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29-06-2018 18:35

The Permanent Mission of Cyprus in the UN, in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Italy, founded the “Group of Friends for the Mediterranean Diet"

In 2013, UNESCO added the Mediterranean diet to the list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, as it "involves a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food.” Cyprus, Croatia, Spain, Greece, Italy, Morocco and Portugal were the promoters of this initiative within UNESCO, highlighting the beneficial effects of the Mediterranea...

29-06-2018 12:22

1,2% the annual change on the average monthly earnings of employees during the first quarter of 2018

Based on provisional data, the average gross monthly earnings of employees during the first quarter of 2018, amounted to €1.848 compared to €1.827 during the first quarter of 2017, i.e. an increase of 1,2% is observed.The average monthly earnings during the first quarter of 2018, seasonally adjusted, are estimated at €1.897 compared to €1.890 during the fourth quarter of 2017, i.e. an increase of 0,4% is observed.Note: From the 1st quarter of 2017 data are provisional.The average monthly ...

28-06-2018 12:54

Ambassador Leonidas S. Markides presents his credentials to the President of the Republic of Belarus

The Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Russian Federation, Mr Leonidas S. Markides, presented on June 26, 2018, his credentials to the President of the Republic of Belarus, Mr Alexander Lukashenko, as the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to the Republic of Belarus, stationed in Moscow.President Lukashenko, in a brief speech after the presentation of credentials by ten new foreign Ambassadors and referring to Belarussian-Cyprus relations, underlined that the Republic of Belar...

26-06-2018 12:34

New publication: Industrial statistics, 2016

The Statistical Service announces the publication of the annual report entitled: “Industrial Statistics, 2016”. The report provides detailed data on the broad industrial sector, covering manufacturing, mining and quarrying, electricity supply, water supply, sewerage and waste management activities.An electronic version of the report can be downloaded free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service, under the section Publications.Within the coming days, the paper publication will ...

26-06-2018 10:02

Cyprus Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa

The Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations, Ambassador Kornelios Korneliou, represented the Republic of Cyprus to the UN Security Council meeting on the “Maintenance of international peace and security: Comprehensive review of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa”, held in New York, on Monday, June 25, 2018.Ambassador Korneliou's statement is as follows:“Mr. President,I wish to commend you for organizing this timely debate and to thank you for giving us the o...

26-06-2018 08:59

The Republic of Cyprus donates 50.000 Euro to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East

Statement by the First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN, Mr Michalis Mavros, at the ad hoc UNGA Committee for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the UNRWA, on June 25, 2018:“Mr. President,I would like to express our support for the convening of this important and timely meeting. Cyprus acknowledges the significant role that United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) plays in assisting and protecting millions of Pa...

25-06-2018 08:32

UNSG’s report on Cyprus circulates as a UN official document

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres’ report on his good offices regarding the progress towards a settlement in Cyprus was circulated at the UN as an official document, S/2018/610, on Friday, June 22, 2018.Click here for the report.(ΜL)

22-06-2018 21:02

Address by the Government Spokesman, Mr Prodromos Prodromou, at the gala dinner of the EFAMA Annual General Meeting 2018

It is a great pleasure to welcome you all in Cyprus and a great honour to be hosting this year’s EFAMA Annual General Meeting. By choosing Cyprus as the location for its most important annual event, EFAMA actively shows its support to the development of the Cyprus investment funds industry, a promising sector which has witnessed impressive growth both in European and global level. It would be an omission not to extend my sincerest thanks and congratulations to the Cyprus Investment Funds Asso...

22-06-2018 14:26

Joint Declaration of the Cyprus – Greece – Israel second Trilateral Defence Meeting held in Larnaka, Cyprus, on June 22

Following the conclusion the Cyprus – Greece – Israel second Trilateral Defence Meeting held in Larnaka, Cyprus on June 22, 2018, the Ministers of Defence of the three countries issued the following joint Declaration:“We, Ministers of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, the Hellenic Republic and the State of Israel met in Larnaka today, 22nd June 2018 for a second Trilateral Defence Summit.Cyprus, Greece and Israel share a close and intimate relationship which stems from geographic proximity...

22-06-2018 12:30

10,7% the unemployment rate in the first quarter of 2018, according to the Labour Force Survey

According to the results of the Labour Force Survey, the labour force in the first quarter of 2018 amounted to 432.566 persons or 62,0% of the population (males 66,5%, females 57,7%) in comparison to 423.799 persons (61,5%) in the corresponding quarter of 2017 (Table 1).The number of employed persons was 386.098 and the employment rate 55,3% (males 59,6%, females 51,3%) in comparison to 366.461 persons (53,2%) in the corresponding quarter of 2017.The number of unemployed persons amounted to...

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