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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…

Cyprus, Estonia Presidents agree on further deepening cooperation

The similarities between Cyprus and Estonia, despite their geographical distance, noted on Wednesday in Nicosia, Cyprus President, Nikos Christodoulides, and his Estonian counterpart, Alar Karis, after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, as well as their agreement to further deepen…

European Affairs Minister discusses EU Presidency with Hungarian counterpart

The preparation of the Republic of Cyprus for assuming the Presidency of the EU Council in 2026, issues related to the European agenda, regional developments, the current situation in the Cyprus issue, as well as EU-Turkey relations were among the…

Cypriot economy gathers momentum, inflation to drop to 2% this year, CBC says

The Cypriot economy will register a growth rate of 2.8% in 2024, the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC) said on Friday, upgrading its December projection by 0.2%, citing more optimistic assumptions in domestic demand which have offset less favourable projections on…

Migration agreement with Lebanon the next EU challenge says Schinas

The next challenge for the European Union is an agreement on migration with Lebanon, said Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, adding that there is real political will towards this direction. In joint statements with the Interior Minister of…

Amalthea forum in Larnaca aims to maximise operational capacity, Cypriot FM says

The aim of Thursday’s meeting of senior officials about the “Amalthea” initiative is to see how we can max up our operational capacity, said Foreign Affairs Minister Constantinos Kombos. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the meeting, held with 36…

Conservation work at Arif Bey Aqueduct in Afania complete

Conservation work at the Arif Bey Aqueduct in Afania by the Technical Committee for Cultural Heritage has been completed, a project that has been fully funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…

Government condemns Erdοgan’s remarks on Cyprus

Government Spokesperson Konstantinos Letymbiotis described on Tuesday remarks by the Turkish President on Cyprus as condemnable, unacceptable and provocative. Recep Tayip Erdogan claimed that the whole of Cyprus would have fallen to Turkey if the invasion did not stop. Cyprus has…

Cyprus’ 16th post-programme surveillance to begin on Tuesday

Cyprus’ 16th post-programme surveillance begins next Tuesday, focusing on the public finances, the prospects of the Cypriot economy and the state of play in the banking sector. According to reliable sources, the four-day meetings with the Cypriot authorities will cover the…

“Open Arms” ship expected to arrive in Gaza on Friday, Foreign Ministry says

The ship “Open Arms” that is transporting humanitarian aid to Gaza, is expected to reach its destination before noon on Friday, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, Theodoros Gotsis, told CNA on Thursday. A second ship is at the port of…

Job vacancies spiked by an annual 54% in in Q4 2023

Job vacancies in Cyprus spiked by 54% year on year in the fourth quarter of 2023 reaching 12,038, the Statistical Service of Cyprus (Cystat) said on Wednesday. Compared with the third quarter of 2023, the number of job vacancies declined by…

Cypriot films stand out internationally, Culture Deputy Ministry says

A series of recent successes of Cypriot cinema in the international commercial and festival scene highlight the creative contribution of Cypriot film projects internationally, the Deputy Ministry of Culture has said. In a press release the Deputy Ministry refers to the fact that director-producer…