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Government introduces scheme for implementation of ISO standard for corruption

The Cabinet approved on Wednesday the promotion of a Scheme addressed to organisations of the public, broader public and private sector, for the development and implementation of the ISO 37001 Standard, an internationally recognised Standard against bribery and corruption. A…

President expresses great satisfaction with Strategic Dialogue agreement with the US

President of the Republic, Nikos Christodoulides, has expressed great satisfaction with the agreement for the institutionalization of a Strategic Dialogue between the Republic of Cyprus and the United States of America reached during the visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs,…

Half of Cyprus beaches may be destroyed in 50 years, Dr G. Zittis tells CNA

If current rates of greenhouse gas emissions continue and no action is taken in time, the rise in sea levels is expected to destroy about 50% of Cyprus’ beaches in the next 50 years, George Zittis, Associate Research Scientist at The Cyprus…

Cyprus President to participate in Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland

Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides will be travelling to Switzerland on Saturday afternoon to attend the Ukraine Peace Summit in Burgenstock. The Director of his press office Victoras Papadopoulos says in a written statement that the President will address the Summit on…

Defence Minister-NG Chief highlight Rafnar vessel’s importance for SAR operations

Defence Minister Vassilis Palmas and the Chief of the National Guard Georgios Tsitsikostas highlighted the importance of adding a 40-foot Rafnar vessel to the Navy Command’s fleet donated from Safe Bulkers Inc. in terms of search and rescue operations and the upgrading…

Paphos fire still raging, authorities activate Icarus-II plan to contain blaze

The forest fire that broke out yesterday in Paphos District was still raging on Wednesday afternoon, with Fire Service Spokesperson Andreas Kettis reporting reignitions in the area between the communities of Polemi and Kourdakas later during the day. In his…

Cyprus sees changes in its European Parliament political representation

Political representation to the European Parliament in Cyprus has changed following the European elections of June 9 since, for the first time an independent candidate has won a seat, leftwing AKEL managed to elect only one MEP instead of two…

More than 150kg of garbage collected from beaches across Cyprus

Six clean-up campaigns on various beaches in Cyprus were carried out on the occasion of World Oceans Day and World Environment Day on 5 June. Participants collected more than 150kg of garbage in less than an hour of cleaning each…

Heatwave continues throughout Cyprus, orange warning in effect

Temperatures on Friday are expected to reach 44 degrees Celsius as an orange warning comes into effect at 1100. The heatwave in the Mediterranean island continues today with the orange warning until 17.00. Inland maximum temperature is expected to rise…

Cyprus faces power strain as unseasonal heatwave drives demand

An unseasonal heatwave in Cyprus has driven electricity demand to high levels, placing significant pressure on the country’s power grid. Spokesperson for the Cyprus Transmission System Operator (TSOC) Chara Kousiappa, told the Cyprus News Agency that current electricity demand was  reaching…

FM wraps up visit to Egypt with meeting with Arab League Secretary General

Minister of Foreign Affairs Constantinos Kombos held a meeting on Wednesday with Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit in the framework of his working visit to Egypt. According to an official press release, Kombos  and Gheit exchanged…

Cyprus has the fastest growing startup ecosystem, in the top 50 countries globally

The Deputy Ministry of Research has announced that Cyprus has achieved the largest jump in the Startup Blink Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2024, climbing nine spots to 45th. According to a press release by the Deputy Ministry for Research, in the…