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Fresh insight into Papadopoulos’ ‘successes’

Fresh insight into Papadopoulos’ ‘successes’

By Loucas Charalambous IN JUNE 2003, then president Tassos Papadopoulos, in an interview he gave Turkish journalist Mehmet Ali Birand, underlined that “if a solution is not found before Cyprus’ accession to the European Union there is a danger that its partition will become permanent.” I dedicate this statement to all his incorrigible admirers who,

Our enviable future as a circus state

UNDER normal circumstances, the only word to describe what we hear every day from our political demagogues is incredible. But we know them well and therefore nothing surprises us any longer, even though the president’s speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday provided the inspiration for them to surpass themselves. EUROKO asked Nicos Anastasiades

The questions Papadopoulos should be ashamed to ask

I HAVE written on countless occasions that this country is an open political lunatic asylum. A day does not go by without statements by our political clowns (they do not only have them in Athens) to remind us of this. The leader of the Citizens’ Alliance Giorgos Lillikas on August 27 urged the government and

Lucky Nicos and the party poopers

Happy-go-lucky Recently, a lot of people in the governing party Disy talk about the luck, as they call it, of President Nicos Anastasiades. It’s a fact that he received some serious blows at the beginning of his term, especially on the economy front. But right now the President is perceived within his party to enjoy

AKEL:We wait alternative proposals from those that promote negativism on the Cyprus problem

AKEL C.C. Press Office, 20th July 2015, Nicosia The President of the Democratic Party DIKO Nicholas Papadopoulos chose the eve of the black anniversary of the Turkish invasion to repeat himself by demonstrating his well-known negativism that characterizes his positions on the Cyprus problem, accompanied by significant doses of alarmism, distortions and petty-party considerations and

Anastasiades’ motherlands remark whips up a storm

A reference by President Nicos Anastasiades’ to the negative role played by the motherlands in Cyprus has led to accusations from opposition parties that he equated Greece with Turkey’s invasion and occupation. Despite him clearly referring to Turkey as bearing most of the responsibility, DIKO and Citizens’ Alliance called on Anastasiades to apologise and withdraw

Cyprob split emerges within DIKO

DIKO appears to be headed into uncharted territory as prominent members are breaking ranks and taking a softer line on the Cyprus problem. Following in the steps of former chairman Marios Garoyian who – unlike party leader Nicolas Papadopoulos – reportedly called to congratulate newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader, DIKO vice chairman Christos Patsalides penned

Debate on Twitter @yiorgoslillikas @NicholasPapadop

  By Angelos Anastasiou Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci’s election victory on Sunday sparked a flurry of discussions on Twitter, with some in the Greek Cypriot political elite going against the grain of renewed hope for a settlement to the decades-long conflict. As President Nicos Anastasiades and House President Yiannakis Omirou congratulated Akinci on his

From French gastronomy to UN diplomacy

Vive la France! The Goût de France event celebrating French gastronomy took place in various locations worldwide last Thursday, with over 1,300 chefs on all five continents joining in. Dinners were served simultaneously in participating restaurants across the globe. In Cyprus, it was Mavrommatis restaurant at Limassol’s Four Seasons Hotel which hosted the event aiming