There are many stories of Cypriots leaving Cyprus as children and losing touch with friends, family or neighbours for decades.
Cyprus is a small island which has had massive numbers of its population emigrate, due to poverty in the 50s & 60s then another 200,000+ after the Turkish invasion of 1974, making Cyprus the nation with the highest proportion of its population (regardless of ethnic group) living abroad in the world. Continue reading “Vasilia & Vavilas Re-Visited”
The foreign ministers of France and Germany have proposed creating a “European superstate” limiting the powers of individual members following Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU, Polish public broadcaster TVP Info has reported.
German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier
The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”.
Under the radical proposals EU countries will lose the right to have their own army, criminal law, taxation system or central bank, with all those powers being transferred to Brussels. Continue reading “New EU ‘superstate plan’”
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a series of trade negotiations being carried out mostly in secret between the EU and US. As a bi-lateral trade agreement, TTIP is about reducing the regulatory barriers to trade for big business, things like food safety law, environmental legislation, banking regulations and the sovereign powers of individual nations. It is, as John Hilary, Executive Director of campaign group War on Want, said: “An assault on European and US societies by transnational corporations.” Continue reading “What is TTIP?”
We MUST LEAVE!
We were dragged in the the EU by HEATH, supported ironically by Thatcher. He KNEW it was not just a common market, but he LIED. The EU is an ELITIST monstrosity. It is seeking to destroy any feeling of national identity, it is controlled by a corrupt, un-elected committee and it is is bursting at the seams with failure. It is the ONLY economic block to have had ZERO growth in the last TEN YEARS, it actually does not have that many trade agreements, even Switzerland has more Continue reading “BREXIT – Why we should STAY OUT!”
Lexit the Movie: there is a big lie we want to challenge, and we need your help to do it, and we need to do it fast.
Politicians and journalists up and down the country have a simple message for you: voting Leave is for eccentric Tories and nationalist UKIPers. Voting Remain is for decent, progressive, internationalist Labour folk.
This is a falsehood, a very big one. And we’re going to make a film to explain why.
We are the Labour Leave campaign group, run by Labour MPs, campaigning to leave the EU on June 23rd. Continue reading “Lexit the Movie”
Medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries, built on top of stunning sandstone peaks. Continue reading Meteora, Greece
The city of Luxembourg proper was founded in 963, and its strategic position soon promised it a great fate. Luxembourg was at the crossroad of Western Europe and became heavily fortified, and you can still see the extensive city walls and towers that are its most distinctive cityscape. Due to its key position, Luxembourg was raised up to a Duchy that included a much larger territory that stretched in present-day Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and France. The powerful Habsburg family kept its hand on it until the late Renaissance times.
Continue reading “Luxembourg”