EU asks food shops to act 'responsibly' on prices

EUROPE’S FARM chief called on retailers yesterday not to make EU consumers pay excessively for staple foods such as bread and milk despite recent surges in international grain and dairy markets.

Two crew missing as Cypriot Salamis Glory rams fishing boat

THE Cypriot cruise ship Salamis Glory rammed into a fishing vessel coming out of the Israeli port of Haifa late last night leaving two of the trawler crew missing.

The fishing boat sank off the Israeli coast after colliding with the Salamis Glory, Israel’s Magen David Adom ambulance service told Reuters.

Plans afoot for village reconstruction

A FIVE-MEMBER ministerial committee will deal with all the practical issues deriving from the government’s decision to undertake the cost of rebuilding Artemida village in the Peloponnese, which was razed by the ongoing forest fires in Greece.

Minister says price hike are nothing out of ordinary

COMMERCE Minister Antonis Michaelides yesterday accused opposition parties of creating undue anxiety among consumers by exaggerating and dramatising recent price hikes.

Michaelides warned that by misleading the public there was a danger of creating wrong impressions which could result in further price increases and creating a problem where none existed.

Looking out for children’s rights

LAW COMMISSIONER and head of human rights’ support group ETHNOPAD Leda Koursoumba has been appointed Commissioner for Children’s Rights.

Koursoumba’s new mission imposed by the Cabinet is to defend and promote children’s rights.

Wanted man

POLICE HAVE issued an arrest warrant for a Nicosia man in connection with fraud and theft to the tune of nearly £60,000. A statement said that Costas Michaelides, a.k.a. Ecevit was wanted for the theft of property worth £7,000 and for stealing three cheque books which he used to write £50,000 worth of fraudulent cheques. Anyone who might know of his whereabouts should call 1460.