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31-03-2019 09:41

Statement by the Minister of Defence of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Savvas Angelides, at the United Nations Ministerial Meeting on Peacekeeping, in New York, on March 29, 2019

Peacekeeping continues to be the most important tool we have at our disposal to disrupt the conflict cycle. As the host country of a long-running United Nations peacekeeping operation, Cyprus holds that peacekeeping mandates must be clear and simple, no matter how complex a conflict is. UNFICYP is a case in point; the Force’s mandate has proven flexible enough to see it through very significant changes on the ground.Peacekeeping operations must be tailored to the conflict they seek to addres...

29-03-2019 19:11

Address by the Government Spokesman Mr Prodromos Prodromou at the Premiere of the Documentary “Green Line” at the A.G. Leventis Gallery

I have heard a lot about a remarkable Cypriot documentary taking part in the Cannes Film Festival. I was informed then that it was a Virtual Reality Documentary which thereafter was also selected to participate in many international film festivals, winning a distinction four times as “Best VR Film”.Today we have the privilege to be here at the Cyprus Premiere of the VR Documentary “Green Line”. There is no doubt that it is a very interesting and, according to what I have read about it, a ver...

29-03-2019 14:29

“Light it up blue” - blue lighting of monuments and museums for International Autism Awareness Day, 2 April

The Department of Antiquities, Cyprus announces that it will once again be joining the organization Autism Speaks, on the occasion of International Autism Awareness Day and the Light it Up Blue worldwide campaign. On the 2nd of April therefore, important ancient monuments and museums in Cyprus will be lit up blue. As was the case in previous years, the Department of Antiquities will illuminate in blue the Cyprus Museum in Lefkosia, the Archaeological Museum of the Lemesos District, the Local ...

29-03-2019 13:29

Annual Survey on Education, 2016/2017

Based on the results of the Annual Survey on Education for the school year 2016/2017, the total number of pupils and students at all educational levels was 188.311 recording an increase (3,7%) compared, to the school year 2015/2016 where the total number of pupils and students was 181.537. The total number of educational establishments also increased to 1.333 in the school year 2016/2017, compared to 1.322 in the previous school year. Finally, during 2016/2017 the total number of teachers, am...

29-03-2019 08:10

The Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed on 1st April

The Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed on Monday, 1st April 2019, due to a public holiday.(MG/SCH)

28-03-2019 12:36

Address by the PIO Director, Ms Sophie Michaelides, at the 8th ELRC Language Resource Board (LRB) Meeting, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

I am very happy to be here with you in the lovely city of Amsterdam and to have the opportunity to exchange experiences and views regarding our common goal, the future of digitization of languages in Europe.         Just a couple of words about who we are: The Press and information Office is the Government Communication Agency. We deliver Communication Services to the Government and Information Services to the public, while using interpersonal, non-verbal, visual, oral and written means of d...

28-03-2019 12:03

Address by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Ms Vassiliki Anastassiadou, at the CIRCLE 2019 Conference

We are very honoured to be hosting the CIRCLE 2019 Conference on Challenges for the Islands in the Era of the Circular Economy along with the 6th Cyprus Sustainable Mobility and Intelligent Transport (SMILE) Conference, here in Nicosia. It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the sunniest and brightest part of Europe.By combining the two conferences we are bringing together for the first time people from various sectors, each contributing decisively in dealing with the issues at hand. We hav...

27-03-2019 12:33

Address by the President of the House of Representatives, Mr Demetris Syllouris, at the “International Higher Education Forum 2019”, in London

It is indeed a pleasure for me to have been invited to attend and address this flagship event on International Higher Education. The event provides a unique opportunity to exchange views with some of the leading academics and experts of the UK and the continent of Europe, and to share my view on the role of education as an instrument of soft power, especially in view of the challenges and opportunities posed by Brexit. We live today in an interconnected world, within a constantly shifting an...

27-03-2019 11:12

Extension to the deadline submission of Income Tax Return 2017 for companies and self employed with accounts

The Cyprus Tax Department informs that, the deadline for the submission of Income Tax Returns for Companies (TD4A) and Self Employed with Accounts (TD 1A Acc), has been  extended from 31 March 2019  to 30 April 2019.(AH)

27-03-2019 10:02

Euroelections 2019: Registration in the electoral roll and declaration to vote abroad

The Central Electoral Service announces that the following District Administration Offices will be open to the public on Saturday, 30 March 2019, from 8.00 am until 2.00 pm:Lefkosia District AdministrationLemesos District AdministrationLarnaka District AdministrationPafos District AdministrationAmmochostos District Administration, in ParalimniMoreover, on Tuesday 2 April 2019, the last day for registering in the electoral roll and submitting a declaration to vote at a voting centre abro...