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Cyprus and Greece to jointly claim EU funds for migration management

Cyprus and Greece will jointly apply for funds in the framework of the new Pact on Migration and Asylum,  Minister of the Interior Constantinos Ioannou agreed on Friday with the Greek Minister of Immigration and Asylum Dimitris Kairidis. The  two Ministers met,…

Over 1,500 of tons of aid to Gaza each week when floating pier operates, FM says

The Republic of Cyprus is in contact with all its partners as regards the resumption of transporting humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza, via the “Amalthea” maritime corridor, while money have begun to pour in the Fund that has been…

Humanitarian aid to Gaza to resume very soon, Cyprus President says

The Republic of Cyprus is in contact with the states with which it cooperates on the mission of humanitarian aid to Gaza, so that very soon, with the completion of the work done in Gaza by the US, the mission from…

New CBC Governor has all the necessary skills to succeed, says Christodoulides

Christodoulos Patsalides has “all the necessary skills” to succeed in his “extremely demanding mission” as Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC), President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides said during a ceremony on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace where the new…

Lebanon acknowledges need to deal with migration, Government Spokesperson says

Lebanon recognised the urgent need to deal with migration flows and undertook the commitment to intensify surveillance efforts to identify illegal trafficking networks, Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis said in a written statement, as President Christodoulides wrapped up his one-day visit to…

Migration situation “extremely difficult”, Cyprus FM says

Various options will be examined in order to reach some result that will be satisfactory, Cyprus’ Foreign Minister, Constantinos Kombos, said on Friday, regarding President Nikos Christodoulides’ visit to Lebanon on Monday, to discuss the migration issue with the country’s…

IMF official tells CNA Cyprus should “push ahead” with structural reforms as economy is doing well

An IMF official has called on Cyprus to exploit the good performance of the economy to push ahead and promote structural reforms that would further unlock growth potential for the Cypriot economy. In an interview with CNA on the occasion…

President will meet von der Leyen on migration, has spoken with PM of Lebanon

President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, has said that as there is a serious crisis as regards the migration issue, he spoke with the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Najib Mikati, on…

Humanitarian corridor to Gaza will continue pledges Cypriot President

The humanitarian needs are there in Gaza and the Amalthea initiative will continue, reassured on Tuesday President of the Republic Nikos Christodoulides. In a press conference with the European Parliament President, Roberta Metsola, following their visit to the Joint Rescue Coordination…

Aid ships approach Gaza, preparations underway for 3rd mission, President says

A maritime convoy with three ships carrying humanitarian aid, that departed from Larnaca port on Saturday, as part of the “Amalthea” plan for a maritime corridor to deliver aid to civilians in Gaza, will reach its destination today, President of…

Small states can give solutions to international issues, President says

Cyprus President Nikos Christodoulides pointed out that Cyprus has demonstrated that even small states, when they have clear goals and a clear orientation, can offer solutions to regional and international challenges. He was speaking on Friday morning to students of the National…

Cyprus vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Minister of Agriculture says

Cyprus is particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Dr Maria Panayiotou has said, addressing an event organized by the Department of Meteorology at the Athalassa Radiosonde Station, on the occasion of the World Meteorology…