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21-07-2020 21:31

Address of the Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, at the event of the Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea

“The war against COVID-19, Navigating in unchartered waters”It is a distinct pleasure for me to join you today in this special event that brings us together after a long time of social distancing and strict measures due to COVID-19 pandemic. I would like to take this opportunity and thank the Rotary Club of Nicosia-Lefkothea for putting together this event, giving me the opportunity to stand back and take stock of what Cyprus has achieved over the last six months.In these unpresented times,...

21-07-2020 11:46

Revised list of destinations for postal services

The Cyprus Post announces that mail can also be sent to the following destinations as of 20/7/2020:ArgentinaAustraliaAustriaBelgiumBrazilBulgariaCanada (only EMS/DATAPOST)Czech RepublicChinaCroatiaDenmarkDubaiEgyptEstoniaFinlandFranceGermanyGreat BritainGreeceHungaryHong KongIndiaIrelandIsraelItalyJapanKuwaitLatviaLuxembourgMexicoNetherlands (Holland)NorwayOmanPhilippinesPolandPortugalRomaniaRussiaServiaSlovakiaSloveniaSpainSaudi ArabiaSingaporeSo...

20-07-2020 14:09

Epidemiological risk assessment of countries in respect of the COVID-19 disease, dated 20/07/2020

The epidemiological image of various countries with regard to the COVID-19 disease has been re-evaluated by the Epidemiological Monitoring and Control of Infectious Diseases Unit of the Medical Services and the Public Health Services. The evaluation was based on the epidemiological indicators of the countries, such as: the effective reproduction number R(t) for SARS-CoV-2, the number of new diagnoses, the number of laboratory tests, the mortality rate per 100,000 inhabitants, the estimated pr...

20-07-2020 11:57

Statement by Minister of Finance, Mr Constantinos Petrides, at the signing of the Protocol for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation

It is with great pleasure that I stand here today to officially countersign the Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to taxes on income and on capital, between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Government of the Swiss Confederation.The signing of this Protocol emphasises the very good relations in the economic and political sphere between the two jurisdictions.The Protocol is going to amend the existing Convention that was signed back in 2014. The sign...

20-07-2020 11:37

Protocol between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Federal Council

The Protocol for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital was signed today July 20th 2020 in Nicosia between the Government of the Republic of Cyprus and the Swiss Confederation. On behalf of the Republic of Cyprus the protocol was signed by Mr. Constantinos Petrides, Minister of Finance, and on behalf of the Swiss Confederation, the Protocol was signed by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Cyprus Honorable Dr. Pierre-Yves Fux.The signed Protocol introduc...

17-07-2020 12:45

Harmonized index of consumer prices (HICP) in June 2020 (Annual Rate of Change: -2,2%)

In June 2020 the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices decreased by2,2% compared to the index of June 2019 while, when compared to the index of May 2020, the HICP increased by 0,4%. For the period January - June 2020 the HICP recorded a decrease of 0,5% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (Table 1)          Note: The HICP in Euroarea forthe last month is based on EUROSTAT’s estimation (flash estimate). Compared to June 2019, the categories Transport and Hous...

16-07-2020 15:59

Summer break and extension of the exhibition “REBIRTH” - The return of 219 works of art from the Turkish Cypriot to the Greek Cypriot community

The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth would like to inform the public that the exhibition “REBIRTH” will be extended until Saturday, 17 October 2020.The exhibition will remain closed during the period 14 – 31 August 2020 (inclusive of these dates), while the show will reopen from Tuesday, 1st September 2020.  Additional exhibition tour dates and other events will be announced in early September.Entrance to the exhibition and events is free for the pub...

16-07-2020 13:21

Survey Results: Environmental Protection and Resource Management Expenditures in the Public Sector, 2017 and 2018

On the basis of the results of a survey carried out by the Statistical Service, the total expenditure for environmental protection and resource management activities in the public sector in 2017 and 2018 is estimated at €95,8 million in 2018 compared to €75,6 million in 2017 and €99,0 million in 2016. These results correspond to 0,45%, 0,38% και 0,53% of the Gross Domestic Product for 2018, 2017 and 2016 respectively.In 2018, the total current expenditure reached €81,2 million while investme...

15-07-2020 14:22

Information concerning the circulation between the member states of the EU of certain public documents

The Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry announces that pursuant to an EU Regulation which promotes the free movement of citizens, certain public documents and their certified copies are exempt from legalisation and the apostille formality within the EU from 16 February 2019. For some of these documents (see below in bold), citizens can also request a multilingual standard form to avoid translation requirements and, in any case, a certified translation made in any EU Member State must be...

15-07-2020 13:29

Research and Development Activity in Cyprus in 2018

On the basis of the results of the survey carried out by the Statistical Service for the collection of data on scientific research and experimental development, total R & D expenditure in Cyprus in 2018 is estimated at €133,1 million which corresponds to 0,63% of the Gross Domestic Product, compared to €110,2 million or 0,55% of the GDP in 2017. Figure 1:  R & D expenditure in Europe as % of GDP, 2018  Despite the substantial increase of 20,8% observed in R&D expenditure in ...

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