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Metsola: Europe will never be whole so long as Cyprus remains divided

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola stresses that Europe cannot be whole while Cyprus is divided, calling for a unified Cyprus in line with EU values and UN resolutions to heal old wounds and strengthen European solidarity. As the 50th anniversary of Cyprus’ division looms, Metsola’s call for Europewide action rings clear, urging for a resolution that embodies the principles of peace and unity.

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High-Level Diplomacy: Christodoulides to Engage with Council of Europe Secretary General

President Nikos Christodoulides is set to engage with Council of Europe Secretary General Marija Pejčinović Burić to discuss critical issues such as the Cyprus division, interstate appeals, and regional challenges, shaping international responses in a landmark meeting. The discussions aim to foster dialogue, cooperation, and address pressing concerns in Cyprus and beyond, underscoring the importance of international diplomacy and partnerships in navigating complex geopolitical landscapes.

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Cyprus Trails Behind in Electric Vehicle Adoption

Cyprus lags in electric vehicle adoption due to high costs, limited charging infrastructure, and lack of government incentives. With only 0.138% of vehicles being electric, progress is slow but advancements in technology and evolving policies might lead to a shift towards more electric vehicles in the future.

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Escalating STI Rates in Europe Prompt Health Concerns

Escalating STI rates in Europe, driven by postpandemic changes in sexual behavior, pose a significant health concern. The surge in gonorrhoea, syphilis, and chlamydia cases calls for immediate action, emphasizing the importance of enhanced testing, treatment, and preventive measures to curb the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

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Price of Olive Oil Surges

The surge in olive oil prices across Europe, including Cyprus, has reached unprecedented levels, with a 50% increase reported by Eurostat in January 2024 compared to the previous year. Adverse weather, high demand, and global economic fluctuations are among the key factors contributing to this sharp rise, impacting both household budgets and industries, particularly in Mediterranean countries reliant on olive cultivation.

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Navigating the Complex Terrain of History Education in Europe

The Council of Europe’s study on history education in Europe revealed that many Cypriot teachers feel constrained by statemandated textbooks and examcentric curricula, while also highlighting the importance of historical knowledge for cultivating analytical thinking and democratic participation. The study found that history teaching is diversifying, giving voice to previously marginalized perspectives, and that there are varying degrees of emphasis on European identity versus national pride across countries.

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