Monthly Archives: September 2005

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How can we stem the flow?

Asylum seekers’ deaths highlight a greater problem

THE DEATHS of 31 illegal immigrants and one crew member, who perished when their boat sank off the coast of Karpasia early on Monday morning, has highlighted the scale of an illegal immigrant problem that gives Cyprus the highest per capita asylum seeker ratio in Europe.

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A touch of La-La Land in Cyprus

While the last Commerce Minister lobbied for a giant Aphrodite theme park in the Med, our current minister is eyeing off Troodos for the Hollywood Hills

A PROPOSAL to build film studios in Cyprus have been put forward by Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister George Lillikas.

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Unanimous vote for Nikiforos go-ahead

THE HOUSE Defence Committee yesterday decided unanimously to support that the National Guard carry out the Nikiforos military exercises this year.

The Nikiforos exercises have been cancelled since 2001 as a good-will sign, hoped to reduce tension between Cyprus and Turkey.

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Pharmaceutical debate

A CONFERENCE held yesterday by the Parliamentary Health Committee confirmed that there are still differences in the opinions of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Health concerning the labelling of pharmaceuticals.

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‘Children of settlers do not get citizenship’

Christou lashes out at newspaper claims

CYPRUS does not grant citizenship to any children whose mother or father is a settler, the Interior Minister said yesterday.

The Interior Minister was responding to reports in Greek-language daily Simerini yesterday that said the Interior Ministry had granted over 1,000 settlers citizenship.

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‘A hypocritical nationalist’

Talat interview comments draw fire from government

THE GOVERNMENT yesterday accused Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat of being hypocritical and nationalistic after he warned that forcing Turkey to recognise Cyprus before a solution could destroy prospects for a solution and potentially lead to civil war.

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