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What's On

Exhibition

Nicosia district

Accidental Meetings
A group exhibition. Opens May 6. 7.30pm. Ends July 31. Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre, 19 Apostolou Varnava St, Nicosia. Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-3pm, 5-11pm. Sunday: 10am-4pm. Tel: 22-432577. www.nimac.com.cy

Eleftheria Square

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Analysis – We’re Europeans now!

JEAN CHRISTOU puts Cyprus’ year-old ‘European mentality’ under the microscope

SINCE joining the EU a year ago, it is not uncommon to hear the expression “We’re Europeans now” to describe the rights and wrongs of a particular situation, such as the incident of cat killing at the CyBC some weeks ago.

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Greek Press

ALITHIA: “Justice in crisis”. Reporting on Attorney-general Solon Nikitas’ decision to resign following the acquittal by the Supreme Court of former health minister Dina Akkelidou, the daily commented that it was the apotheosis of political and legal ethics, a very rare phenomenon for Cyprus.

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Prayer for a unified island

ONLY the unyielding persistence to the just cause would lead the country to its own resurrection, the Church said in its Easter message yesterday.

It urged everyone to rally round the political leadership and unite against the Turkish occupation of the island.

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Firecracker arrest

A 17-YEAR-OLD was detained yesterday in connection with possession of 90 firecrackers, Limassol police said.

The youth was arrested just before 1am after police, carrying out routine checks, found the firecrackers in two boxes he was carrying.

Two teenagers were also arrested in Larnaca on Thursday in connection with possession of firecrackers.

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News in Brief

Bomb scare

NICOSIA north was in a brief panic on Thursday evening after witnesses reported a suspicious package outside a shop in the heart of Nicosia.
On arrival at the scene police, taking security precautions, cordoned off the area and bomb disposal experts examined the bag discovering that the contents were harmless.

Heroin arrest

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Opinion – We’re Europeans now; we can’t do this kind of thing

AN INCIDENT a few weeks backs aptly illustrated the impact that our one-year-old membership of the European Union has had on society. An employee at the CyBC had poisoned a group of stray cats who were being looked after by a colleague. When the police were called, an officer apparently reprimanded the culprit, telling him: “We’re Europeans now; we can’t do this kind of thing.”

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