Energy – a model for peacebuilding

The informal European Council meeting in Versailles set the foundations for the bloc’s gradual independence from external energy suppliers, starting from Russia with its stranglehold on natural gas pipelines, primarily to Germany.

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Redrawing the tourism map

Once again, we put too many eggs in one basket regarding tourism and investments, relying heavily on the Russian and Ukrainian markets because these were deemed ‘lucrative’ to some, not learning from

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No solidarity in sanctions

Sanctions are ineffective; solidarity is non-existent, and you’re on your own. This conclusion is as relevant to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to instil a pro-Kremlin regime change in Kyiv, as much as

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Soaring rents harm job market

There is a Catch-22 when seeking high-paid jobs, especially in Limassol, where exorbitant rents are a turn-off. This results in people having second thoughts when considering a career move to the fast-paced

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Learning the language

The Greek language, spoken and written, and its influence on civilisations was celebrated globally this week, primarily where a Hellenic presence is significant. It also coincided with the bicentennial of the Greek

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When the roof falls in

When a nearly dilapidated house in Aradippou collapsed earlier this week, initial reports suggested it was a minor incident and that there were no injuries. The mayor even told CyBC radio that

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EuroAsia’s long journey

Almost 10 years to the day, a packed audience in the present-day Hilton Nicosia heard for the first time how Cyprus could have a backup plan to ensure electricity supply is never

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Accountability is missing

When economies are struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, especially Cyprus, overwhelmingly relies on services, tourism and exports, hiking tariffs at the Limassol port monopoly is plain stupid. The alternative port

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EU solidarity goes both ways

When Ioannis Kasoulides took the helm at the Foreign Ministry this week, one got a sense of assurance that Cyprus foreign policy would stay on track and in line with the rest

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No room for complacency

It’s January again, like last year, people are thinking about how school classes will resume, when will restrictions be lifted for bars and restaurants, what sort of normalcy will return after two

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