Thursday April 17, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
15o C
11o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Church of Cyprus to preach Russians against leaving

Archbishop of Cyprus Chrysostomos announced he will hold meetings with Russian entrepreneurs who invest on the island to avert their departure. He added that Cypriots should also learn to live a tighter life.

The leader of the Church of Cyprus said after the Sunday mass in Nicosia that on Thursday he is going to host a dinner with the chiefs of Russian companies that are active in Cyprus to convince them against taking their money away from the island so that the situation does not deteriorate further.

He added that he intends to remind them that their capital has for a long time been growing through interest, they have benefitted from their presence in Cyprus and that had they gone to another country the interest they would have got would have been just above zero.

Chrysostomos reiterated that the previous government, of Demetris Christofias, should stand trial for bringing the country to this dire financial situation. They should all be punished, he stated.

He went on to say that Cypriot people have got used to living comfortably, and should now learn to live on tighter budgets as well.

Church of Cyprus is the islands biggest investor and the major stakeholder in the countrys third bank, Hellenic, which is far healthier than Bank of Cyprus and Cyprus Popular Bank (also known as Laiki).

It has traditionally been involved in Cypriot politics,since Archbishop Makarios led the Greek Cypriot community's effort for its liberation from British colonial rule in the 1950s and the island's unification with Greece.

ekathimerini.com , Sunday March 24, 2013 (11:53)  
National Bank of Greece plans senior unsecured bond sale
Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
Euro award institutions choose Greece
Mission to woo Russian visitors
Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speakers wife
A homemade explosive device on Thursday destroyed the car of deputy Parliament Speaker Giorgos Kalantzis's [photo] wife. The vehicle was parked outside the couple's home in Kavala, northern ...
Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
Laid off cleaning ladies wearing crowns of thorns on Thursday protested outside the Finance Ministry in Athens, local media said. Demonstrators reportedly waved banners against the job cuts ...
Inside News
SOCCER
Greek soccer turns fishier than ever
Soccer in Greece reached new lows in scenes unseen since the national teams triumph in Euro 2004, as PAOK and Olympiakos served up a cup semifinal with PAOK emerging as the winner and the s...
BASKETBALL
Greens within a whisker of upsetting CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos came mighty close to snatching home advantage from CSKA Moscow in Game 1 of the Euroleague play-offs on Wednesday, but eventually succumbed to its host in Russia in overtime, w...
Inside Sports
EDITORIAL
Transparency of political party funding
Ensuring transparency in the funding of political parties and the manner in which they choose to spend their funds are crucial to the smooth functioning of our democracy. After all, most of ...
COMMENTARY
Historical baggage
In Ukraine, which is on the brink of civil war, its not just whether the former Soviet republic will join the Western camp or retain a neutral status reminiscent of Finland before the break...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. National Bank of Greece plans senior unsecured bond sale
2. Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speakers wife
3. Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
4. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
5. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
6. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
more news
Today
This Week
1. Ground-breaking Good Friday mass signals thaw in Cyprus
2. Seven arrested over Toumba violence
3. Mayoral candidates clash over Athens mosque plans
4. Greece startup leaders say they cant break jobless cycle alone
5. Wearing crowns of thorns, cleaning ladies hold protest at Finance Ministry
6. Homemade bomb targets car of deputy Parliament speaker's wife
Today
This Week
1. Bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece
2. Time to take a hard look at debt sustainability, says OECD chief
3. For faith and country
4. CCTV footage from Nigrita Prison shows signs of inmate torture [Video]
5. Car bomb explodes outside Greek Central Bank building, no one hurt [Update]
6. Samaras sees no need for third bailout
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.