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Stories about Cyprus

What will it take to #savetheinternet in Europe? The view from Romania

Copyright proposals being pushed by European governance bodies must take into account the nature and potential uses of networked digital technology.

Possible Agreement on the Cyprus Issue Postponed Until 2017

Cyprus has been split in two since Turkish forces invaded the northern part of the island in 1974. Current negotiations are described as the “last chance” for a successful resolution.

The Archbishop of Cyprus Says He's ‘Satisfied’ With a Far-Right Party's Election Success

"Are you satisfied that they don't condemn Nazism? Are you satisfied by swastikas? By angled crosses?"

EgyptAir Hijacking Drama Ends; All Passengers Released

"We can finally celebrate the first Arab Muslim hijacker who is not declared a terrorist but a psychologically unstable person. :) #EgyptAir," tweets Patrick Baz.

EgyptAir Plane on Route to Cairo Hijacked and Diverted to Cyprus

A lone hijacker has reportedly hijacked Egypt Air flight MS181, forcing the flight to be diverted to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus after claiming he was wearing an explosive belt.

European Citizens Call for the Protection of Media Pluralism

“European institutions should safeguard the right to free, independent and pluralistic information”. The quote, from the Media Initiative website, summarizes the main idea behind a pan-European campaign that aims at urging the...

How Europe's Solution for Economic Crisis is Actually the Problem

Europe's current crisis is more than economic. Between the German government advocating a dangerous austerity policy and European authorities lacking any other suggestions, it is clear that the 2008 financial...

Can Cyprus Turn Back from the Abyss? Three Options to Escape the Financial Crisis

The small island of Cyprus continues its race against bankruptcy. Following the European decision to tax all depositors, the Mediterranean republic faces a critical situation. Three options are emerging for...

University of Cyprus Campaign – ‘Buy Cypriot Products’

Using the slogan “Agorazo Kypriaka” [Buy Cypriot products], the University of Cyprus website hosts an announcement by Rector Constantinos Christofides himself. Amidst the general economic crisis, University of Cyprus supports...

Kosovo: Prizren Comic Book & Cartoon Festival

Macedonian artist Vesna Nichevska-Saravinova blogged about her participation in the Prizren Comics Festival, organized by the Kosovo Comic Book Artist Association, Xhennet Comics [sq]. Four out of 15 featured artists...

Cyprus: Remembering ‘Operation Atilla’ Across Borders

On the 38th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus - Operation Atilla - netizens from Cyprus, Greece and Turkey comment on what they see as either a day to...

Cyprus: First Ever Olympic Medal at London 2012

The London 2012 Olympics will be a landmark in Cyprus’ sport history. Twenty-two year old Pavlos Kontides, who is from Limassol, Cyprus, became the country's first ever Olympic medalist. Kontides won...

Cyprus: Official Opening Ceremony of EU Presidency

On July 1, 2012, Twitter users commented on the official opening ceremony of the Cyprus Presidency of the EU Council under the hashtag #cy2012eu. Meanwhile, Peter Spiegel tweeted a photo...

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

Europe: EU and LGBT Rights

Katerina Todorovska wrote [MKD] on the Macedonia in the European Union blog about EU's imperfect record on LGBT rights and its positive influence in relation to starting the debate and...

Northern Cyprus: Rihanna's Concert

Greater Surbiton writes about the controversy surrounding Rihanna's upcoming concert in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

Palestine: “Free Gaza” Boats Waiting In Cyprus

The Free Gaza Movement have produced a video showing their attempts to leave Cyprus and sail to Gaza with medical and reconstruction supplies.

Europe: Entropa

Belatedly, links to some posts on Entropa: Margarete of The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia believes “it should be taken down”; Kosmopolito thinks that “the debate around the project...

Cyprus: Banning Turkish Placenames in GPS Systems

The Cyprus government is currently attempting to ban GPS systems that use Turkish place names in the Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Homeboy Media News reports: The Ministry of Education and Culture...

North Cyprus: The Opera Comes to Town

“One thing that's definitely in short supply here in North Cyprus is opera, so I'm thrilled that no less than 21 opera stars are performing in Kyrenia on September 14th,”...

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