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21-12-2018 13:31

Joint Declaration of the 5th Israel-Cyprus-Greece Trilateral Summit, held in Beersheba, Israel, on December 20, 2018

We, Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel, Nicos Anastasiades, President of the Republic of Cyprus and Alexis Tsipras, Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic, having met today, December 20th, 2018, in Beersheba, the capital of the Negev desert and a developing center for excellence in cyber security and innovation, express our commitment to continue strengthening the cooperation between our countries in the framework of a trilateral partnership encompassing an ever-increa...

21-12-2018 09:52

Archaeological excavations at Kisonerga-Skalia, 2018

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces the completion of the 2018 season of archaeological excavations at the Bronze Age settlement of Kisonerga-Skalia near Paphos, under the direction of Dr Lindy Crewe (Director, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute). The site demonstrates a long Bronze Age sequence, and earlier Chalcolithic occupation, beginning before 2,500 BC and connected with the neighbouring Neolithic–Philia phase settleme...

20-12-2018 14:47

Statement by the US Ambassador in Israel, Mr David Friedman, during the Trilateral Summit of Israel, Greece and Cyprus

Be’er Sheva, 20 December, 2018On behalf of President Trump thank you for allowing me to say a few words.USA supports the trilateral partnership between Israel, Greece and Cyprus. This partnership is an anchor of stability in the eastern Mediterranean and is based on common interests and common values that the three countries share together with the USA.Over the past several years the trilateral partnership has advanced in important projects in a variety of fields, energy, environmental pro...

20-12-2018 12:40

Annual report on the Construction and Housing Statistics for the year 2016

The Statistical Service announces that it has published the annual report “Construction and Housing Statistics, 2016”. The report contains detailed data on the construction sector, pertaining, inter alia, to production, capital formation, inputs, new dwellings completed, building permits authorized, labour cost index and price indices of construction materials.The main developments in 2016 were:(a)    The construction sector in 2016 recorded an upwards trend. Based on the production index o...

19-12-2018 18:15

Statement to the Press by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, on the occasion of the trilateral meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Jordan and Greece

I would like to welcome my dear colleagues Ayman and George, and their accompanying delegations, to Cyprus.  It is a great pleasure for me to host our first trilateral meeting at Foreign Ministers level in Nicosia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the constructive discussions we have had that led to the adoption of the Joint Statement. Our meeting today reflects the importance we all attach to our evolving trilateral cooperation and our commitment to work together ...

19-12-2018 13:28

Social Protection Survey: 2016

Social Protection Expenditure as a percentage of the GDP: 19,1%According to the results of the Social Protection Survey, which is based on the principles and rules determined by the European System of Integrated Social PROtection Statistics (ESSPROS) the social protection expenditure in Cyprus, as a percentage of the GDP, reached 19,1% in 2016, compared to 19,9% in 2015 (Diagram 1), which corresponds to €3.530,3 million in 2016, compared to €3.532,3 million in 2015 (Table 1).Distribution o...

19-12-2018 11:20

Protocol amending the Convention for the Elimination of Double Taxation between the Government of Cyprus and the British Government

Protocol for the Elimination of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital Gains and the Prevention of Tax Evasion and Avoidance was signed today December 19, 2018 in Nicosia between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. On behalf of the Republic of Cyprus the treaty was signed by the Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades, and on behalf of the United Kingdom, by the British High Commissi...

18-12-2018 14:49

PIO Translations Section open until 11:30 a.m. on 31 December 2018 - PIO Newsroom will be closed on 1st January 2019

The Press and Information Office would like to inform the public that on Monday, 31 December 2018, the Translations Section will accept documents for translation until 11.30 a.m.After 11.30 am the Cash Desk will be closed and no payments will be accepted.The Section will continue to perform the rest of its duties normally and the public will be able to receive translated documents.Also, the Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed on 1st of January 2019 due to New Year h...

17-12-2018 17:42

Joint Declaration of the Trilateral Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Cyprus and Palestine held in Athens on December 17, 2018

Alternate Minister of Foreign Affairs of Greece, Mr. George Katrougalos, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, H.E. Mr. Nikos Christodoulides, and Minister of Foreign Affairs & Expatriates of Palestine, H.E. Dr. Riad Malki, held a trilateral meeting today in Athens.The three Ministers held a wide-ranging discussion on issues of common interest, including developments in the Middle East and their impact on the broader region, the Palestine issue, the Cyprus issue, as well as areas for fu...

17-12-2018 14:34

The Agriculture Minister, Costas Kadis, at the EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council, in Brussels

Τhe Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment, Mr Costas Kadis, at the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of the EU, in Brussels.Follow the Youtube link for the Roundtable.