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Apartment, 3 good sized bedroom, 1 en-suite, 2 bathroom, entrance hall, spacious living room. Large kitchen, large balcony, situated in a quiet area, 10mins walk to Town centre-new Marina central for universities. Title deeds €195.000. Tel 99798402


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Gul raps ‘miserable’ Cypriot EU presidency


TURKISH President Abdullah Gul has slammed the prospect of Cyprus taking over the European Union presidency next year as “half a country” leading a “miserable union”, Turkish newspapers reported on Wednesday.

His comments to Turkish journalists during a visit to Britain underscored Ankara’s frustrations with its EU accession process, which has ground to a halt over the division of the Mediterranean island and opposition from France and Germany.

Gul said the failure to open new chapters in Turkey’s negotiating process was harming the 27-nation bloc’s reputation and that it could suffer its biggest loss of credibility in 2012 when Cyprus takes over the rotating EU presidency in July.

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House for rent 1st floor, 100metres from the sea, near Debenhams Neapolis.  2 large bedrooms, full A/C, large fitted kitchen, open plan sitting/dining room, verandas, fully furnished, parking space.  €650pm Tel 99652276


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APARTMENT FOR RENT IN EMBA – 2 bedroom penthouse near Carrefour supermarket. Furniture optional. Sea & mountain views. € 360 o.n.o Tel :99 768 738

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New warning from Olli Rehn over Cyprus' austerity measures

EU ECONOMIC Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said yesterday that the European Union had sent early warning letters to five member states, including Cyprus, that risk violating fiscal rules next year.

Rehn told reporters those countries were Belgium, Poland, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta and said he expected the four member states to take appropriate measures as they wouldn’t meet their fiscal targets in 2012 without more spending cuts or tax increases.

“They need to take action in order to avoid sanctions,” Rehn said.

Only last week, Rehn had warned the four countries that measures needed to be put in place to lower deficits, which need to be reined in to the required level of under 3.0 per.

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Our view: Is finance minister the only person who cares about our future?


FINANCE minister Kikis Kazamias cuts a lonely and beleaguered figure as he wages his one-man campaign in a Don Quixotic effort to prevent the economy from meltdown. The package of measures he announced, on his own initiative, last Friday has drawn fire from all sections of society – from both unions and employers’ organisations, not to mention Cyprus-based foreign banks.

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Kazamias a bit short of allies

AMID a climate of discord over the economy, main opposition DISY MP Christos Stylianides urged friend and foe alike to see reason before Cyprus heads down the same road as Greece – bankruptcy.

Dubbed by some commentators as Finance Minister Kikis Kazamias’ only ally, Stylianides suggested that politicians, unions and society did not really understand how dramatic the situation was – not just in Cyprus but the EU in general, urging them to focus on the things that unite and not the differences.

The DISY lawmaker shrugged off the suggestion that he was Kazamias’ sole ally: “I would say the ally of common sense,” he told a morning news show on private radio station 107.6.

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Archbishop: people did not vote the way we wanted

BECAUSE the faithful did not vote the way the Church wanted, the Holy Synod will tomorrow ‘elect’ the ‘best’ Kyrenia Bishop, Archbishop Chrysostomos said yesterday. 

The Church Primate said that the election result from the people’s vote on Saturday was “not what the Holy Synod wanted to happen”.   

Earlier in the week on Monday three Kyrenia MPs asked that people’s votes be not disregarded. 

“The Holy Synod should seriously bear in mind the result of the electorate procedure so that people’s involvement in future church elections is not discredited,” DISY’s Marios Mavrides, AKEL’s Pampos Papageorgiou and DIKO’s Sophocles Fyttis said. 

The trio added that “of course the Holy Synod has the right to act as it sees fit.”

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Skordelli leaves court with health problems


ELENA Skordelli, one of the alleged masterminds behind the murder of Sigma boss Andis Hadjicostis, was excused form yesterday’s hearing so she could be examined by a private doctor following weekend health problems.

The TV presenter suffered acute anaphylactic problems and went from Criminal Court to hospital for a private examination, without attending the actual hearing.

Lawyer for the TV presenter, Michalis Kyprianou said that Skordelli had been “brutally treated” by the doctor on duty at Nicosia General Hospital over the weekend.

“She may be accused but she is entitled to the bare minimum of medical care and treatment,” Kyprianou said.

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State returns €4m in competition fines

THE COMPETITION watchdog is returning some €4.0 million that was paid in fines, after the Supreme Court ruled that its chairman had been appointed illegally, lawmakers heard yesterday.

DIKO MP and chairman of the House Finance Committee Nicolas Papadopoulos said the state the state has so far paid back  €2.0 million, representing fines that were overturned by the Supreme Court’s decision earlier this year. The competition commission must also return an additional €2.0 million, Papadopoulos said.

To add to the committee’s woes, the CPC still remains without a head since its former president Costakis Christoforou was forced to abandon the post in May.

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