In today’s episode, trade unions representing workers at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus have announced measures as of next week that could potentially lead to rolling power cuts, including over Christmas during periods of peak power usage.

The government has in turn accused the unions of misleading the public while hinting at strong action of its own.

In other news, the House on Thursday gave the nod to the state budget for fiscal year 2023, in what was parliament’s final act of the year before going into mandatory recess ahead of the coming presidential elections.

Elsewhere, President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar have agreed to meet again following their brief discussion during a reception at Ledra Palace, government announced on Thursday.

All this and more in the Cyprus Beat briefing brought to you by the Cyprus Mail.