Archive for September, 2013

Cypriot crisis as clubs chased for tax money and top league cut to 12 teams

Cypriot football has been hit by the financial tsunami which has hit the island as the Ministry of Finance is expected to file charges against clubs’ non-payment of taxes, Separately the board of the CFA Championship has decided to cut …

Turkey’s Besiktas punished for pitch invasion

Turkey‘s Besiktas were ordered to play four games behind closed doors after hundreds of fans stormed the pitch and halted the Istanbul derby against Galatasaray on Sunday.

Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic was also banned by the Turkish Football Federation …

Cypriot Dr Melissa Perry QC appointed to Australian Federal Court

Dr Melissa Anne Perry QC – who is of Greek Cypriot background – was sworn in as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia on Monday night. Dr Perry has followed in her father John’s footsteps, who was also …

Greece Thursday football round up

Thessaloniki clubs had mixed fortunes in the Greek Cup games played on Thursday for the second round, as PAOK and Iraklis scored notable home wins, but Aris lost to minor opposition away from home. All games were the first of …

Scientists are 95% certain that humans are the “dominant cause” of global warming

Leading climate scientists said on Friday they were more certain than ever before that mankind was the main culprit for global warming and warned the impact of greenhouse gas emissions would linger for centuries.

A report, by the Intergovernmental Panel …

UN SG, Barroso and Van Rompuy discuss the Cyprus problem

The Cyprus problem was among the issues discussed during a meeting between the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission Harman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso.

The meeting was held in …

Cyprus Parliament approves immovable property tax

The Cyprus House of Representatives approved on Thursday a bill on immovable property tax, a condition of a €10 billion bailout agreed last March between Cyprus and the Troika (European Commission, European Central Bank and the IMF).

The plenary approved …

Cyprus deposit outflows in August reach €1.45 billion

Deposits in Cyprus for August 2013 declined by 2.9% or €1.45 billion, figures released today by the Central Bank of Cyprus show.

This is the lowest deposit reduction rate since the March Eurogroup, which imposed a conversion of uninsured deposits …

Cyprus President meets Chinese Foreign Minister

Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades met today with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi in New York at the sidelines of the 68th UN General Assembly.

During the meeting, Anastasiades and Wang reviewed the bilateral relations of the two countries …

Speech by President Anastasides at General Assembly of the UN – Full Text

Mr. President,
Mr. Secretary–General,
Excellencies,
It is a great honour to address this august body for the first time in my capacity as President of the Republic of Cyprus.
And I wish initially to congratulate Mr. John Ashe on his …