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EU promotes actions to protect LGBTI community

 “The rights of LGBTI individuals constitute fundamental rights of individuals and the Republic of Cyprus is bound by European and international conventions to ensure...

Stefanos Ioannou: “NGOs in every country of the EU are fighting for LGBTI rights”

Despite the rise of the far-right in Europe, many countries in the continent have managed to take steps forward regarding LGBTI rights. In an interview...

Parperis: ‘slow’ progress in combatting homophobia in Cyprus

There is progress in combatting homophobia in Cyprus, though it is slower than it could be, Demetris Parperis, a volunteer and instructor for the...

Annual Pride festival underway

Under the central theme, “Stand With Pride” the 2019 Pride festival got underway in Cyprus on May 11 culminating with the Gay pride parade...

Zacharias Theophanous: Cyprus lagging on LGBTI rights

Cyprus has slipped down the rankings of ILGA Europe on LGBTI rights, Ioannis Zacharias Theophanous, a member of the board of Accept Cyprus, told...

Equality Allies at Work: Everyone can be an ally

Everyone can be an ally of someone else. This is one of the positive messages to emerge from the newly launched three year programme...

Erman Dolmaci: EU funding is crucial for LGBTI+ people in the north

Erman Dolmacı, coordinator of Queer Cyprus Association and post-graduate student at The Cyprus Institute explains how the E.U. supports LGBTI+ people in the occupied...

EU helps effort to fight homophobia in schools

An EU funded programme against homophobic bullying Combating HOMophoBic And Transphobic bullying in schools - HOMBAT has shown the extent of the problem in...

EU a good ally for Cyprus LGBTI community

Cyprus has made significant progress as regards LGBTI rights in the past few years, but more needs to be done, says the new president...

Gender identity bill moves closer

A bill that will make it possible for people to change their gender identity on public documents is moving forward. The bill underwent public...

Top Stories

No private vehicles on forest roads until August 17 to prevent fires

  The Agriculture Ministry has prohibited the movement of private vehicles on mountainous forest roads as of today and up until Monday August 17, as...

Massive blaze in Dora-Kouklia out of control on many fronts-Arson investigated

  A massive blaze between the villages of Dora and Kouklia in the Limassol and Paphos districts, continued on many fronts, with dozens of firefighters...

Five Covid patients at Famagusta hospital

  Five Covid-19 patients are currently being treated at the Famagusta General Hospital, the reference institution for the disease. The fifth patient was admitted last night. According...

Authorities intensify Covid controls

  Authorities have intensified Covid-19 inspections in businesses, conducting 1150 checks across Cyprus on possible violations in accordance with relevant Health Ministry directives to prevent...

Cyprus teams continue search and rescue effort in Beirut (update)

  Members of the Cyprus Special Disaster Unit and the Police Mobile Action Unit are on ground zero in Beirut, taking part in the search...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...