Crisis Empties Cyprus Market Shelves

Cyprus_Super marketWith banks closed since March 15 as the government struggles to find a way to satisfy international lenders and get a 10 billion euros ($13 billion) bailout, supermarkets in some places are nearly out of food as fears built and residents were limited to 260 euros ($335) per day withdrawal at ATM’s that were running out of cash.

That was the assessment from the Cyprus Supermarkets Association’s President, Andreas Hadjiadamou. He stated that “supermarkets’ supplies are sufficient for two or three more days” and added that “if a solution will not be found soon and the banks remain closed until the beginning of next week, there are going to be problems.”

He said that “if the suppliers remain to their initial decision to supply supermarkets only with cash, there will be empty shelves in the supermarkets.” He mentioned that “there is no danger for the time being but food shortages will be probably observed if the situation remains the same until next week.”

“The danger to have empty shelves in the supermarkets is visible, bearing in mind that the suppliers will not recall their decision and will not provide us with the support needed in these particularly new developments Cyprus faces.”

A Greek supermarket chain pointed out in a statement that “having a great sense of responsibility and wishing to give important help to the Cypriots, we announce our engagement to provide Cypriot supermarkets with sufficient basic products and a constant provisioning on Greece’s behalf so that there will be no food shortages.”




  1. The Cypriots have shown they have guts to say “No” while the Greeks have been virtually spineless as usual with their corrupt PASOK & ND parties still in power sucking up to the German after both of them destroyed Greece.

    By the way, did you know IMF’s Christine Legarde’s house was searched by French Police for financial fraud for take $250 Million dollars for Sarkozy’s election campaign illegally…
    Amazing! First Strauss-Kahn, now her… what kind of Criminals are running the IMF??

  2. Well, most french politicians are corrupts and now former president Sarkozy has been accused of having profited from the senility of an old very rich lady (1st most richest person in France) : Lilian Bettancourt to finance his election.

    The juge who instruct this affair has ordered that he will go in trial iunless Sarkozy’s right hand mens find a way to avoid the procedure …

    Corruption in France is known to be huge …

  3. Sad, what is happening. It is all from our corrupt governments. They never get enough for themselves and their families.

  4. Sorry. Did you say something about “Fake” Skopian trollski?

    “Prior to the creation of a Macedonian republic in 1944,most Macedonian immigrants viewed themselves as ethnically Bulgarian and often referred to themselves as
    Macedonian-Bulgarians or simply Bulgarians.While immigration records failed to
    list Macedonians as separate category,approximately three-quarters of those
    listed as Bulgarians were‍ from the regions of Kostur and Bitola in
    Macedonia.” – James R. Grossman, University of Chicago

  5. Hey Skopian.

    are you Arvanit, Kosta, and Aleksandar Bulgadonski different morons or all the same person? How many handles are you trollski(s) using here? And how many of them do you pretend to be a Greek opposed to the government?

    If the strength of your moral arguments is so great, why do you Skopians (aka mostly ethnic Bulgarians) now constantly consciously lie….. and lie….. and lie…. and lie.. .and lie.. about your history and resort to these online manipulations? And how is it that you’ve suddenly become descendents of ancient Macedonians and your apologists don’t notice?

    In the 1990s,Macedonians speak a language codified in 1946,spoken by less than two million people, and with a very slender literature. They are members of an Orthodox Church whose authority was established by a socialist political regime in 1968.They are heirs to a 1903 revolution that until the 1940s was described by almost all sources as being BULGARIAN.
    “The history of the Balkan Peninsula” Ferdinand Schevill page 432

  6. Worldarts is anti-Pasok and anti-ND but says nothing to criticize communist Syriza. Aside from constantly rushing to their defense he hasalso, on repeated occasions, vocally supported terrorism against our elected government. Also of note, under his alter ego of “paul johnston PhD” he’s previously aligned himself with some GD posters (but without criticizing Syriza)

    Greeks communists are misled morons but they are mostly morally consistent morons. They would not claim to support GD as a method to undermine ND and Pasok.

    I can’t say for certain but his unprincipled stances while handle swapping, while obsessively daily ranting against our government while supporting exiting the EU (which is not a position of the pro-EU Syriza) suggest worldarts is non-Greek just trying to manipulate us.


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