Archive for September, 2011

Yesterday’s Cyprus talks

The Cyprus talks will move next week into a heightened phase during which the two leaders will discuss across the chapters, UN Secretary’s Special Representative in Cyprus Lisa Buttenheim said after the leaders’ meeting on Friday.

In a short statement …

Greek President Cyprus problem

Despite the lack of contribution on the part of the Turkish side for a comprehensive, just and viable settlement of the Cyprus problem that will be based on UN Security Council decisions and will abide by the EU principles and …

Church Frescoes come back to Cyprus

The 13th century frescoes stolen from a church in Lysi, north of the island after the 1974 Turkish invasion and kept at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas, will be repatriated early next year.

Speaking at a press conference on …

Greece Super League – Asteras allegedly bribed Olympiakos Volou

Football prosecutor Andreas Fakos has filed charges against Super League struggler Asteras Tripolis for bribing Olympiakos Volou last season, which is likely to bring about the relegation of the Peloponnesian side.

A Thessaloniki radio station revealed on Thursday that Fakos …

Two men assault 13 year old boy in Potters Bar

A TEENAGER was left with cuts and bruises after two men assaulted him in Potters Bar.

Police are appealing for witnesses and information following the incident, which happened in The Walk, near to the junction with Watkins Rise, on Saturday …

Turkish military plane seen flying over Cyprus exploration platform

According to the Politis newspaper a Turkish Military Plane was seen  flying around the platform where the Republic of Cyprus will is undertaking exploration work in the Mediterranean sea.…

Cyprus Parliament approves bail out

The plenary of the Cypriot House of Representatives approved on Thursday the expansion of the 440-billion-euro European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

The law, approved with on abstention by the Green Party MP, will raise Cyprus` guarantees to 2.063 billion euro …

Turkey says Republic of Cyprus are hampering the negotiation talks

Bagis accused the Republic of Cyprus of provocation and Ankara Anatolia news agency (28.09.11) reported from Strasbourg that Turkey’s European Union (EU) Minister and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis accused on Wednesday the “Greek Cypriot administration”, as he called the Republic …

Britain increasing speed limit on motorways to 80 mph ?

The Department of Transport is to launch a consultation on increasing the speed limit on England and Wales’ motorways from 70mph to 80mph.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said the current limit, introduced in 1965, was out of date due to …

Papandreou upset over Turkish claims

NICOSIA and Athens are playing catch-up to an all-out PR and diplomatic offensive launched by Ankara, asserting its right to foray into Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone.

The Greek government was yesterday reportedly considering issuing a demarche to Turkey in protest …