Pass the #BufferZone, patrolled by dreary United Nations personnel, you’ll see springing to life thanks to a growing number of Cypriots concerned about their future. That is the reality.
The Home for Cooperation, built out of a dilapidated building, is now a buzzing multifunctional centre for civil society.
Here at the Open Cyprus blog we are always interested to read news and views on Cyprus coming from outside. Too often we as Cypriots look inwards for solutions. Too often we feel that our geographical location on the periphery of Europe increases the distance from our fellow Europeans. Although to be fair we could do with a few more flights to and from the continent!
Our friends at europecafe have offered an overview of the political situation in Cyprus which contains a number of realities, but their piece would be more complete with a closer look at the diversity of Cyprus – as a country and as a people. So here at Open Cyprus we would like to supplement the picture with our own experience of Cyprus, by going ‘local’, as for most of us the politics being played on the international arena were, are, and will remain well…
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