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Anastasiades says he remains committed to a federal solution - Cyprus Mail

Anastasiades says he remains committed to a federal solution - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

President Nicos Anastasiades said that despite time is of the essence, he would not blindly accept what is being dictated to him just because the prospect of refugees getting back their property diminishes over time. In an interview to daily Politis published on Sunday, Anastasiades reiterated that without the July 4 document containing clarifications on …
Cyprus Mail, 18 hours ago

Predicted: Politics

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Maronite language gets written for the first time - Cyprus Mail

Maronite language gets written for the first time - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The Sanna language, spoken by only 800 people from the island’s Maronite community, has received a writing system in an effort to preserve the language considered to be severely endangered by Unesco. According to a BBC Travel documentary, the language – a blend of Arabic and ancient Aramaic – did not have a writing system, …
Cyprus Mail, 2 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Our View: Collective agreements are often bad for small businesses - Cyprus Mail

Our View: Collective agreements are often bad for small businesses - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

ON WEDNESDAY some 15,000 construction workers staged a 24-hour strike to protest against the refusal of building contractors to sign the collective agreement governing their working hours, pension fund, bonuses, holidays and pay. There was an agreement in principle, but when the representatives of the building contractors’ federation took it to its members it was …
Cyprus Mail, 2 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Our View: Government on the defensive over golden visas - Cyprus Mail

Our View: Government on the defensive over golden visas - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

THE GOVERNMENT is quite clearly on the defensive regarding its citizenship by investment scheme. This was why the council of ministers on Tuesday decided on new measures, tightening rules and procedures for granting citizenship. The new measures were primarily a response to criticism contained in a European Commission report, released last month and expressing concerns …
Cyprus Mail, 3 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Kornos residents pledge to fight asphalt plant in area - Cyprus Mail

Kornos residents pledge to fight asphalt plant in area - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Residents of the Pyrga and Kornos warned MPs on Wednesday that they would take legal measures if a building permit is given to operate an asphalt producing plant in their area. Discussion of the impact of the plant on residents’ health continued at the House environment committee for the second time. Outside parliament, residents, including …
Cyprus Mail, 5 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Court decision threatens oilfield services operations - Cyprus Mail

Court decision threatens oilfield services operations - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The administrative court has upheld an application by residents of Aradippou against the operation of Halliburton’s facilities in the area. In a recent judgment, the court found in favour of the applicants, annulling the cabinet’s decision of September 10, 2014 by which a permit had been granted to Halliburton’s factory. In January 2015 a group …
Cyprus Mail, 6 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Limassol municipality strike postponed - Cyprus Mail

Limassol municipality strike postponed - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

The 24-hour strike that was to be held on Tuesday by Limassol municipal workers in protest over the contested promotion of a municipal employee has been postponed, Limassol mayor Nicos Nicolaides said. Nicolaides told the Cyprus News Agency (CNA) on Monday night that he will be meeting with representatives of the Akel-affiliated Peo trade union …
Cyprus Mail, 7 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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Warnings of further rent rises in Limassol - Cyprus Mail

Warnings of further rent rises in Limassol - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Workers needed for Limassol projects will push rents even higher By Lizzy Ioannidou The Limassol chamber of commerce and industry (Keve) warned this week that rents in the city will continue to spiral, ironically because of the thousands of construction workers needed to complete the many development projects underway, and all requiring housing in or …
Cyprus Mail, 8 days ago

Predicted: People and Culture

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No let up in dangerous driving clampdown, police warn - Cyprus Mail

No let up in dangerous driving clampdown, police warn - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Police on Saturday said they would continue daily traffic checks and show zero tolerance of irresponsible and careless driving after more than 2,500 people were caught speeding in the past two weeks, some of them going over 200 kilometres per hour. Police said that the data collected of “wrongful and irresponsible behaviour” of many drivers …
Cyprus Mail, 9 days ago

Predicted: Local

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Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus says EU asylum policies failing frontline countries - Cyprus Mail

Cyprus

Cyprus cannot accept the EU’s Legislative Package on Asylum without provisions for redistribution of migrants across the bloc, Interior Minister Constasntinos Petrides has said. He expressed disappointment that no significant progress has been achieved during discussions for the adoption of a comprehensive Common European Asylum System. According to a statement, in his intervention at the …
Cyprus Mail, 11 days ago

Predicted: Politics

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