The European Commission Presents New Industrial Strategy For A Globally Competitive, Green And Digital Europe

The European Commission Presents New Industrial Strategy For A Globally Competitive, Green And Digital Europe

The European Commission presented a new strategy to help Europe's industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership. The strategy aims to drive Europe's competitiveness and its strategic autonomy at a time of moving geopolitical plates and increasing global competition. The package of initiatives outlines a new approach to European industrial...
International Wednesday, 11 March, 2020
BREXIT: A New Dawn for Europe

BREXIT: A New Dawn for Europe

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union tonight, the leaders of the EU's three main institutions Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission, Charles Michel, President, European Council & David Maria Sassoli, President, European Parliament, issued the following joint statement, as published by the European Council, Council of the European Union: A...
International Monday, 03 February, 2020
No Brexit bashes for British expats in Cyprus

No Brexit bashes for British expats in Cyprus

On Friday Britain will exit the EU at 11pm GMT to a party in Parliament Square in London attended by Brexiteer pioneer Nigel Farage, a lightshow and a count-down clock projected onto Downing Street. The date, January 31, also coincides perfectly with the end of Dry January, leaving many in the UK planning to attend pub parties and other gatherings to celebrate or mourn the end...
International Thursday, 30 January, 2020
Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Waste Have Fallen In the EU

Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Waste Have Fallen In the EU

Between 1995 and 2017, greenhouse gas emissions from waste in the EU have fallen by 42%, according to estimates by the European Environmental Agency. The amount of emissions from waste depends on how the waste is treated. For example, when waste is landfilled, the organic material in the waste decomposes and produces gas. The reduction in emissions from solid waste dispos...
International Friday, 24 January, 2020
Renewable Power Is Only Part of the Solution to Meet Net-Zero Targets

Renewable Power Is Only Part of the Solution to Meet Net-Zero Targets

To meet net-zero targets, investment is needed not just in renewable generation, but also in the electrification of transport and heat, hydrogen power and smart grid infrastructure, according to the 54th EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI). EY’s report highlights how the deployment of key technologies, such as distributed energy resources, electric v...
International Wednesday, 15 January, 2020
British royals feel hurt by the way Harry and Meghan quit

British royals feel hurt by the way Harry and Meghan quit

Britain’s royal family is hurt and disappointed by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s surprise announcement that they will step back from their senior roles and spend more time in North America, a royal source said. Harry and Meghan’s decision to step away from royal duties sent shock waves through the royal family as neither Queen Elizabeth nor Prince Charle...
International Friday, 10 January, 2020
Australian bushfires: How climate change and other factors worsen fires

Australian bushfires: How climate change and other factors worsen fires

Experts say Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged because of climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather. And these fires are so extreme that they are triggering their own thunderstorms. Here are a few questions and answers about the science behind the Australian wildfires that so far have burned about 5 million hectares...
International Tuesday, 07 January, 2020
Cyprus tops UK Post Office survey for winter sun bargains

Cyprus tops UK Post Office survey for winter sun bargains

Cyprus and Canary Isles have topped the chart for best value New Year holiday bargains, according to the latest UK Post Office Survey. Orlando and Dubai are cheapest long haul destinations, while Mauritius and Jamaica lead destinations where sterling is strongest – but their prices are highest among the 12 destinations surveyed, the Post Office said in a statement. Desp...
International Friday, 27 December, 2019
Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to “get Brexit done”

Johnson eyes parliament vote before Christmas to “get Brexit done”

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will “get Brexit done” by Jan. 31 and then agree a new trade deal with the European Union by the end of 2020, cabinet office minister Michael Gove said on Sunday, vowing to deliver on the government’s top priority. Johnson and his team were triumphant last week when he won a commanding majority of 80 at an early election h...
International Tuesday, 17 December, 2019
United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union. After failing to deliver Brexit by an Oct. 31 deadline, Johnson called the Dec. 12 election to break what he cast as political paraly...
International Thursday, 12 December, 2019
FUTURE OF GAS IN EUROPE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CYPRUS

FUTURE OF GAS IN EUROPE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR CYPRUS

This was the subject of presentations by European Commission (EC) senior officials at a number of recent gas conferences. Not surprisingly the key messages for the future of gas in Europe were quite similar: The new EC is driving new green policies Natural gas has a future role in Europe but it must be decarbonised Smart integration of electricity and gas is essential to e...
International Thursday, 05 December, 2019
USA Today: Cyprus is the next big under-the-radar vacation destination

USA Today: Cyprus is the next big under-the-radar vacation destination

Greece may be a perennial hotspot, but it’s far from the only Mediterranean gem worth noting. Looking to expand your travel horizons? It's time to set your sights on Cyprus. Originally settled by Mycenaean Greeks, the island nation offers archaeological ruins, ornate churches, and mouth-watering traditional cuisine. Add to that stunning natural scenery. Another benefit ...
International Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
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