Daily Archives: February 28, 2004

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PUT UP OR SHUT UP

The time has come for the leaders of both sides of the island to put up or shut up, members of the international community said yesterday. And while diplomats and those close to the negotiations still believe that the two sides can reach a viable agreement, avoiding the need for guarantor powers Greece and Turkey to get involved by the March 22 deadline, few are willing to stake any money on it.

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Greek Press

SIMERINI: “They’re being inexcusably tolerant with Denktash”. DISY leader Nicos Anastassiades said that there should be no more proposals outside the Annan plan parameters. “But there is,” he said, “a stage that deliberations with the Greek and Turkish side will take place, as well as a final stage where the UN Secretary-general will have a definitive role in shaping the plan.

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Cycling for peace in the Middle East

A GROUP of Cypriot women has joined the Follow the Women Organisation to cycle for peace around the Middle East in an effort to raise awareness of how the current situation affects the lives of women and children in the region. The organisation was founded over a year ago and is a registered NGO, according to Cypriot member Yiota Kamaratos.

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Eurofile – Calling corporations to account

Fact of the day: Last week, the European Parliament and Council of Ministers agreed on a draft directive on the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. This was a major breakthrough for EU environmental policy. Up to now there has been a big gap in legislation leaving the “polluter pays principle” without muscle, looking pretty only on paper.

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Vlittis lawyer says mayor victimised

HIGH-profile lawyer Efstathios Efstathiou, representing Paralimni Mayor Nicos Vlittis, currently in custody on suspicion of abuse of power, yesterday blasted the authorities over their “heavy-handedness”. On Thursday, a Famagusta court remanded Mayor Nicos Vlittis in custody for five days.

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Medical school could start operation in three years

PLANS for a Medical School in Cyprus could soon be under way if the University of Cyprus’ proposal is accepted by the government. University Dean Stavros Zenios yesterday told the Cyprus Mail that the University could start accepting students for the Medical School in three years and would be in full operation in eight if plans were to begin right away.

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