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Scaremongering and bad jokes

Scaremongering and bad jokes

Some political outsiders are taking a tough view on the ongoing property issue being discussed on the Cyprus problem while others simply can’t take a joke. All this and more in The Dark Room… Scare tactics You would have noticed, I am sure, that there is a lot of scaremongering going on about the property

Rejectionist parties dissatisfied with president’s briefing

The parties of the so-called rejectionist camp all expressed their dissatisfaction on Tuesday after being briefed by the President on the progress in reunification talks. It’s understood the President’s briefing focused on the hot-button issues of property and the status and rights of Turkish settlers. Speaking to reporters later, DIKO chairman Nicholas Papadopoulos called the

Populism, a roaring trade

A couple of hours after ENI announced  the giant – 30 trillion cubic feet – natural gas discovery in Egypt’s Shorouk Block (adjacent to Cyrpus’ EEZ block 11), the usual suspects started flooding the media with press releases and public statements. Political parties, such as Diko, Edek, Citizens’ Alliance and the Greens without having any

Greater boldness needed as rejectionist camp starts to crack

THE TWO leading rejectionist parties, DIKO and EDEK, have been shaken by internal divisions. And these divisions, rather surprisingly, have been caused by disapproval of the hard line, negative stance the respective leaders of the two parties have been adopting with regard to the Cyprus talks. It is an encouraging development to see the leaders

Opposition takes president to task in Cyprob populist row

Opposition parties on Wednesday tried to turn the tables on President Nicos Anastasiades who told the overseas Cypriots conference that populist slogans and unrealistic promises would not help solve the Cyprus problem. Party leaders addressed the conference on Wednesday with the more hardline among them accusing the president of being the populist and of creating

Greek Cypriot business leader’s Hong Kong-Turkey allegory angers parties

An allegory by Christos Michaelides, the chairman of the Greek Cyprus’ top business body, who told Hürriyet Daily News that the divided island can become to Turkey what Hong Kong is to China if peace is achieved, has sparked controversy and criticism. The Movement for Social Democracy (EDEK), an opposition party, accused Michaelides, head of

View: Rejectionists are an anachronistic irrelevance

HOW STRANGE it is see the Cyprus negotiations progressing smoothly, with the leaders and negotiators of the two communities focused on the job at hand and shunning the dirty tricks, blame games and public showboating that were part of all previous procedures. We have not been accustomed to such a businesslike and mature approach to