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Archives June 17, 2012 posted by

More tourists

MORE tourists arrived this May compared to the same month last year, marking a 3.5 percentage point increase the state’s statistical services said.

A total of 276,781 people arrived in May – including 53,671 Russians and 16,856 Swedes – an increase of over 9,000 from May last year when 267,487 people visited.

Compared to May last year, 31.6 per cent more Russians arrived on the island and 13.8 per cent more Swedes did. Last May, 40,772 Russians visited as did 14,813 Swedes. 

More Germans also arrived marking a 3.7 per cent increase May to May from 14,445 to 14,985. 

Fewer Brits visited, with a total 113,289 Brits visiting this May, a 5.4 per cent decrease from the 119,752 who visited last May.

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Archives March 16, 2012 posted by

French presidential battle lines drawn on austerity

France’s main presidential candidates have drawn clear battle lines over austerity, Europe and Germany as opinion polls show the gap between them narrowing five weeks before the first round of voting.

Socialist challenger Francois Hollande, whose wide poll lead over conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy has shrunk in the last week, raised the stakes in a television appearance on Thursday after winning public support from German and Spanish opposition leaders for his stance.

Hollande said that if elected he would not submit a German-inspired European treaty enforcing strict budget discipline for ratification unless it were “completed” by a growth component.

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Archives November 18, 2011 posted by

Official race begins for would-be mayors

CANDIDACIES for the municipal elections on December 18 were submitted yesterday across the island, with the candidates for the mayor’s positions in Cyprus’ main cities attracting most of the interest.

Three candidates are battling it out for the top position in the Nicosia Municipality. The incumbent mayor Eleni Mavrou is backed by the ruling left wing party AKEL, while her main rival, Constantinos Yiorkadjis is supported by right wing parties DISY and EVROKO and centrist DIKO. Lawyer Constantinos Candounas is an independent. 

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