaching children to be charitable; the link between music and war; a Supreme Court judge on the advantages of mediation.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:45pm EDT