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Cyprus sends two firefighting aircraft to Greece through rescEU mechanism

Two firefighting aircraft and support staff is being sent from Cyprus to Greece through the EU’s Civil Protection Mechanism, to assist in efforts to put out the wildfires there, Cyprus’ Civil Defence said in a written statement. Following a decision…

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Nicosia condemns incidents in buffer zone, diplomatic efforts underway

Nicosia has condemned incidents that took place on Friday morning in the buffer zone in Pyla area, as UN peacekeepers were attacked while blocking construction works by the Turkish Cypriot puppet regime. Furthermore the government of the Republic of Cyprus added that it…

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Government is working to prevent Turkish plans in Pyla, Spokesman says

The government of Cyprus is working to prevent the Turkish plans that attempt a very serious violation of the status quo in the area of Pyla, Government Spokesman Konstantinos Letymbiotis has stressed. In a written statement, he notes that the…

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GDP growth at 2.1% in Q2 2023

GDP growth rate in real terms during the second quarter of 2023 is positive and it is estimated at 2.1% over the corresponding quarter of 2022, according to a flash estimate by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Wednesday. In particular,…

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Cyprus celebrates the Dormition of Virgin Mary amidst a heatwave

Cyprus celebrates on Tuesday the Dormition of Virgin Mary, a religious and bank holiday, amidst a heatwave, with many flocking to the beach or mountain resorts, and with authorities issuing warnings about increased traffic in some areas, and overcrowded picnic…

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Forty-nine years since the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Today marks the forty-ninth anniversary since the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, during which the Turkish military forces that invaded the island on July 20, 1974, seized more areas of the Republic of Cyprus, forcing hundreds of…

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Eurostat: 81% of recent graduates in Cyprus were employed in 2022

In 2022, 81% of recent graduates from secondary and higher education aged 20 – 34 in Cyprus were employed (82% in the EU), according to data shared by Eurostat ahead of International Youth Day on August 12th. From 2014 to…

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Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots to sail together around divided Cyprus

Sailors from the two communities, members of the bi-communal Cyprus Sailing Group “Winds of Change”, will sail together around the divided Cyprus. According to a statement by the Municipality of Larnaca, Mayor Andreas Vyras recently met with representatives of the…

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Nicosia in consultations with Moscow over Russian presence in Turkish-occupied areas

Cyprus’ Foreign Ministry says that the Republic of Cyprus had in the past and continues to have consultations with the Russian Federation as regards the issue of a possible Russian presence in the Turkish-occupied areas of the Republic for the…

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Ministers praise close ties with Israel expressing gratitude for assistance

Cyprus Ministers hailed the close relations with Israel and expressed their gratitude for its support and assistance to put out fires in Limassol district. On Wednesday a small event took place to thank the crews for their valuable assistance, at…

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Decision to digitally unify Cypriot findings of Swedish Archaeological Mission

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Albin Kurti, has announced that he has appointed KSF colonel Ejup Macedonci to the position of Minister of Defense. Prime Minister Kurti announced in a post on Facebook that he has accepted the resignation of…

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Limassol fire delineated at 8.5 sq km, situation subject to change ministers say

The fire in Limassol district has been contained but there are some reignitions and water is being dropped with aerial means, said Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment Minister Petros Xenophontos on Monday, adding that the burnt land area has been…