The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail
The Cyprus News Digest 19th February 2015

Musical theatre with the Limassol Theatre Arts School's original production of 'Frozen'; Eurobarometer 82 shows Cypriots are concerned about unemployment and the economy, but EU Commission Representation Head George Markopouliotis (pictured) says the issues are being addressed; a local NGO is offering free legal advice to asylum seekers.

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

Cyprus News Digest 12th February 2015

The European Citizen's Award goes jointly to a Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot nominated by Cyprus' MEPs including Neoklis Sylikiotis (pictured); One Billion Rising to protest violence against women; Cyprus has one of the highest rates in the world of Caesarean sections - we ask the Medical Association why.

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

Cyprus News Digest February 5th 2015

After the demise of Cyprus Airways, Cyprus' Transport Minister Marios Demetriades (pictured) admits that the state was "not efficient" running a state-owned airline; YinAlithea aims to empower women; the Cyprus National Health scheme will rely on family doctors: a new course in Nicosia offers the requisite training.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

Cyprus News Digest 29th January 2015

The UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, reports to the Security Council; we talk to Boogie Woogie ambassador Axel Zwingenberger (pictured), and hear about the Cyprus Friendship Programme.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

Cyprus News Digest 22nd January 2015

Despite falling oil and electricity prices, Cypriot consumers are seeing no reduction in retail prices; Cyprus football is reeling from match-fixing allegations that point the finger at some of the sport's top officials. We discuss the effect this is having on the game with Spyros Neophytides (pictured), Chairman of the Players' Association and a board member of FIFPro.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:56pm EDT

Cyprus News Digest January 15th 2015

Improving your communication skills can improve your life; we discuss the proposed foreclosures legislation and ask what protection is in place for primary residences.

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

Cyprus News Digest January 8th 2015

Rachel Moran (pictured) became a prostitute at the age of 15. Seven years later she turned her life around and wrote a book: ‘Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution’. She gives a chilling insight into prostitution and its consequences. The camp housing Syrians rescued from a sinking ship off the Cyprus coast last September is to close; we ask what will become of the migrants – one of whom was recently found hanged?

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:18am EDT

Cyprus News Digest January 1st 2015

Professor David Haslam (pictured), Chairman of NICE, on the need for medical guidance for GPs; putting past tragedy behind them, a Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot work for reconciliation; a photography exhibition that captures the memory of conflict; a new book looks at options for resolving the Cyprus problem. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:12am EDT

Cyprus News Digest 18th December 2014

The UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, talks exclusively to the Cyprus News Digest. Former Cyprus President George Vassiliou (pictured) speaks frankly about his life, his time in office, and the catalogue of missed opportunities to solve the Cyprus problem.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:14am EDT

Cyprus News Digest December 11th 2014

Energy questions drive global politics: we talk to Gal Luft, (pictured) co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security; Classic cars on a Christmas fundraiser; Freedom Dolls launch a Christmas single with Harri Kakloullis of Squeeze; 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT