COVID is not over

Anxious to hastily remove all restrictions and measures, as if the coronavirus had not passed through Cyprus, officials seem to be unaware of the virus recurring in China’s commerce and wealth capital,

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There is a bigger picture

Volodimir Zelensky’s appeal to the Cyprus parliament left a bitter aftertaste with the political establishment unhappy over his failure to mention the Turkish invasion, prompting President Nicos Anastasiades to criticise the speech.

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Crisis and opportunity

The drastic changes in the Cyprus banking sector hinge on four key events during the past nine years, which should have taught the authorities and consumers alike a lesson or two. After

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We shall overcome

It’s been two years since the pandemic struck Cyprus, initially with a general sense of confusion among authorities at home and the rest of the world, as well as frustration dominating within

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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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