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9 December 2021
Newspaper reports this week have been filled with reported threats to cancel the Nordstream 2 natural gas pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, in case Russia invades Ukraine. As with so many other public policy positions taken by western countries, this is a largely symbolic gesture which will probably have little impact on the underlying situation.
16 October 2021
The Cyprus national elections of May 2021 showed that despite national outrage over corruption, there were few political consequences for the leading political parties. This article assesses public sector performance in Cyprus in terms of the role of the state in the economy, and the impunity with which responsibility for major economic disasters is avoided.
29 May 2020
The 2-month lockdown and subsequent measures to open the economy has caused significant damage to the Cypriot and world economy. This article explores how to understand risk, how to prepare for it, and the mindset needed to institutionalize it in companies and start-ups.
6 April 2020
This is a brief update on the coronavirus and its impact on tourism and the economy in Greece. Despite the laudable measures taken by the Government, Greece's high exposure to the tourism sector means that a deep recession is inevitable.
19 February 2019
One of the most frequently-asked questions I encounter is whether the Cypriot Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) is a bubble, and whether the current building boom in large construction projects in Cyprus can be continued.