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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 
 

FRANKFURT — Protests against the new European Central Bank building erupted in the early hours of Wednesday. Thousands of activists from all around Europe gathered in Frankfurt —heart of European capitalism— to demonstrate against the ECB's 1.

March 22, 2015 
 

In 1971, a deal was signed between President Makarios III and Archbishop Makarios III (after what was probably a long and difficult negotiation between the two leaders) in which the Republic of Cyprus agreed to cover the salaries of priests stationed in what was then 'rural communities', in exchange for the Church ceding a part of the territory it owned. The land was not immediately transferred, and three years later the Turkish Army took over the majority of the land that was included in the deal.

January 14, 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. Don’t forget to check 3533 every weekend.

December 1, 2014 
 
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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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Three activist from Conscientious Objection Initiative were met with police violence during the military parade marking "the 31st anniversary of TRNC". Conscientious objection activists Rahme Veziroğlu, Hazal Yolga and Halil Karapaşaoğlu were  dragged away  forcefully while attempting peacefullt to open a banner saying  "Our duty is peace, conscientious objection is our right".

November 15, 2014 
 

This article was published in the e-zine ROAR.org - Reflections on a Revolution and is written by Stefania Barca - an environmental historian and political ecologist working at the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

June 4, 2014 
 

Critics branded the money raked in by financial sector workers – while millions of families are still suffering – a “national disgrace” A shocking £80billion in bank bonuses has been handed out since the financial crisis erupted in 2008, figures are expected to reveal. Critics branded the money raked in by financial sector workers – while millions of families are still suffering because of the downturn – a “national disgrace”.

February 11, 2014 
 
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