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12-12-2018 14:35

Τhe 12th excavation season at the site of Katalymata ton Plakoton, on the western coastline of the Akrotiri Peninsula, is concluded

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Communications and Works announces the end of the 12th excavation season at the site of Katalymata ton Plakoton, which lies on the western coastline of the Akrotiri Peninsula.The excavation is conducted under the supervision of Dr Eleni Procopiou, Senior Archaeological Officer assisted by seasonal employees (Demetriou Philippos, Theodoulou Theodoulos, Iakovides Linos, Fattas Christos, Philippou Serghios) and the support of the ass. Restorator Orphan...

12-12-2018 12:46

Intervention by Dr. Costas Kadis, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24)

Your Excellencies,Distinguished delegates,Distinguished guests,Ladies and gentlemen,I would first like to express my appreciation to the Polish Government for hosting this important event in Katowice. Ladies and gentlemen,The world’s leading climate scientists have warned that there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5οC, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of mil...

12-12-2018 11:13

The 2018 excavation season at Mazotos Shipwreck

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the successful completion of the seventh full excavation season at the 4th century BC Mazotos shipwreck was successfully completed, after four weeks of intensive fieldwork (20 September -21 October 2018). The project is conducted by the Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory (MARELab) of the Archaeological Research Unit, University of Cyprus, in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities of Cy...

12-12-2018 10:21

Address by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works Mrs Vassiliki Anastassiadou at the signing event for the establishment of the Cyprus Dendrochronology Laboratory (CDL) of the Cyprus Institute

It is a true pleasure to be with you today to celebrate the establishment of the Cyprus Dendrochronology Lab which is expected to significantly benefit the study of our monuments and will also contribute in environmental and climate studies.As the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, the ministry that oversees the department of Antiquities which is the governmental department responsible for the management and protection of the rich archaeological heritage of Cyprus and one of th...

11-12-2018 16:14

Participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the General Affairs Council of the EU

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, at the General Affairs Council of the EU, in Brussels, on 11 December 2018. For the tour de table, follow the youtube link: https://youtu.be/MhobR3xXCMg 

11-12-2018 12:19

Government labour force by category: November 2018

Government Labour Force: 51.845In November 2018 the Government labour force increased by 553 persons (1,1%) in comparison to the corresponding month of 2017 and reached 51.845 persons. Permanent staff decreased by 798 persons (-2,2%). Casual staff increased by 8,7% and reached 16.855 persons compared to 15.504 persons in November 2017. Compared to November 2017 there is an increase in all the categories of government labour force. The largest increase is observed in category Security Force...

11-12-2018 10:31

Address by the Director of the Press and Information Office, Ms Sophie Michaelides, at the 2018 Global Migration Film Festival-Cyprus

Allow me, first of all, to express my sincere congratulations to the UN International Organisation for Migration (IOM), for generously offering its services and advice to governments and migrants. It is, therefore a distinct honour and privilege for the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus to be a co-organiser of this year’s Global Migration Film Festival in Cyprus, and my personal pleasure to be part of today’s discussion, as it kicks off.Ladies and Gentlemen,A constantl...

10-12-2018 17:07

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, at the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU in Brussels

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, at the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU in Brussels, on December 10, 2018.For Roundtable, follow the YouTube link: https://youtu.be/ZdZ9P3KaueQ  

10-12-2018 15:54

The President of the Republic will address the Plenary of the European Parliament, in Strasbourg

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, leaves today for Strasbourg, where on 12 December, he will address the European Parliament Plenary session on the “Future of Europe”.President Anastasiades will hold a meeting with the President of the European Parliament Mr Antonio Tajani in the morning of 12 December, at the European Parliament, and later on, in the presence of the President of the European Commission Mr Jean Claude Juncker, he will address the Plenary. The President wi...

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