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30-04-2019 15:15

The Newsroom will be closed on the 1st of May

On Wednesday, 1st  of May 2019, the Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed.(ΙΙ)

27-04-2019 19:00

References to the Cyprus problem by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, in his televised Easter Message on 27 April, 2019

“We seek a solution that is viable and functional, which will create prospects for a peaceful future for all the citizens of Cyprus,” the President of the Republic Mr Nicos Anastasiades said in his Easter Message that was televised on Easter eve, on 27 April.Referring to the Cyprus problem, the President stressed that “the unacceptable status quo continues to be open would with all the adverse repercussions it entails, adding that it is for this reason that we seek, through initiatives and n...

27-04-2019 15:42

The President of the Republic addressed the 2nd Belt and Road Forum, in Beijing

The President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, addressed today the 2nd Belt and Road Forum organised by the Government of China, in Beijing with the participation of 40 leaders of state or government. Speaking at the leaders’ roundtable discussion that took place at the Yangi Lake area, in Beijing, President Anastasiades said that «at the outset, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to President Xi for the invitation to participate at the 2nd Belt and Road (BRI) Forum. A Forum...

25-04-2019 14:28

The PIO Newsroom will be closed on 26, 27, 28 and 29 April 2019

The Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed during the Easter holidays, on 26,27,28 and 29 April 2019.   (AM/ΣΧ)

25-04-2019 10:23

Cyprus Breakfast and Brunch Week

With a common goal to promote Cyprus’ gastronomy and local products, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the Cyprus Chefs Association (CCA) organize between the 6th and 12th May 2019, the “Cyprus Breakfast and Brunch Week”.The goal of “Cyprus Breakfast and Brunch Week” event is the promotion and the support of traditional Cypriot products and local gastronomy which enrich the tourism product and enhances visitors’ experience.The event will be kick started by Mr Savvas Perdios, Deputy Ministe...

23-04-2019 14:40

Foreign Trade Statistics: January 2019

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January 2019. It includes detailed quantity and value data on imports and exports of domestically produced goods and foreign goods, classified by the 6th digit commodity code and by partner country.The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade were:a.         Total imports in January 2019 amounted to €811,2 mn as compared to €6...

23-04-2019 14:19

Announcement of the Ministry of Finance

The Republic of Cyprus, rated BBB- (stable) by Standard and Poor’s, Ba2 (stable) by Moody’s, BBB- (stable) by Fitch and BBBL (stable) by DBRS, has mandated Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale to lead manage a EUR-denominated dual-tranche RegS, CACs benchmark (registered form). The deal comprises a EUR benchmark December 2024 fixed rate tranche and a EUR benchmark May 2049 fixed rate tranche. Listing London. Denoms 1k+1k. Engli...

23-04-2019 13:47

The Deputy Ministry of Tourism among the founding members of the International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity

An official tri-party meeting between the Deputy Minister of Cyprus, Mr Savvas Perdios, the Minister of Tourism of Greece, Mrs Elena Kountoura, and the Minister of Tourism of Lebanon, Mr Avedis Guidanian, was held in Beirut on April 10, 2019.The meeting was held in an exceptionally cooperative climate and the creation of the International Sports and Tourism Organization for Peace & Prosperity (ISTO for P&P) was announced.Main aim of the Organization is the advancement of world peace...

23-04-2019 12:43

Opening hours of the archaeological sites and ancient monuments during the Eastern Holidays

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, announces that due to Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter Monday, the following archaeological sites and ancient monuments will remain open until 18:00 instead of 19:30:  Larnaka CastleLarnaka, Hala Sultan TekkeLarnaka, Archaeological site of ChoirokoitiaLemesos, Archaeological site of AmathousLemesos, Archaeological site of KourionLemesos, Kolossi CastleLemesos, Kourion, The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates...

19-04-2019 15:14

PIO and Foreign Ministry launch website on Brexit

The Press and Information Office, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has launched a website with information on Brexit at the URL: website, which is bilingual (Greek and English), contains information about the possibility of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union with or without a ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement and how these two scenarios will affect Cypriot businesses and citizens (Cypriots who reside in the UK and British citize...