The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail
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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

Cyprus News Digest 17 April 2014

Viennese music at the Presidential Palace raises funds for handicapped children; Crimestoppers return to Cyprus looking for 11 fugitives from Gritish justice; the Scientific and Technical Chamber (ETEK) warns that there are safety issues at the Tsirion Stadium in Limassol; and for the first time in 57 years, an orthodox Easter service will be held on Good Friday at Ayios Georgios Eksorinos church in Famagusta. Famagusta mayor Alexis Galanos (pictured) says it gives a message of hope.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:43am EDT

Cyprus News Digest April 10th 2014

The role of civil society in the peace process; the inauguration of Nicosia's new Waste Water Treatment Plant by EU Commissioner Stefan Fule, and Amnesty International exposes "a long-standing culture of impunity, entrenched racism and endemic violence" in the Greek police. 

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:29am EDT

Cyprus News Digest

Let's Do It Cyprus plans to clean up the island; could the apathy of European voters change the demographic of the European Parliament? Women take action to defend the right to abortion in Europe - we speak to the President of the European Women's Lobby Viviane Teitelbaum (pictured); The UN Special Advisor on Cyprus, Alexander Downer, shares some thoughts on the Cyprus problem.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:56am EDT

Cyprus News Digest

The deadline for registration for the Euro elections is April 2nd; the International Dean of the Cyprus International Institute of Management on nationalised industries and the burden of austerity; once again Amnesty International condemns the way Cyprus treats migrants; UN Special Advisor Alexander Downer (pictured) prepares to leave Cyprus; Prince Charles wades in on the issue of illegal bird-trapping in Cyprus.

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Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:06am EDT