Archive for June, 2012

US Asst Sec to visit Cyprus to regards negotiations

 US Assistant Secretary on European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon will pay a visit to Cyprus on July 12 and 13.
Diplomatic sources say Gordon’s discussions with Cyprus government officials will focus on issues regarding its EU Council Presidency, which …

Bank of Cyprus UK operations transferred

THE Bank of Cyprus announced yesterday that its UK operations had been transferred to a local subsidiary as of June 25.

“The transfer of the banking business carried out by its UK branch (Bank of Cyprus UK) to a banking …

Ministers to order Libor bank rate review

An independent review of the workings of the Libor inter-bank lending rate has been announced by the government in the wake of the Barclays fine.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for a public inquiry into the customs and practices …

Turkish Cypriots Set Terms for Future Talks

Halted reunification talks between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots can only be resumed with the introduction of a deadline for negotiations and lifting the embargos imposed on Turkish Cyprus, the Turkish Cypriot leader has said, just a day before Greek …

Platini floats idea of multi-country Euro 2020

The 2020 European Championship could be spread across 12 or 13 cities around Europe, rather than being staged in just one or two countries, UEFA president Michel Platini said on Saturday.

“The Euros in 2020 could be held all over …

Nick Clegg and his Cypriot friend

 Given the number of Conservative MPs who oppose Nick Clegg’s plans for the House of Lords, does anyone really believe that in 2015 we will be going to the polls to elect the first batch of senators?

Lord Williamson of

Cypriots protest in Athens against Turkeys far right leader

Police in Thessaloniki made limited use of tear gas on Thursday when groups of Cypriot students and supporters of the neo-Nazi Chrysi Avgi (Golden Dawn) party gathered to protest outside the Turkish Consulate during a visit by the leader of …

Marcos v Andy Murray today at Wimbledon

The highlight of middle Saturday at Wimbledon will be Andy Murray’s meeting with Marcos Baghdatis for a place in the last 16.

Andy Murray column

“With guys like Marcos Baghdatis, Milos Raonic, Juan Martin del Potro and David Ferrer still

Christofias-Merkel hold meeting in Brussels

President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias held Friday a tete- a -tete meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The meeting, which was held upon a request by the German Chancellor, took place before the commencement of the deliberations …

Fans to buy Panathinaikos

Panathinaiki Alliance 2012, the fan group that aims to acquire the majority stake in Panathinaikos soccer club currently held by the Vardinoyiannis family, received approval for its planned move by the professional sports regulator on Friday, effectively confirming a historic …