A year of political inertia

The past year hardly put a smile on anyone’s face. Struggling to recover from the Covid-aftermath, Russia invaded Ukraine just as everyone prepared for a year of recovery. Due to the lack

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Annus Horribilis for Cyprus banks

Over the last three years, Cyprus banks had struggled to deal with their past and unload non-performing loans from their balance sheets when governments were fighting the worst pandemic in a century.

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Can we trust title deeds?

I want to share with you the various complaints that we receive, which concern the extent of the described properties on the titles of plots of land and fields. Until recently, I

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Ethnic cleansing or last stand for survival?

For the last few days, 120,000 Armenian men, women, and children have been deliberately trapped by Azerbaijan in their ancestral homeland, Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Azerbaijan has blockaded them, and they are now completely

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Justice won’t be served this Christmas

For some people, this Christmas won’t be a jolly jaunt of family gatherings, gift-giving and an exercise in overindulgence. A cost of living crisis, soaring inflation and eye-watering energy bills are enough

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Energy-for-peace potential

Despite the election rhetoric about energy being a catalyst towards resolving the Cyprus problem, recent developments, especially during the past year, suggest that perhaps it is the only key to finding a

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Energy efficiency in real estate investment

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released a discussion paper on proactively managing sustainability risks, focusing on the real estate sector. The paper highlights the crucial role that real

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The folly of Cyprus politics

Liberal democracies thrive only if the parties that make up their political system abide by fundamental liberal principles. Freedom of elections is one of them. But how candidates are selected is a

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