By Socrates Joachim firstname.lastname@example.org
The column, with the help of well-known astrologers, who … for obvious reasons wanted to remain anonymous, presents you the most important events that will take place in the Cypriot economy per month, in 2022. Read all the details about the ministers who will resign , for the banks to be acquired, the local government reform and much more.
The Minister of Finance, Konstantinos Petridis, announces in a press conference his decision to resign from his position, since he intends to claim the position of the candidate for President of the Republic through the electoral congress of the party. Nikos Christodoulidis is appointed new Minister of Finance, while the position of Minister of Foreign Affairs is taken over by the Deputy President of DISY, Haris Georgiadis.
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AGASTINIOTIS
On the 14th of the month, on Valentine's Day, the Minister of Finance, Nikos Christodoulidis, announces his resignation from the position of the Minister of Finance, in order to claim the position of the President of the Republic as an independent candidate. Christodoulos Agastiniotis, the president of KEVE, is appointed new Minister of Finance, something for which the general manager of OEB, Michalis Antoniou, celebrated by drinking his favorite beer in his office.
The new Minister of Finance, Christodoulos Agastiniotis, announces his intention to start the privatization process of Cyta, something that provoked the furious reaction of DIPA MP Aleko Tryfonidis. In the same month, the Deputy Minister of Tourism Savvas Perdios announces the decision to extend the subsidized vacation plan for residents of Cyprus until August 2028.
NATIONAL MINIMUM SALARY
A few days before Easter, the Minister of Labor and Social Insurance Zeta Aimilianidou announces in a press conference the introduction of a national minimum wage at € 1,000. The employers' organizations spoke about the crucifixion of the companies shortly before Easter in a joint announcement, with the unions responding succinctly, also in their joint announcement, that after the Crucifixion the Resurrection follows.
BANK ACQUISITION PROPOSALS
Eurobank announced its intention to submit a public takeover bid for Hellenic Bank. Elliniki, for its part, announced its intention to acquire Bank of Cyprus, emphasizing in an announcement that was welcomed positively by ELAM that Cyprus is Greek. ETYK clarified in a statement that it will not accept any merger, if the jobs are not secured, clarifying its readiness to take strike measures in case they ignore it. The CSE, for its part, announced the suspension of trading of bank shares, until the situation is clarified.
THE MUNICIPALITIES ARE INCREASING TO 45
The new proposal of the government for the reform of the local self-government was submitted to the House of Representatives by the Minister of Interior Nikos Nouris. The new bill provides for the increase of the number of Municipalities from 30 today to 45, in order not to disturb the party balances and the acquis of the parties. The new municipalities that emerge, based on the proposal of the government, are: Defteras-Psimolofos, Kokkinotrimithias, Paliometochos, Paleochori-Agros, Kyperountas-Pelendriou, Chlorakas, Argakas, Polystypou-Alonas, Aska-Fterikoudou, Aska-Fterikoudou Lythrodonta-Mathiati, Kiti-Pervolia, Lagouderon-Saradi and Kannavia-Agia Irini. The proposal seems to secure the unanimous support of all parties, which are talking about the victory of the Republic.
THE ELECTRIC BIKE OF KAROUSOS
The Minister of Transport, Giannis Karousos, announced his intention to become the first minister in Cyprus to go to his workplace by electric bicycle. Mr. Karousos, however, kept his promise for only two days, because he had obviously forgotten the important detail that he is a resident of Ayia Napa. In a new press conference, he clarifies that he will use the electric bicycle for his travels within Nicosia, adding that he will soon use the electric car for his other travels.
FLIGHTS TO USA – AUSTRALIA
The intention of the low-cost airline Ryan Air to operate direct flights from Larnaca airport to that of New York, announced in a press conference Hermes Airports. In the same month, in response to this move, Wizz Air announced its intention for direct flights from Larnaca to the Australian capital, Canberra. If we were not closed, we would already be making these itineraries, commented the former president of Cobalt Air, Grigoris Diakou, in a post on Twitter.
ARCHBISHOP HOTEL FOR “STRAIGHT” COUPLES
The intention to build the first hotel in the world that will host exclusively “straight” couples, announced in a televised interview the head of the Church of Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos B. After the reactions provoked by this statement, the Archbishop clarified that the couples they want to get on the “right path”, as he described it, they will be welcome at the hotel for accommodation, provided they will be properly dressed.
STATE BUDGET IN PARLIAMENT
The Minister of Finance Christodoulos Agastiniotis submits to the Speaker of the Parliament Annita Dimitriou the state budget of 2023. DIKO clarifies that in order to vote on the budget, means and proposals of all the candidates for President of the Republic must be incorporated. of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis. DIKO's proposal ensures the majority of the Parliament and results in the degradation of the Cypriot economy by the international rating agencies, as the numbers do not come out.
ADROPOS AND THE VACCINATION GATE
The inclusion of the titles of its new hotel exclusively for straight couples in the New Market of the Cyprus Stock Exchange, announced the Archdiocese. The new hotel will be called ADROPOS, it will be 5 stars, with 400 beds, and it will be built in the area of Kissonerga. In the same month, there are problems in the vaccination portal, in all those who tried to arrange an appointment for the 7th dose of the vaccine, in the effort to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. “It does not matter how many times you fall, but being able to get up”, commented in a succinct post on twitter the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Technology Kyriakos Kokkinos.
THE CARTEL AND THE CRYPTONE
The decision to impose a cartel on the prices of meat, milk and fuel was announced in an extraordinary interview by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Natasa Pileidou. The Butchers 'Association in a statement emphasizes that in February in the Presidential parties the parties will look for rifles but will not find them, while the Butchers' Association notes that some candidates will not have enough money to go to the second round of the Presidential. In the same month, Finance Minister Christodoulos Agastiniotis announced the government's decision to accept payments and debts to the state through cryptocurrencies.
* The above are a product of fiction and if any happen in reality the column will not bear any responsibility. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all, with health and humor in our lives.