politics public opinion

Christodoulides’ Popularity Takes a Hit

President Nikos Christodoulides’ popularity has declined due to policy paralysis and unfulfilled promises, with recent polls showing a stark shift in public sentiment away from the leader. His administration is criticized for a lack of effectiveness in addressing economic issues, leading to comparisons with past presidents who enjoyed higher approval ratings during their first year in office.

politics labor policies

Navigating the Dynamics of Political Leadership and Union Influence

Political leaders like Labour Minister Yiannis Panayiotou face challenges in balancing government mandates with union demands, particularly in areas like labour policies and pension reforms. Despite efforts to find consensus and appease union members, navigating the dynamics of political leadership and union influence remains a delicate and complex task in democratic societies.

politics culture

Cyprus: A Divided Island Nation

The Turkification of Northern Cyprus, marked by changes in place names, mosque construction, and economic dependence on Turkey, reflects a shift away from its Greek Cypriot roots. These transformations have complicated the path to reunification, highlighting the challenges and complexities faced by the divided island nation of Cyprus.

politics elections

Historic Simultaneous Elections Set for June

The upcoming elections in Cyprus on June 9 mark a historic occasion, with citizens participating in a recordsetting eight simultaneous elections. From the European Parliament to local school boards, voters will have a say in various levels of governance, showcasing the island’s commitment to comprehensive representation and democratic participation at all levels.

energy politics

Pressure Grows on EAC to Halt Price Hikes

Political pressure mounts on the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC) to halt a proposed 6% electricity bill increase for 2024. Lawmakers challenge the stateowned provider to dip into cash reserves instead of raising costs for consumers amidst scrutiny over its monopoly status and profits.

politics scandal

Phed Express Roars Back into Action Over Sewage Scandal

Phed Express, the mayor of Paphos, is taking legal action against companies involved in a bribery scandal linked to sewage projects, while Central Bank Governor Constantinos Herodotou faces criticism for late implementation of European Banking Authority criteria in credit supervision. The controversies surrounding these figures highlight the ongoing struggle for integrity and accountability in public institutions in Cyprus.

politics modernization

Alexandra Attalides Aligns with Volt Cyprus

Alexandra Attalides has joined Volt Cyprus to advocate for modernity, combat corruption, and counter farright ideologies. She aims to resolve the Cyprus issue using innovative methods, integrate ordinary people into the democratic process, and achieve social justice within economic stability while prioritizing human rights and environmental stewardship.

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