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Cyprus is not for sale

 “In the bailout of Cyprus, Germany went too far and Cyprus was a tremendous political victory for Chancellor Merkel.” George Soros This  has been quote in a good article in Greek Reporter, The Economic Assassins Who Killed Cyprus.  Good summing up and analysis of the situation though I do disagree that current Cypriot...

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Some Good Sense Prevails

It was good to read a reluctant admission by MEPs that the Cyprus bailout handling by Troika was high ended and unfair. In the BBC story MEPs angry at EU’s Olli Rehn over treatment of Cyprus , many other people have put in weighty opinions in this regard. Nigel Farage of the UK Independence Party called the Cyprus crisis...

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A Recap

A look back on the nightmare  by Stefanos Evripidou in Cyprus Mail is an excellent recap of what has happened in Cyprus, “for those of you on holiday the last four weeks.” I love his sense of humour and wit even in these dark times.   He illustrates the short-sightedness and self-serving vision of people who...

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A Dark Attitude Toward a Sunny Country

For most people like me unfamiliar with the finer intricacies of Economics, articles like “Cyprus runs out of options after costly, bungled bailout” in The Guardian are a lifeline as they not only help me build a picture of what is really happening but also show me what the world at large is thinking about the situation in...

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Some Are More Equal Than Others

It has been apparent to almost everyone even outside Cyprus that the measures EU imposed on the island’s banks were not the last resort, unavoidable course of action, it made them out to be. There are many theories about what inspired them but the motive is not important to the suffering people of Cyprus who are slowly trying to...

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The tremor that can Trigger a Tsunami

International media obviously thought that the unfolding drama between Cyprus and its Euro partners had far reaching implications and that is why it gave so much time, effort and news space to it. Still a lot of people would have seen it, offered an opinion and changed the channel. What does not affect them only interests most...

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A Heart that Aches For Cyprus

I read this article today: AP Essay: Cyprus shaped his childhood, and now he watches, dolefully, as it struggles It is such a happy and sad tale, heartwarming but brings a lump to your throat. This could be the story of any of the thousands who lost their homes in the occupied north and then emigrated abroad to rebuild a life....

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“Why are your teeth so big, Grandma?”

The vulnerable do not have it easy as the saviours are few and far between. They have always been threatened by the big bad wolves. The powerful enjoy the hold they have and wield it arbitrarily, making one sided decisions, because they can. Only sometimes, they underestimate their prey because the size of the victim belies the...

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Loving Your Country is Loving its people

Euro News and BBC report Cyprus Aid concert held in Nicosia yesterday to raise money and essentials for Cypriots suffering due to the crisis, was a huge success. “We did not expect this outcome. People have been coming with trucks. Instead of a bag, they have been filling up trucks of goods and they have been bringing it to us....

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History of History

Makarios Drousiotis is a Cypriot journalist and researcher who has written a number of books and articles. ‘Exploring What Really Happened in 1974’ is his first book translated and published in English. It traces the history of the Cypriot invasion in 1974 and argues that it was an inevitable result of the changed political...

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