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View: Our politicians need to leave their fantasy world

View: Our politicians need to leave their fantasy world

DELUSIONS and myths have always been the currency of Cyprus political life, which took a divorce from reality from the day the Republic was established. Ever since, our politicians have been operating in a fantasy world of their own making, a world in which a tiny and powerless country (now also bankrupt) with the population

Total quit Cyprus energy search after finding nothing

  The news left officials at the Energy Ministry officials stunned particularly since the mammoth French firm was willing to take a loss of €70million – hydrocarbon exploration licence fees – rather than continue its pursuit for hydrocarbons off Cyprus. Total had paid for the license to for blocks 10 and 11 of Cyprus’ EEZ

Concern over hardline shift

  By George Psyllides AS THE government embarked on a damage limitation campaign following the UN Secretary General’s report, the leader of main opposition AKEL, a party seen as vital in any bid to reunify the island, urged President Nicos Anastasiades on Saturday to change his hardline approach because it only yielded “depressing results”. For

View: What was the reason behind Anastasiades strange outburst?

  PRESIDENT Anastasiades’ improvisational policy-making that we wrote about a few weeks ago was exhibited once again in an interview on Mega TV on Thursday night when he accused the UN Secretary-General of ‘naked blackmail’, members of the international community of misleading him and the US ambassador in Nicosia of hostility. It was an astonishing

GS of AKEL sends letter to European leaders regarding the Cyprus Problem

The General Secretary of the Central Committee of AKEL Andros Kyprianou yesterday sent a written letter to the President of the European Council, the President of the European Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the High Representative for External Relations and Security Policy of the European Commission and Vice-President of the European Commission, the

Nicosia on the offensive over UNSG report:Ban stands behind comments,UN says

By George Psyllides THE GOVERNMENT was on Friday contemplating organising a mission to the United Nations HQ to present its positions and its disagreement with a high-level report, which President Nicos Anastasiades described as an effort to force his return to the negotiating table while Turkey continued to violate Cyprus’ sovereign rights. At the same

President briefs Juncker on Cyprob

President Nicos Anastasiades has briefed European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker on recent developments in the Cyprus problem, it was announced on Friday. In a written statement Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides said Anastasiades and Juncker had a telephone conversation late on Thursday afternoon. During their conversation Anastasiades briefed Juncker “on recent developments in the Cyprus

AKEL seems confused on sharing future oil and gas revenues

By Angelos Anastasiou AS AKEL’s leader Andros Kyprianou struggled to differentiate his party’s position with regard to President Nicos Anastasiades’ decision to accept incorporating the hydrocarbons issue in the Cyprus problem peace talks, Foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides yesterday asserted that the government’s position was essentially aligned with that of the communist party. Following a party

View: Face-saving formula needed for talks to resume

BARELY 24 hours had passed after President Anastasiades had made public his proposal for the resumption of talks and Turkey issued another NAVTEX that would reportedly remain in force until April. Anastasiades had proposed that the sharing of the hydrocarbons between the two communities could be discussed at the final stages of the settlement talks,