Commonwealth of Nations

Akinci warns of more tension between Cyprus and Turkish-Cypriot community if energy drilling goes ahead

The leader of the Northern Cypriot community, Mustafa Akinci warned that any attempts by the Cypriot Republic in the south to go ahead with drilling for hydrocarbons before a solution to the dispute between the two communities would lead to rising tensions. “We do not want new tensions and areas of dispute. We want to benefit through collaboration and the common wealth.

Thomas Cook: Demand by British tourists for Greece very high

Demand by British tourists for Greece is high, according to Thomas Cook, the second largest tour operator in Europe. The group announced the rise in demand for Greece by its customers contributed to the aggregate increase in its overall booking by 10%. CEO Peter Fankhauser said the group’s decision to extend its holiday offer to Greece had resulted in a rise in overall demand.