The Cyprus News Digest in collaboration with the Cyprus Mail (News and politics)
Cyprus News Digest 10th February 2017

Cyprus joins One Billion Rising against violence against women; happiness guru Brian Colbert (pictured) explains how to get the most out of life; the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) outlines plans for 2017.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_10th_February_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:44pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 3rd February 2017

The European Union reacts to U.S. President Donald Trump's travel ban; Health Minister George Pamborides (pictured) discusses the delays in implementing the National Health Service; and we talk to the governor of Europe's biggest prison for sex offenders

 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_3rd_February_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:44am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th January 2017

Cyprus joins the global campaign demanding respect for fundamental Human Rights that marks Donald Trump's inauguration as US President; exciting new discoveries have been made by archaeologists in Kouklia, one of Paphos' ancient city states; and Paphos prepares for its own inauguration - as 2017 European Capital of Culture.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_20th_January_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 13th January 2017

As a week of reunification negotiations comes to an end in Geneva we hear citizens' hopes and fears, talk to a journalist who has followed the Cyprus issue for years and hear from a Professor of History and Politics about what, possibly, could come next.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_13th_January_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 6th January 2017

The UN Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security: women the world over have the same desires; as Cypriot leaders head for talks in Switzerland, citizens are mobilising to encourage them to reach a solution; the EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport (pictured) holds a citizens dialogue in Nicosia.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_6th_January_2017.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:05am EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th December 2016

Bicommunal internships aim to help unemployed Cypriot graduates; technology disrupting the financial sector; a new book on the wildlife of Cyprus (pictured).

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_16th_December_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:19am EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd December 2016

Can Cyprus learn from the return their homes of internally displaced Bosnians? We talk to anthropologist Tone Bringa (pictured) who documented the Bosnian war and and its aftermath; EU funding is helping small businesses; innovative solutions in bone therapeutics; and a simple blood test can detect pancreatic cancer.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_2nd_December_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:26am EST

Cyprus News Digest 25th November 2016

We discuss prospects for Cyprus' reunification following the failure of negotiations in Switzerland; hear about the COSME programme that fosters the competitiveness of Europe's small and medium sized enterprises, and talk to a Bulgarian banker who is successfully implementing the COSME programme.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_25th_November_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:38am EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th November 2016

Authentic Italian cuisine comes to Cyprus; we talk at length to the Head of the Asylum Service (pictured) about processing asylum applications and the problems at Kofinou reception centre.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_November_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:40am EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th November 2016

The importance of including women in the peace process - we speak to the EEAS Principal Advisor on gender (pictured); an example of bi-communal cooperation as the restored Apostolos Andreas monastery is inaugurated; a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment at the upgraded breast clinic in Nicosia; and we meet a singer/songwriter who has just released her first album.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_November_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:19am EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th November 2016

German language month kicks off; men are invited to grow a moustache for 'Movember' (pictured) and the UK Education Fair is coming up - with good news for students who want to study in the UK.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_4th_November_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:43am EST

Cyprus News Digest 28th October 2016

The Naked Truth about Aphrodite - revealed in an erotic comic book (pictured); an end is in sight for the revamp of central Nicosia; your last chance to see a unique exhibition of historic Cypriot bridal gowns; Showstoppers arrive in Cyprus.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_28th_October_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:37am EST

Cyprus News Digest 21st October 2016

As municipalities and animal charities team up to address the problem of feral cats, we talk to Nicosia's Mayor (pictured); the Cyprus Shipping Chamber celebrates International Maritime Week, and we get a glimpse of life in medieval Cyprus.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_21st_October_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:34am EST

Cyprus News Digest 14th October 2016

Youth unemployment continues to rise in the government controlled area, while it is falling in the occupied north of Cyprus; Yiannis Georgiou (pictured) gives a piano recital in Nicosia, and seminars to teach businesses about responsible reporting of CSR and sustainability.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_14th_October_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:03am EST

Cyprus News Digest 7th October 2016

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides says European foreign policy has failed; the Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition trains in Iceland; the Cyprus Rally gets under way; Nicosia celebrates its medieval heritage this weekend; sustainable tourism is taking off.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_7th_October_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:48am EST

Cyprus News Digest 30th September 2016

The commissioner for civil service reform (pictured) warns against delays in its implementation; the EU Commission Representation in Cyprus hosts a seminar on the single market; the Cyprus Rally is just a week away; the Pera festival takes place this weekend; European Day of Languages was celebrated in Nicosia this week.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_30th_September_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:16am EST

Cyprus News Digest 23rd September 2016

The deadline to register for upcoming municipal elections is looming; Nicosia marks World Tourism Day with free entry to museums and guided tours of the city; you can become a "twitcher" for a day at Eurobirdwatch16, and Startups4peace encourage bicommunal entrepreneurship.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_23rd_September_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:40pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th September 2016

Italy launches an online campaign to dissuade migrants from risking their lives to reach Europe; a new shelter for victims of domestic violence is inaugurated in Nicosia (pictured); are women - and gender issues - largely unrepresented in the Cyprus reunification negotiations?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_16th_September_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:56am EST

Cyprus News Digest 9th September 2016

MPs join demonstrators threatening a Greek Cypriot for doing business with a Turkish Cypriot as the Cyprus negotiations continue apace. We assess the progress of the talks with Fiona Mullen of Sapienta Economics (pictured); Climate Launchpad 2016 selects the Cypriot winners; Cyprus gets its own Maritime Academy.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_9th_September_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:14am EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd September 2016

The government plans to reform and revamp the Postal Service; Italy pledges to rebuild the areas devastated by recent earthquakes; Cyprus Comic Con brings international stars to Nicosia this weekend.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_2nd_Sept_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 5th August 2016

We talk at length to soul singer Joss Stone, who was in Cyprus last week (photo courtesy of Emma Charalambous and Fengaros Festival); August seems to be 'music month' in Cyprus: we hear about the Windcraft Music Festival and bring you news of many other upcoming music events

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_5th_August_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 29th July 2016

Award winning author and business advisor Tania Ellis on social business strategies; Aboriginal dance group Djuki Mala wows Cyprus; Joss Stone headlines at the Fengaros Festival this weekend.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_29th_July_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:22am EST

Cyprus News Digest 22nd July 2016

MP Marios Mavrides (pictured) discusses yet another taxpayer bailout for a semi-government organisation pension fund; in a record-breaking year for tourism we talk to the chief of the Hotel Association about the good - and not so good - practices that impact the desirability of Cyprus as a destination.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_22nd_July_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:27am EST

Cyprus News Digest 15th July 2016

The benefits of CSR in building profits; Parliament mulls changes to the law on dogs; swimmers should be on their guard following an influx of lion fish (pictured) to Cypriot waters.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_15th_July_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 8th July 2016

More drownings prompt calls for a change to the way Cyprus lifeguards operate; Slovakia assumes the Presidency of the European Council at a tumultuous time; the British Council releases a report on 'The Morning After' the Brexit; Porsche takes to the streets.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_8th_July_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:16am EST

Cyprus News Digest 1st July 2016

The forestry department outlines its plans for the regeneration of the areas devastated by the recent forest fires; yoga teachers islandwide are doing their bit to help; the BBC World Service engages both communities in Cyprus with 'World Questions' - streamed live from the Buffer Zone.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_1st_July_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:17am EST

Cyprus News Digest 24th June 2016

Can Cyprus learn from the Polish-German Neighbourhood and Friendship Treaty? A jazz workshop for all ages; the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is facilitating green investments in Cyprus

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_24th_June_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 17th June 2016

The multiple paths to reconciliation; a new book (pictured) aims to help children deal with cancer; social enterprises are being promoted by the EU Commission.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_17th_June_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:21am EST

Cyprus News Digest 10th June 2016

Cyprus Transport Minister (pictured) says buses are to get a smart upgrade; events to mark World Refugee Day; a Syrian refugee's story; Innovation Night brings together the cultural and tech sectors

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_10th_June_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:25am EST

Cyprus News Digest 3rd June 2016

The Women's Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition: a Cypriot woman who walked to the South Pole (pictured) gets ready for next year's adventure at the top of the world; International Children's Day; archaeologist Pamela Gaber talks about 40 years of excavations at Idalion. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_3rd_June_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:55am EST

Cyprus News Digest 27th May 2016

The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute finds a novel solution to expand its library; and we continue our conversation with Israeli-born musician, author and philosopher Gilad Atzmon.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_27th_May_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:37am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th May 2016

We discuss the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with Fatah's Foreign Commissioner Nabeel Shaath and Israeli-born musician and author Gilad Atzmon (pictured)

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_20th_May_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 13th May 2016

The Palestine National Authority's former Minister of Information, Nabeel Shaath (pictured) talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and his official visit to Cyprus; the 16th Pharos International Chamber Music Festival starts next week; Greek artist Klaudios on his 'Dialogues with Picasso' in Nicosia.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_13th_May_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:34am EST

Cyprus News Digest 29th April 2016

Europe Day celebrations move to Limassol; singer Tony Christie (pictured) chats about his first concert appearance in Cyprus in May; Transport Minister Marios Demetriades discusses the privatisation of Limassol port

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_29th_April_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:06pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 22nd April 2016

Former MP Dinos Lordos (pictured) discusses the antics of Cypriot lawmakers prior to the dissolution of Parliament for the upcoming elections; we hear about a Street Quest in old Nicosia, and the EU Commission questions Google's breach of antitrust rules. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_22nd_April_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:07pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 15th April 2016

Parliament passes the bill on cremation, but there's still a long way to go before it's a real option according to Efi Xanthou, Vice-President of the Cyprus Green Party (pictured); the wondrous world of birds; what do young Cypriots think about the reunification of Cyprus?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_15th_April_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:50am EST

Cyprus News Digest 1st April 2016

A Cyprus solution is possible before year's end, according to the UN's Special Advisor on Cyprus (pictured); Larnaca airport closes during a hijacking stand-off; British hostages are among the last to be freed; and a local rally ace promotes road safety for young drivers.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_1st_April_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:18pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 25th March 2016

A new app helps you find people in your area with shared interests; the European Investment Bank supporting strategic investments, and we hear about the Investment Plan for Europe; A Bio Bank at the University of Cyprus offers researchers a valuable tool.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_25th_March_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:41pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th March 2016

More people around the world die from contaminated water than from violence and wars put together - we speak to the inventor of a simple device that could change that (pictured); academics gather on Othello's island; it's 400 years since he died, but Shakespeare Lives in 2016, and techies team up with artists for a Culture shift.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_March_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:56pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th March 2016

Greek and Turkish Cypriots unite to condemn the torching of Denia mosque; endangered griffon vultures are found dead; Professor Constantinos Deltas (pictured) says Cypriots suffering from a rare kidney disease may be the first to take part in clinical trials for a promising new drug

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_March_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:08am EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th March 2016

Women's Film Week expands to Larnaca and Famagusta; Climate Launchpad encourages clean tech startups; we look in depth at the 'black gold' of Cyprus with Professor Antonis Kakas (pictured). 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_4th_March_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:23pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 19th February 2016

The International Education and Career Fair outlines opportunities for students; the 2016 Rally Championship gets under way this weekend; can Cyprus learn best practice from Ireland in the restoration of old landfill sites?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_19th_February_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:09pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 12th February 2016

Religious leaders urge politicians to push ahead with reunification talks; Cypriot scientists research to enhance the use of photovoltaics; children get a hands-on experience of "Energies for a Sustainable World" (pictured) and One Woman At A Time expands its self help toolbox into Greek.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_12th_February_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:53am EST

Cyprus News Digest 5th February 2016

The European Business Awards recognise Cypriot entrepreneurs; as Britain prepares for a referendum on the 'Brexit', the British High Commissioner (pictured) urges ex-pats to register to vote; creative writing courses are coming up in Nicosia.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_5th_February_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:27am EST

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)

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_29_January_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:07pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_22nd_January_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:12pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_15th_Jan_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:03am EST

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

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_8th_January_2016.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EST

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

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_December_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:53am EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_Dec_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:57am EST

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. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_4th_December_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:09am EST

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).

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_27th_November_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:41am EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_13th_November_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:36pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_6th_November_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:45pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 30th October 2015

The UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus addresses a bi-communal gathering on United Nations Day; the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (pictured) talks about escalating violence in Israel and Palestine; it's 15 years since the UN adopted Resolution 1325; mediation could cut the backlog of cases at Cyprus' courts.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_30th_October_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:47pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 23rd October 2015

The impact of ISIS on Middle East politics; stop the squeeze-out: a campaign to make orange juice "fair"; access to healthcare in the UK for expatriates; Cyprus' European Citizens of the Year (pictured), and exploring sovereignty in areas of conflict.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_23rd_October_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:50pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th October 2015

Our right to privacy is being redefined by 'the war on terror' says Professor Victoria Bernal (pictured); Italian Culture Month gets under way; using creative innovation and culture to explore new commercial opportunities in Cyprus.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_16th_October_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:22am EST

Cyprus News Digest 9th October 2015

The International Short Film Festival promises exciting viewing; the policing of human trafficking; paralympic gold medal cyclist Simon Richardson (pictured) visits Cyprus to encourage cycling safety

Direct download: cyprus_news_digest_9th_october_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd October 2015

800 years after it was signed by an unwilling King John, the Magna Carta is still considered to be an important document. Desmond Browne QC (pictured) spoke about its significance at the British High Commission in Nicosia this week; we talk to two of the keynote speakers at a conference on 'Best Practices in Combatting Human Trafficking'; and the 7th International Pharos Contemporary Music Festival kicks off.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_2nd_October_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Cyprus News Digest 25th September 2015

This year's Cyprus Rally is the fastest in its 44 year history; the Polish Lotos Rally Team are eyeing the European Rally Championship; the United Nations "International Day of Peace" is marked with a candle lighting ceremony in the buffer zone (pictured) 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_25_Sept_2015b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th September 2015

Motor sport fans are gearing up for the Cyprus Rally; people across the island are mobilising to support Syrian refugees (pictured); how well do you look after your heart?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_September_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:14am EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th September 2015

Cypriot leaders Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Ackinci (pictured) talk about their joint vision for the reunification of Cyprus; coping with refugees and their integration into the community; a bi-communal Europe Direct office opens in the buffer zone; two artists present an alternative 'Vision of Nicosia'.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_Sept_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th September 2015

The President honours a long-serving member of the Overseas Cypriots (pictured), the UN clears mines from the buffer zone, and the Kypria International Festival brings us a feast of culture.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_4th_Sept_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:03am EST

Cyprus News Digest 14th August 2015

As Cyprus marks the anniversary of the second wave of the Turkish invasion in 1974, a British film documenting the displacement of villagers from Phlamoudhi will be shown on television - we talk to those involved (pictured); the Fatherhood Initiative aims to get Cypriot fathers more involved in their children's upbringing.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_14th_August_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 30th July 2015

The EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini (pictured) consults civil society in Cyprus; three teams are selected for the European finals of Climate Launchpad; will the people of Famagusta soon be able to return? There are some improvements in Cyprus' record on human trafficking - but there's still a long way to go.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_30th_July_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:09am EST

Cyprus News Digest 23rd July 2015

All bus rides in Cyprus will be free of charge on July 24th 2015; we discuss energy issues and options with Sir Michael Leigh (pictured), an expert from the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) who has been briefing Cyprus government officials on new policy papers.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_23rd_July_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:27pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 16th July 2015

British experts are back in Cyprus to help with public sector reforms; MPs at Westminster met recently to discuss progress on the Cyprus issue; the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide (pictured) is upbeat about the Cyprus negotiations, telling a Nicosia audience "this is for real".

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_16th_July_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:11am EST

Cyprus News Digest 9th July 2015

Cyprus' former Finance Minister Michalis Sarris (pictured) discusses the Greek crisis; we hear about a series of public debates on issues that are not often discussed; AIPFE Cyprus sets out its action plan.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_9th_July_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 8:35am EST

Cyprus News Digest 2nd July 2015

Israel hijacks a boat on the high seas: we talk to one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement (pictured); should a different methodology be adopted for the Cyprus settlement negotiations? Animal rights activists demonstrate outside the Presidential Palace.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_2nd_July_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:51am EST

Cyprus News Digest 25th June 2015

Deputy Minister to the President, Constantinos Petrides (pictured), says there's an urgent need for reform of the Civil Service, and his measures should be passed by Parliament before the summer recess; the Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, George Lakkotrypis, says things are getting better for Cyprus businesses; Irish experts share their best practices on entrepreneurship; you can broaden your horizons with a MOOC.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_25th_June_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:31pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 18th June 2015

We discuss a conference on Trafficking in Women for Labour Exploitation in Domestic Work with three of the keynote speakers; hear about the International Lady Margaret Cavendish Conference from Professor Jim Fitzmaurice (pictured), and upcoming events - including a call for your videos by France's Arte TV. 

 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_18th_June_2015_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:57pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 11th June 2015

'Bloomsday' will be celebrated with a night of Irish Literature in Nicosia; the Institute for the Environment and Sustainable Development urges us to "Say No to plastic bags"; the bi-communal Technical Committee for Cultural Heritage is preparing for the ceremony to mark the restoration of Othello's Tower in Famagusta (pictured)

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_June_11th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 4th June 2015

Solar-powered cars take to the streets of Nicosia; environmental NGO's campaign against government proposals to legalise bird trapping (pictured); the UN and EU express "hope" for a Cyprus settlement; the Ecofestival celebrates natural products.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_June_4th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:51am EST

Cyprus News Digest 28th May 2015

We discuss EU development goals for the Middle East and North Africa, and talk to Professor Farid Mirbagheri (pictured) about the political dynamics of the region; an exhibition to mark International Biodiversity Day; the Cyprus Contemporary Dance Festival.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_28th_May_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:00am EST

Cyprus News Digest 21st May 2015

After almost 2 years, a Turkish Cypriot couple (pictured) are still waiting for the case brought against them for flying a Republic of Cyprus flag outside their shop in Famagusta to be heard in court; the Pharos International Chamber Music Festival gets under way with world-renowned musicians performing in unique settings; historic cars take to the roads 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_May_21st_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:56pm EST

Cyprus News Digest May 14th 2015

We meet Cyprus' Eurovision hopeful John Karayiannis (pictured) and the composer of his song; European NGOs call on citizens to sign their 'Nature Alert'; the GSP stadium complex hopes to attract foreign athletes to train in Cyprus.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_14th_May_2015_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:54am EST

Cyprus News Digest 7th May 2015

A popular movement hopes to open a crossing between Dherynia and Famagusta; Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) was the topic of discussion at the University of Nicosia this week, sponsored by the Spanish embassy. It follwed a screening of the Bref documentary by Christina Pitouli (pictured) 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_May_7th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:33pm EST

Cyprus News Digest April 30th 2015

The European Parliament is clamping down on the use of plastic bags - we talk to Rapporteur Margrete Auken (pictured); Cypriot MEP Takis Hadjigeorgiou talks about his work, and his desire for a Cyprus settlement.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_April_30th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:23am EST

Cyprus News Digest 23rd April 2015

Opito launches in Cyprus for best practice in the oil and gas industry, we talk to their Chief Executive David Doig (pictured); and art is blossoming in Limassol.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_April_23rd_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:23am EST

Cyprus News Digest 9th April 2015

The UN expects Cyprus negotiations to restart soon; will cuts in pharmaceutical prices lead to some medicines becoming unavailable in Cyprus?  Quentin Cooper (pictured) talks about the fascination of science, and FameLab.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_9th_April_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:16am EST

Cyprus News Digest 27th March 2015

Where do you keep yours? That's a question being asked by the British Foreign Office; humanitarian organisations slam the UN over Syria; a man before his time: Sir Walter Sendall's time as Governor of Cyprus is documented in a new book (pictured)

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_26th_March_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 6:05pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 19th March 2015

Nicosia's Town Hall gets "greened" for St Patrick's day; 21st March is World Down's Syndrome Day; the intriguing story of Shakespeare's backstabbing 'supporters' - we talk to Chris Laoutaris (pictured) about his book 'Shakespeare and the Countess'. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_20th_March_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:11pm EST

Cyprus News Digest March 12th 2015

The tragic life of Cyprus' last queen, Katerina Cornaro, brought to life; working towards better security for tourists: Peter Castleton (pictured) from Brighton and Hove on the UK's south coast shares best practice; more scandals are brewing in the banking sector.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_March_12th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 5th March 2015

A new survey suggests that Greek and Turkish Cypriots are moving further apart; Cyprus ranked 22nd out of 28 countries in the EU digital index; Mario Draghi (pictured), President of the European Central Bank, announced that interest rates would remain unchanged after the ECB Governing Council held its meeting in Nicosia. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_March_5th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 26th February 2015

Do you know your consumer rights as a European citizen? An award for engineering excellence; victims of human trafficking in Cyprus are being left destitute by inadequate government agencies: we discuss the problems with Doros Polykarpou (pictured) of KISA (Action for Equality, Support, Anti-racism).

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_26th_February_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_19th_February_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 10:55am EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_Frbruary_12th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:43am EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_February_5th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_January_29th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_22nd_January_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:56pm EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_January_15th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

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?

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_January_8th_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 9:18am EST

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. 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_January_1st_2015.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 5:12am EST

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.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_December_18th_2014_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 7:14am EST

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; 

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_11th_December_2014_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

Cyprus News Digest December 4th 2014

The U.N. Secretary General's Special Advisor on Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide (pictured), talks at length about the Cyprus issue, Europe and regional conflicts. Nicosia prepares for the 2nd Chocolate Festival; and it's pantomime time.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_4th_December_2014_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:05pm EST

Cyprus News Digest 27th November 2014

The 11th Cyprus Entrepreneurship competition; we talk to Henri Malosse (pictured), the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), and hear from a lawyer who is risking jail and disbarment by undertaking civil disobedience.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_November_27th_2014_16b.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 11:15am EST

Cyprus News Digest 20th November 2014

British High Commissioner Ric Todd (pictured) talks about his hopes for his Cyprus tenure; Psychiatrist Dr Brenda Davies returns for a series of workshops; a lecture on the history of Nicosia airfield: from landing ground to international airport.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_November_20th_2014_16_bit.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 4:30pm EST

Cyprus News Digest November 13th 2014

Proposed reforms for local government miss vital issues; Nicosia's Mayor (pictured) denies mismanagement of the revamp of the city centre; a Pop-Up Festival aims to breathe life back into the dying central shopping area of the capital, and local authorities face allegations of 'irregularities'.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_November_13th_2014_16_bit.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 2:48pm EST

Cyprus News Digest November 6th 2014

Party leaders address the 10th Cyprus Summit organised by The Economist; Cyprus' Finance Minister says we must stay on the path of reform and avoid populism; Major General Kristin Lund (pictured) becomes the United Nations’ first ever female Force Commander.

Direct download: Cyprus_News_Digest_November_6th_2014.mp3
Category:News and politics -- posted at: 3:42am EST