• news cyprus
    in: News  | 

    The Politics of Division Enter Election Campaign – Opinion

    Election looms DIKO chief Nikolas Papadopoulos and Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides certainly got into it this week over the issue of visa-free travel in the EU for Turkish citizens. Papadopoulos accused the government of unleashing 70 million Turks onto Europe, while lambasting Kasoulides for a quote he made to a Turkish journalist about one day, after […]

  • cyprus economy
    in: Economy  | 

    March Unemployment Falls to 12.1% vs 16.2% year-on-year

    The March unemployment rate fell from 16.2 percent to 12.1 percent on an annual basis, or 36,968 persons, according to the latest official statistics. The reduction in unemployment was welcomed by the government, with spokesman Nicos Christodoulides saying it was the first downward trend in three years. Unemployment among newcomers to the market fell by […]

  • drug addiction cyprus
    in: Health  | 

    Why Are Some Processed Foods Carcinogenic?

    Processed foods are viewed with general suspicion, but few people really understand why they are potentially carcinogenic. A vague fear can be more damaging to the health than specific information, so it’s a good thing that scientists are getting closer to the reasons why some mass-produced foods – including some baby foods – can be […]

  • library bar jazz
    in: Jazz, Music  | 

    Limassol’s Library Bar Marks One Year of Live Jazz

    “It’s been quite a ride!” This month marks one year since Library Bar in Limassol launched its popular Wednesday Jazz nights, with the weekly event having hosted nearly 60 shows to become the most regular and popular jazz event on the island. “It’s been quite a ride!” says Eirini Sofroniou, co-manager at Library Bar. “A lot […]

  • cyprus civil society
    in: News  | 

    EU Civil Society President Dassis in Cyprus

    Georges Dassis will be going to Nicosia on 5 and 6 May for his first official visit to Cyprus since being elected president of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the EU institution representing European civil society, in October 2015. During his visit, Georges Dassis will:  meet the president of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos […]

  • news cyprus
    in: Cyprus Politics  | 

    How Does Turkey’s EU Visa Liberalisation Affect Cyprus?

    Unlike all other EU countries, Cyprus is in a special situation vis-a-vis Turkey – it has been occupied by Turkish troops since 1974 in an invasion that is condemned by the world as being against international law. One of the biggest parts of the Cyprus problem is the estimated 50,000 Turkish settlers living illegally in […]

  • tedx nicosia
    in: News  | 

    Quantum Thoughts, TEDx Nicosia and Jazz Traces

    If your consciousness were merged with the quantum field – a possibility raised by the new field of quantum biology – you’d be able to travel to unheard of realms of thoughts and ideas without leaving your chair (or switching on the TV). This would work by ‘tuning in’ to the collective consciousness or even Universal […]

  • world press freedom day
    in: Human Rights  | 

    International Community Must Safeguard Press Freedom – Govt. Spokesman

    The international community has an obligation to safeguard freedom of the press amid increasing attacks on journalists in different corners of the world, said Government Spokesman Nicos Christodoulides in comments marking World Press Freedom Day on May 3rd. The Cypriot government guards press freedom and freedom of expression aiming to inform the public, he said. An […]

  • cyprus jazz
    in: Jazz  | 

    Jazz is Multicultural Music – Five More Reasons to Love Jazz

    The Jazz genre is a multicultural baby born from European Classical music and West African Blues and Spirituals. Without the passion of the Blues, there is no Jazz ‘feel’, and without the Classical composition side, Jazz loses its interesting complexity and structure. This is perfectly illustrated by one of the first Jazz compositions – the […]

  • death penalty cyprus
    in: Crime  | 

    Cyprus Against Death Penalty – Health Minister

    Cyprus, like other EU member states, is strongly against the death penalty because it undermines human dignity and any mistakes in the justice system are irreversible once someone has been executed by the state, said Health Minister George Pamborides at a recent UN summit. This position applies especially as regards drug-related offences, he said. “We […]

  • news cyprus
    in: Cyprus Politics  | 

    Power Struggle over National Council, Reunification Talks

    There is a power struggle between DIKO head Nikolas Papadopoulos and President Nicos Anastasiades over the National Council, which monitors the reunification talks between the Greek-and-Turkish Cypriot communities. After several leaks of sensitive information about the current negotiations, Anastasiades decided to meet with party leaders and National Council members on a personal basis rather than […]

  • cyprus economy
    in: Economy  | 

    Cyprus Ports to Increase in Competitiveness – Minister

    Cyprus ports will increase in competitiveness after private investment participation, said Transport Minister Marios Demetriades in response to questions from opposition communist party AKEL. AKEL’s chief Andros Kyprianou sent the minister a letter asking for more information about the privatisation. In the letter he asserts that the costs of running the ports will increase after […]

  • death penalty cyprus
    in: Crime  | 

    #Trashgate – Interior Ministry Files in ‘Chaos’ – Minister

    The filing system and archive in the Interior Ministry is in chaos, said Interior Minister Socrates Hasikos in comments to the media after evidence of the landfill tender process was finally ‘found’ in the depths of the ministry. An estimated 50-60 million Euros could be clawed back from the Helector and Enviroplan, the companies involved […]

  • cyprus blog
    in: CNR News Club  | 

    How to Blog with CNR News Club to Build Your Reputation

    A blog can build your reputation and create more opportunities for your future. CyprusNewsReport.com started in 2009 with a simple idea; making the mainstream media more accessible to writers, activists and everyday people who need exposure for their ideas and work. The competition in most industries is brutal, even PhDs are unemployed, so what makes […]

  • cyprus egovernment
    in: Internet, Technology  | 

    Cyprus Cabinet Approves eGovernment Plan

    More government services are set to go online, saving citizens time and money after the Cabinet approved an eGovernment plan, according to information by Deputy Minister to the President Constantine Petrides. The first major steps were taken in 2014, when the Ariadne platform was launched with 41 government services online – click here to visit […]

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