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31-03-2018 09:00

Address by H.E. the President of the House of Representatives Mr Demetris Syllouris at the «CIM Summit 2018»

It is with great pleasure that I am here with you today to address the CIM Summit 2018, an event rightly regarded as a point of reference for the fields of Marketing and Management – both in Cyprus and in the rest of Europe.The CIM Summit marks this year its 11th Anniversary; a great achievement, which we are all here to celebrate. With delight and pride, I have placed this remarkable event under my auspices.The CIM Summit provides annually the opportunity to executives to learn and exchang...

30-03-2018 15:44

Elizabeth Spehar to host informal leaders’ meeting on April 16

Announcement by the Secretary-General’s Good Mission Office in Cyprus notes the following:“Today, the Deputy Special Advisor of the Secretary-General (DSASG) on Cyprus, Ms. Elizabeth Spehar has been in contact with the Greek Cypriot leader, Mr Nicos Anastasiades and the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Mustafa Akıncı.Both leaders have agreed to an informal meeting hosted by Ms. Spehar at the Chief of Mission’s residence in the buffer zone on 16th April at 7 p.m.” (ML) 

30-03-2018 12:27

Health and Hospital Statistics 2016

In-patient Discharges During 2016, 78.486 patients were treated and discharged from the general hospitals of the public sector, remaining at approximately the same levels as in 2015 (78.988). In addition, 1.481 patients were treated and discharged from Kyperounta and Polis Rural Hospitals in 2016 compared to 1.564 in 2015, recording a decrease of 5,3%. In 2016, the bed occupancy rate of the general hospitals of the public sector was 73,1%, recording a slight decrease compared to 2015, whe...

30-03-2018 10:46

Handover ceremony of archaeological objects to the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Berlin

At a ceremony which was held yesterday, 29 March 2018 at the Embassy of the Republic of Cyprus in Berlin, two archaeological objects, which were illegally exported from Cyprus after the Turkish invasion of 1974, were handed over to the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus in Germany, Mr Andreas Hadjichrysanthou, by Mr Günter Puhze and Mrs Micaela Puhze owners of the Galerie Günter Puhze.The first object is a clay figurine of a warrior with shield which dates to the Cypro-Archaic period (7th ...

30-03-2018 09:09

LIGHT IT UP BLUE: Blue lighting of monuments and museums for International Autism Awareness Day - 2 April

The Department of Antiquities announces that on 2 April 2018, International Autism Awareness Day, monuments and museums will be lit blue once again, as a response to the invitation by Autism Speaks, and as part of the Light it Up Blue international awareness campaign. This year the Department of Antiquities will light up blue the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia, the Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, the Local Archaeological Museum of Marion-Arsinoe, the Castles of Kolossi, Pafos, Lemeso...

29-03-2018 18:29

Cyprus strongly condemns the Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Cyprus strongly condemns the Houthi missile attacks launched from Yemen targeting the Saudi capital Riyadh and other cities of the Kingdom on 25 March 2018 and expresses its grave concern for the risks to regional stability and peace. It is fortunate that all missiles were successfully intercepted by the Saudi Royal Air Defence Forces.Cyprus reiterates its full support to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against all threats to its security and territorial integrity.We extend our sympathy and tho...

29-03-2018 12:49

Opening hours of the Newsroom of the Press and Information Office on the 1st of April

On the 1st of April 2018, the Newsroom and Website Administration Section of the Press and Information Office will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ML/II)

29-03-2018 08:30

Statement by the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations at the Security Council open debate on "Collective action to improve UN peacekeeping operations"

Τhe Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, made a statement on March 28, 2018 at the open debate “Collective action to improve United Nations peacekeeping operations” of the Security Council, which was presided by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr Mark Rutte.In his remarks, Ambassador Korneliou expressed Cyprus’s full support to the UN Secretary-General for his efforts to strengthen the efficiency and effectiveness of...

28-03-2018 08:27

Announcement on the dust in the atmosphere of Cyprus

The Department of Labour Inspection of the Ministry of Labour, Welfare and Social Insurance notes that today, March 28, 2018 at 07:00 the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10), was between the maximum value of 111 μg/m3 and minimum value of 64 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter). Consequently, it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/m3 as defined by the relative l...

27-03-2018 12:29

Handover ceremony of technical and educational equipment by the US Ambassador in Cyprus to the Minister of Finance

A handover ceremony of technical and educational equipment by the United States Ambassador to Cyprus, Ms Kathleen Doherty, to the Minister of Finance, Mr Harris Georgiades, held today, March 27, 2018, at the Ministry of Finance.This offer is part of the technical and educational assistance provided by the Government of the United States to the Republic of Cyprus on export control issues. This equipment is expected to help the Customs Department considerably to carry out more effective contro...