Archive for August, 2011

FOREIGN LEADERS – CYPRUS SOLUTION – SUPPORT

President of the Greek Republic, Karolos Papoulias, Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou and German Chancellor, Angela Merkel reaffirmed their support to the efforts for a solution to the Cyprus problem.

According to a press statement issued here today, Papoulias, Papandreou …

Agreement with occupied area of Cyprus – Power Supply

A new agreement on power supply from the northern Turkish occupied areas of Cyprus to the southern government controlled part of the country is expected to be concluded next Monday, providing for the mediation of a private individual who will …

Cyprus FM – International conference Libya

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Erato Kozakou Markoullis will be representing Cyprus at the international conference on Libya, to take place in Paris on September 1, at the initiative of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and British Prime Minister David Cameron.…

CYPRUS PEACE TALKS – CONTINUATION

President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu will be holding a new meeting on Friday, in the context of direct talks to solve the Cyprus problem, and will be continuing discussions on the …

FORMER MINISTER – TESTIMONY – COMMISSION OF INQUIRY

Public hearings before a Commission of Inquiry into the circumstances that have led to last month’s massive munitions explosion, at a naval base, continue with key witnesses giving their testimony on the matter. On Tuesday, former Minister of Foreign Affairs …

Drivers penalty points’ cheating

An estimated 300,000 drivers may have accepted penalty points on behalf of someone else in the past decade, a survey has suggested.

 The research also found that one in 20 drivers would be willing to take on points for a …

Erdogan stated that Turkey is dissatisfied with the EU

Turkish daily Today’s Zaman (29.08.11) reported that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan chided the European Union “for holding a bias” against Turkey in its evaluations, but stated that the country would still push on with the reforms for the welfare …

Sir Stelios row with Easy Jet

Here’s a novelty at the height of summer: an early departure from a budget airline.

Let me explain. I’ve learnt that the director targeted by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou as part of his row with EasyJet is poised to step down …

UN in Cyprus not allowing the 2 communities celebrate peace day

The International Peace Day will reportedly not be celebrated in the buffer zone by the two communities

According to Turkish Cypriot daily Afrika (30.08.11), United Nations’ officials in Cyprus have not permitted to the two communities of the island to …

9 yr old Cypriot girl in Cockfosters wins major design contest

A COCKFOSTERS pupil has won a national competition to design the ideal school PE kit.

Nathalia Socratous, seven, from Trent Church of England Primary School, in Church Way, Chalk Lane, beat hundreds of hopefuls to win the Nivea Sun contest.…