Author Archives: Maria Hadjipolycarpou

About Maria Hadjipolycarpou

Columbia University, Lecturer, Program in Hellenic Studies, Classics Department. Primary Blog: http://cypriotinwonderland.wordpress.com/

Cyprus and the European Union: A Savior and its Double

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Cyprus parliament’s vote wasn’t the end of the Cypriot financial adventure. In order to understand the dynamics of Europe and Cyprus in regards to the bail out plan, … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism in a Post-Democratic Society

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Today, it seems that the Northern European countries’ financial goals stand above the decisions of individual nation-members, especially those in the South. This is apparent from the eradication … Continue reading

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A History of Cypriot Multiculturalism

This post is part of a series on the Cypriot financial crisis. Cyprus has been representing for centuries what the European Union aims towards: to be a place of free movement and neutral identity, a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural community. Cyprus has … Continue reading

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The “No” of Cyprus

This is the first out of a series of four pieces written about the Cypriot financial crisis. On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. … Continue reading

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Cyprus and the European Union: A Savior and its Double

On March 19, 2013, the members of the Cypriot Parliament were called to make a decision that could have changed the lives of Europeans forever. The Parliament was asked to accept or reject the bailout plan set by the European Central Bank, … Continue reading

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“I could never be the poet of one country”

These are the words of Mehmet Yashin, a writer from Cyprus who is going to give a talk at the U of Michigan with the title: “Writing in a Mediterranean Island. In-Between Languages and Literary Spaces.”  The talk is taking … Continue reading

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