Playing the long game

With only weeks away from the festive holiday splash, Cypriots are not in the party mood as they shy from the Black Friday ‘giveaways’ and keep their pockets zipped. There hasn’t been


President not trying to deceive in pension row

President Nikos Christodoulides is not hiding anything, said government spokesperson Constantinos Letymbiotis on Friday, after criticism over the controversial issue of multiple pensions for state officials. Earlier in the week, President Christodoulides

You’ve been taken for a ride

There seems to be a collective resignation among the public that things can’t change and the system will eventually grind you down. Politicians fill the air with promises they won’t keep or


Power of the ballot

Next June, the twin European Parliament and municipal votes will be much more than electing new mayors, councillors, or the island’s six MEPs. Apart from the ongoing reform that will result in


UN holds contacts on Pyla dispute

UN head of Mission Colin Stewart continues discussions with both sides in Cyprus to find a mutually acceptable way forward in the Pyla buffer zone row. Well-informed sources told the Cyprus News

Informal Cabinet meeting to discuss targets

An informal meeting of the Cabinet will take place on August 25 at the presidential residence in the Troodos Mountains, under President Nikos Christodoulides, during which ministries will present their objectives and

Cyprus, Greece show united front

President Nikos Christodoulides and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis dismissed Monday any suggestion that Nicosia and Athens are split over the Cyprus issue. Following a tete-a-tete at the Presidential Palace during the


Who are we, and what do we want?

There was a rather subdued feeling about this year’s Black anniversary remembrance events, with a sense of fatigue after 49 years of hurt and division. Government officials made their usual attendance of


We are not convinced

When Foreign Minister Constantinos Kombos meets UN chief Antonio Guterres to convey a message from President Christodoulides, calling for talks to resume from where they failed at Crans Montana, the Greek Cypriot

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