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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

122 new cases, one death announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced the death of one person due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 179,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 23 January 2021: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square 08:30-16:30 Gafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal Hall Ypsonas...

Civil servants’ trade union requests psychological support for health professionals

PASYDY, the civil servants’ trade union requested psychological support for health professionals due to the consequences of COVID-19 on their health. The trade union noted...

Scientific advisory committee to convene on Monday under President Anastasiades

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will preside on Monday morning over a meeting of the scientific advisory committee on COVID-19. According to CNA information, during the...

Polish medics depart for Slovakia to help mass testing

A group of 200 Polish medics departed for neighbouring Slovakia on Friday (January 22) to help in a week-long testing campaign in the central...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...