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14-08-2019 14:27

Historical discovery on the citadel of Ancient Paphos (Kouklia-Palaepaphos) by the University of Cyprus expedition

The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus (Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works) announces the completion of the 14th annual field campaign carried out by the University of Cyprus in Palaepaphos. The 2019 excavation season took place in May-June 2019; it concentrated on the plateau of Hadjiabdoulla, one kilometre east of the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia. The Palaepaphos Urban Landscape Project (PULP, for short), which has been running since 2006 under the direction of Professor ...

12-08-2019 14:20

Government Employment by category: July 2019

Total Employment: 52.069In July 2019 total government employment increased by 65 persons (0,1%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2018 and reached 52.069 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 439 persons (-1,5%). Casual staff increased by 4,9% and reached 15.318 persons compared to 14.604 persons in July 2018. Compared to July 2018 there is an increase of staff in both the Civil Service and in Education. The largest increase is observed in Education (1,2%) and more specifically ...

12-08-2019 13:52

Representative of the Communication Unit of the EEA and Norway Grants in Cyprus for the YOUTHShare project and other co-financed projects

Mr César Gimeno Rodríguez, representative of the Communication Unit of the EEA and Norway Grants, visited Cyprus for the co-financed projects implemented in Cyprus, including the YOUTHShare project, during the period 24 - 26 July 2019.The representative of the Communication Unit was welcomed by the Deputy Commissioner of the Authority for Cooperative Societies, Mr Kypros Protopapas, at a meeting held at the Authority’s headquarters in Nicosia along with the three Project Managers regarding C...

12-08-2019 13:50

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP): July 2019

Annual rate of change 0,1%In July 2019 the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices increased by 0,1% compared to the index of July 2018 while when compared to the index of June 2019 the HICP decreased by 0,4%. For the period January - July 2019, the HICP recorded an increase of 0,8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1)  Note: The HICP in Euro area for the last month is based on EUROSTAT’s estimation (flash estimate).Compared to July 2018, the largest change wa...

09-08-2019 14:15

Statement by the United Nations Spokesperson in Cyprus on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr Mustafa Akıncı and the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr Nicos Anastasiades

9 August 2019 – Today, the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı, met at the Chief of Mission’s residence in the United Nations Protected Area under the auspices of Special Representative/Deputy Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Cyprus, Ms Elizabeth Spehar.The two leaders had a sincere and constructive exchange of views and they discussed in depth the basic principles. They decided to continue engaging in the efforts undert...

09-08-2019 13:02

Foreign Trade Statistics May 2019

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)” for May 2019.The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade were:(a)      Total imports(covering total imports from third countries and from EU member states) in January-May 2019 amounted to €3.345,4 mn as compared to €3.818,7 mn in January-May 2018. Total exports (covering total exports to third countries and to EU member states) in Jan...

08-08-2019 13:05

Press release by the Department of Antiquities on the latest collapse of a section of the Venetian Walls of Nicosia

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, wishes to express its deep grief and disappointment over the latest  collapse of a section of the Venetian walls of Nicosia, a  Monument listed in  the First Schedule of the Antiquities Law since 1935. The collapse of this extensive section of the Quirini bastion follows the partial collapse of the curtain wall which occurred in the Ledra Palace area last March.This continuing destruction testifies to the deplora...

08-08-2019 12:32

Vacancy in Tersefanou Postal Agency

The Cyprus Post accepts applications from citizens of the community of Tersefanou village to take over the local postal agency in the form of assignment of duties and not employment, as well as the delivery of mail, with a remuneration of €525.00 on a monthly basis.Interested people may contact the Larnaka District Post Officer at tel. 24802450 - 24802600. Application deadline is Wednesday, 21st August 2019.(MG/SCH) 

07-08-2019 18:14

Joint Statement following the Ministerial meeting between Greece-Cyprus-Israel and the United States regarding cooperation in the field of Energy

Athens, August 7th, 2019The Energy Ministers of the Hellenic Republic, Mr Kostas Hatzidakis, the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Georgios Lakkotrypis, the State of Israel, Mr Yuval Steinitz and the Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources of the United States of America, Mr Francis Fannon, met today in Athens regarding cooperation in the field of energy, while affirming their shared commitment to promote peace, stability, security, and prosperity in the Eastern Mediterranean region.Mr Fanno...

07-08-2019 14:45

The Ethnological Museum will be closed due to conservation works

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that from the 7th of August until the 12th of August 2019, the Ethnological Museum (House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios) in Lefkosia will be closed to the public due to conservation works.(MG/II)