Archive for June, 2012

Cyprus-British Bases rehearse for EU Presidency opening ceremony

Cypriot and British authorities have had a dress rehearsal on security concerns for next Thursday’s grand opening ceremony to mark the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The general rehearsal took place at the venue which will …

Spot-on Fabregas sends Spain into Euro 2012 final

Spain’s ‘Tiki Taka’ passing was off-tempo at the Donbass Arena but the holders, unable to hurt Portugalin 120 minutes of stalemate, broke their hearts in a penalty shootout to reach the final of Euro 2012 on Wednesday.

Substitute Cesc …

Cyprus’ request for financial aid from bailout mechanism accepted

Cyprus’ request for financial assistance from the EU bailout mechanism was accepted on Wednesday during a teleconference call.

The announcement was made by Finance Minister Vassos Shiarly who said that Cyprus’ request was accepted, as it was Spain’s.

In statements …

FM publishes list of all hotels in occupied northern part of Cyprus

Cyprus’ Foreign Ministry has published a list of all hotels situated in the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus in order to inform the public about their ownership status.

A press release issued here today says that the Ministry published this

Nicosia protests exploration licence by Turkey in Cyprus’ EEZ

The Cyprus government has protested to the UN the granting of exploration licences to the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) by Turkey in sea areas in the Eastern Mediterranean, some of which fall either partly or wholly within the exclusive economic …

Radio Marathon Festival of Football

It was a great day on Sunday at the Radiomarathon Centre in Turkey Street for the Festival of Football Charity day which was organised by the Marfin Laiki Bank, the Parikiaki Newspaper and Omonia Youth Football Club.

Teams were invited …

Cyprus: Fiscal consolidation package given to the parties

The government-proposed fiscal consolidation package has been sent to the political parties, Government Spokesman Stephanos Stephanou said on Wednesday.

The package, aiming at addressing a shortfall of 150-200 million euro from Cyprus` target for a 2.5% budget deficit in 2012, …

Arrest warrants asked for Ayia Napa killings

POLICE have requested arrest warrants in connection with the murder of five people in Ayia Napa on Saturday, though they haven’t released any further details in case it blights the investigation.

“It has been decided that arrest warrants should be …

Plane bound for Italy returns to Paphos

 A Ryanair jet bound for Bergamo in italy, returned to Paphos airport Tuesday afternoon after the captain was told that a child on board was being wrongfully removed by her father from Cyprus without the consent of the mother.
The …

Bale commits to Spurs

Tottenham ace Gareth Bale has penned a new contract at White Hart Lane to keep him at the club until 2016 and silence speculation over his future.

Rumours surrounding the Wales international have again been rife this summer, with Barcelona