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VANISHING CYPRUS (and GREECE): DEATH of DEMOCRACY

After last week’s Referendum euphoria authorizing the Tsipras government to negotiate with the Eurogroup on the premise not to accept additional Mnimonios, I felt proud to be a Greek! I truly believed that Greece would shine again and protect the people against a cleptocratic banking system that has ruined the nation and brought misery to millions. I also believed that ... Read More »

A new threat for Cyprus

Do the Turkish Cypriot leadership, or even the Turkish Cypriots themselves, truly want to reach a solution to reunite the island or not? ANDREAS C CHRYSAFIS 4 July 2014 It looks as if darker clouds are on the way. The present Cyprus talks are turning out to be a fiasco and may soon collapse unless Ankara’s mouthpiece Mr Eroglu starts ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: DEMOCRACY v BANKS

By Andreas C Chrysafis June, 2015 (No 75) © Greece and the new Tsipras government have been facing a brutal attack by IMF EU-Troika lenders. A classic economic war has ensued between a lender and a borrower; with the lender attempting to assert its authority and the borrower demanding loan renegotiation to meet the economic crisis of the day! Under ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: A POLITICAL FEAST

By Andreas C Chrysafis May, 2015 (No 74) © There is a strange steaming concoction being brewed deep inside the political cauldrons of conspiracy. The offer on the menu today is a little island nestled at the far end of the Eastern Mediterranean. While the masterminds are vying for a good table seat, the “food tasters” are nibbling away to ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: The Mousetrap of Banking

By Andreas C Chrysafis April, 2015 (No 73) © Pick up a stone off the ground, turn it upside down and one soon discovers another thriving virus of corruption lurking under it. To the dismay of citizens, a fine web of dishonesty has deeply infiltrated into the social structure of the island. In the absence of Rule of Law, and ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Poverty in Cyprus

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 72) © In the absence of true democracy and justice, the misconception that people elect a government in the interest of the people is a fallacy and more so today than ever before. The ideals of direct democracy were never applied as envisioned by the great minds and forefathers of democracy. Historically, events ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Cyprus–Russian Link and IS extremism

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 70) © The geopolitical changes in the Eastern Mediterranean have become like shifting sand; land is gained and lands are lost; souls vanquish and lives perish at each day’s passing! With the Assad ‘regime change” and Jihad atrocities in Syria and Iraq, stability its shaky to say the least. Evidently, accordingly to military ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GREEK EXIT FROM EURO!

By Andreas C Chrysafis February, 2015 (No 69) There is a serious political and economic clash going on deep inside the chambers of the EU. The newly elected Tsipras government has triggered a tsunami that may not be so easily contained. The northern states dominated by Germany and braced by the ECB have now also regressed to blackmailing tactics. What ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: BROKEN PROMISES – NEW YEAR 2015

By Andreas C Chrysafis January 1, 2015 (No 67) © Many people would make New Year’s resolutions and hardly any of them will be kept or come to fruition. One may say, “so be it”. And so, life goes on full of broken promises. In fact Cypriot citizens are drowned by such promises that never materialize: The EU promised us ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLOBAL RELIGION – RULE of LAW

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 66) © Among the ashes of despair there is always a glimmer of hope that one day, a day will come when common sense will prevail to stop the burning of children on the alter of peoples’ hatreds and deficiencies. Today, violence seems to have mutated into barbarity; all in the name of ... Read More »