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YKP Statement on privatisation of water In the northern part of Cyprus, we have reached a very critical point regarding the privatisation of water… YKP is against the privatisation of water like it has been since December 2010 when it was first declared that the water would be privatised. The agreed upon text infiltrated the press and when it is examined we can see that it includes very heavy provisions.

February 12, 2016 
 

The stakes are high, but still too low Call from Beyond Europe for the transnational Camp in Chalkidiki – 18th-25th August 2015 OXI to capitalism! From the moment it was announced the referendum in Greece seemed to hold great symbolic meaning, something that was confirmed by both the result and the reactions that followed: The ‘no’ was not solely against the granting of another loan with the usual reform conditions of the EU.

August 12, 2015 
 
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Α message from the Initiative for the Protection of the Natural Coastline! Dear friends, We have some good news!

February 14, 2015 
 
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etlvWRMRPRQ Hosted by Ben Ferguson, as published on Munchies January 13, 2015 We recently traveled to Cyprus to learn more about why the largest massacre of songbirds anywhere in the world is happening on British sovereign territory. Dhekelia, one of two areas on the island retained by the British after Cypriot independence, became the host of industrial-scale bird trapping after Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004. Local authorities were forced to bring the country in line with European laws, but criminals seeking to profit from the illegal trade continue to supply the country’s restaurants from the sovereign base area.

January 15, 2015 
 

According to VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV), on the afternoon of Monday the 5th of January 2015, a vessel hit the jetty of the VTT Vasiliko Ltd (VTTV) oil storage terminal in Vasiliko, Cyprus. The vessel, carrying gasoil, hit the jetty with the stern in an attempt to evacuate the berth during extreme weather conditions.

January 7, 2015 
 
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1. Year begins with strikes in Limassol Port Workers for Greek subcontractor construction company VIOTEK went on a lengthy strike after the company made it clear they will not honour contracts and collective agreements binding the sector.

January 1, 2015 
 
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Cyprus News Roundup is a new 3533 feature. Every week our team of volunteering editors will compile a summary of less covered news from the whole spectrum of the socio-political landscape of the island.

November 22, 2014 
 
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By Constantinos Psillides ENVIRONMENTALISTS fear a bill tabled by the interior ministry to convert seashores into real estate is no more than an attempt to sell the country’s beaches to the highest bidder. The activists are accusing the government of being willing to allow investors exclusive access to Cyprus’ beaches – which are all designated public land.

September 21, 2014 
 

By Janet Biehl At long last the war against Islamic State has brought Westerners’ attention to the North Kurdish (i.e., Kurds in Turkey) freedom struggle. For three decades the PKK has been fighting an insurgency against Turkey, and Turkey has fought back, leading to nothing except bitter reprisals, protracted conflict, and the destruction of thousands of Kurdish villages in the 1990s. Originating in 1978 as a Marxist-Leninist organization, the PKK got placed on the Terrorist Organization list. .

September 13, 2014 
 

An interesting academic paper on the environmental history of Cyprus in relation to its colonisation. Abstract: Concerns about global warming, degradation of fragile ecosystems, and environmental and societal collapse have increased interest for lessons and/or solutions for today's environmental issues.

July 8, 2014 
 
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