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Prosecutor salaries in the Legal Service have skyrocketed
Costas Clerides’ ‘dowry’ with increases of up to €43,000 annually for those already high-wage earners.
- Progressive TCs: On Erdogan’s black list
- Suspicious aircraft: Thoroughly searched by the FBI
- A. Themistokleous: ELAM wanted to gag me
Price hikes will stick
The price of food affected by grains will continue increasing. New batches of animal feed more expensive, the price of fuel for the transport of products has doubled.
- They’re searching for a temporary solution for an envoy
- The informant Tatar and Ankara’s black list for ‘prohibited’ TCs
- The FBI found small modifications on the aircraft
Silos should re-operate to stop the price rises
Unbearable increases in grain prices. They’re trickling into bread, meat and dairy products.
- Cyprus problem: British interest for the appointment of a special representative
- Politics: TCs struggling against occupation persona non grata for Turkey
‘Determined’ to solve problems
After meeting patients groups and medical unions, president says committed to state hospitals
- Themistocleous accuses Elam of using him for votes
- Call for law on work from home rights
The picture for our hospitals cleared up
In meetings at the Presidential Palace yesterday. Nicos Anastasiades: State hospitals will be transformed into flagships for GESY – The thought alone that they should be privatised is a crime. Only over my dead body will any changes be made to the law and philosophy of GESY. Sections will be created so OKYPY can operate to the benefit of public health and public hospitals.
- Unwanted: Mustafa Akinci too on Turkey’s black list
- Andreas Themistokleous: My expulsion from ELAM was decided from the night I was elected
- Concerns: Price rises across the breadth of the market
Sakellaropoulou says Cyprob a top priority for GreeceAlithia, Cyprus Mail, Haravgi
Greece will continue to support Cyprus in its efforts to find a solution to the Cyprus problem and counter any attempt made by Turkey to create faits accomplis, as we have recently seen in the case of Varosha, Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Tuesday.
The dailies report that she was speaking after meeting Cyprus House President Annita Demetriou at the Presidential Palace in Athens. Sakellaropoulou also said that the situation in Cyprus constitutes a top national priority.
Sakellaropoulou told Demetriou that inter-parliamentary cooperation is a particularly strong link to deepen relations, which can help enhance coordination and mutual understanding on key issues.
Demetriou said Greece and Cyprus face current challenges together, and particularly the provocations regarding the Cyprus problem. Earlier in the day Demetriou met Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
Demetriou is on an official two-day visit to Greece to deepen ties between the two nations and has held meetings with senior officials, where the Cyprus problem featured as a main topic.
>> Greece will continue to support Cyprus in its efforts to solve the Cyprus problem and counter any attempt made by Turkey to create faits accomplis, as we have recently seen in the case of Varosha
>> The situation in Cyprus constitutes a top national priority
>> Greece and Cyprus face current challenges together, and particularly the provocations regarding the Cyprus problem
FM briefs EU Ambassadors on EEZ provocationsAlithia, Cyprus Mail, Phileleftheros
Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides on Tuesday briefed the Ambassadors of EU member states in Nicosia on Turkish provocations in Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and the backtracking of the TC side on the appointment of a UN special envoy.
Tuesday’s briefing took place during a lunch hosted by the Slovenian embassy.
The briefing took place just a few days before the EU Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Luxembourg, where Christodoulides will have the opportunity to brief his EU counterparts on the same issues.
Citing the Cyprus News Agency (CNA), the dailies report that Christodoulides stressed to the Ambassadors how Turkey’s actions against Cyprus and Greece have a negative impact on the interests of the EU itself as well as its plans for the Eastern Mediterranean.
Neophytou: Breaking impasse a one-way street for UNAlithia, Haravgi, Phileleftheros
The goal of breaking the Cyprus problem impasse is a one-way street for the UN, DISY leader Averof Neophytou said Tuesday according to the papers.
Asked whether Cyprus is experiencing its worst phase of the Cyprus problem in terms of its stagnancy, Neophytou said that there is indeed a stagnancy and a political tension after the UN’s failure to appoint a special representative.
Neophytou said however that though it may take one week or even two months, a way will be found to resume contacts in an effort to restart a substantive dialogue.
He said this is not only the responsibility of the UN but also of the GC side to express, as President Nicos Anastasiades does, its clear position that it is ready to engage in a substantive dialogue without Turkey’s unacceptable preconditions, in an attempt to resolve the Cyprus problem within UN parameters.
>> The goal of breaking the Cyprus problem impasse is a one-way street for the UN
>> Cyprob has reached a stagnant point after the UN’s failure to appoint a special representative
>> Though it may take one week or even two months, a way will be found to resume contacts in an effort to restart a substantive dialogue
>> It is not only the responsibility of the UN but also of the GC side to express, as Anastasiades does, its clear position that it is ready to engage in a substantive dialogue without Turkey’s unacceptable preconditions, in an attempt to resolve the Cyprus problem within UN parameters
British diplomat expected in Cyprus for Cyprob talksHaravgi, Phileleftheros
Haravgi reports citing information that Deputy Political Director of the UK Foreign Office Ajay Sharma is expected in Cyprus next week to discuss the possibility of the appointment of a UN special representative, a development that the Turkish side has vocally opposed.
According to Haravgi, Sharma has over the past few months visited Cyprus several times and held contacts with parties and the government, in an attempt to persuade his interlocutors of the need for a middle-ground solution between a bizonal, bicommunal federation (BBF) and sovereign equality. The paper reports that Sharma was met with strong opposition, at least from AKEL.
Phileleftheros reports that Nicosia is extremely interested in what Sharma will have to say, given that Britain is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Phileleftheros reports that it is likely that the UN will appoint a special representative with upgraded responsibilities in order to work with the sides separately and break the current Cyprob impasse. Towards this end, the paper reports that Canadian Colin Stewart will likely be granted the role, beginning from November.
FBI in Cyprus to inspect suspicious aircraftCyprus Mail, Phileleftheros, Politis
A squad of FBI experts is in Cyprus to inspect an aircraft at Paphos airport with potential links to arms smuggling to Libya, police confirmed on Tuesday.
The small plane has reportedly been in a private hangar at Paphos airport for nearly two years but was recently placed under 24-hour supervision after authorities were alerted of its suspected connection to criminal activities a few weeks ago.
Phileleftheros that 10 FBI agents have arrived in Cyprus with the aim of inspecting the aircraft. Politis reports that after their inspection, the US experts will be drawing up a report with their findings and conclusions that will be submitted to the UN Security Council (UNSC), which will be tasked with deciding on the next steps in managing the aircraft.
The aircraft’s possible links with illegal activities were revealed after a report by the Panel of Experts on Libya submitted to the UNSC earlier this year.
Cyprus Mail reports that police spokesman Christos Andreou confirmed that experts from the FBI have landed in Cyprus to join police officers and state pyrotechnicians in unsealing the aircraft. They are seeking to determine whether there is or was any military equipment or capabilities to transport weapons, and whether it is linked with violating the Libyan arms embargo.
According to the report, the plane in question is believed to be linked with Project Opus, a private military intervention designed to provide armed groups affiliated with Khalifa Haftar with armed assault rotary-wing aviation, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft, maritime interdiction, cyber, unmanned armed vehicles, and intelligence fusion and targeting capabilities.