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31-12-2020 19:11

Televised address by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, on the occasion of the New Year 2021

We say goodbye in a few hours to a year that will be recorded as one of the most destructive in the modern history of humanity, at times of peace.The coronavirus pandemic, the invisible enemy, as it has been called, resulted in the loss of two million human lives, struck the health systems even of countries considered among the most advanced in the sector, led the world economy into an unprecedented crisis, deprived billions of citizens of their human freedoms and led millions of businesses ...

31-12-2020 12:55

Criminal Statistics 2018

POLICE STATISTICSCases of Serious OffencesThe number of serious offences reported to the Police in 2018 was 4.960, of which 4.917 were found to be true cases, while in 2017 the number of serious offences reported was 5.232, of which 5.201 were true cases. Both in 2018 and in 2017, the offences against property constitute the largest group of offences, accounting for 46,0% and 51,4% of serious offences respectively, followed by offences injurious to the public in general, accounting for 22,1...

31-12-2020 12:53

Index of Industrial Output Prices: November 2020

Annual Change -5,0%The Index of Industrial Output Prices for November 2020 reached 99,0 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,2% compared to October 2020. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded a decrease of 5,0%. For the period January-November 2020, the index showed a decrease of 2,4% compared to the corresponding period of 2019. In November 2020 compared to October 2020, the index recorded a decrease of 0,4% in the sector of manufacturin...

31-12-2020 12:43

Intra & Extra EU Trade Statistics

January – September 2020The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the monthly electronic publication “Intra & Extra EU Trade Statistics (by commodity and country)” for January - September 2020. It includes detailed quantity and value data on imports and exports of domestically produced goods and foreign goods, classified at the 6 digits commodity code level and by partner country.(a)   The main developments in the foreign trade of Cyprus were: Total imports of g...

31-12-2020 10:26

Update on rolling review of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

EMA’s assessment of the COVID-19 vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University has been progressing over the past weeks. The Agency is currently assessing data on the vaccine as part of a rolling review.So far, some evidence has been assessed on safety and efficacy coming from a pooled analysis of interim clinical data from four ongoing clinical trials in the UK, Brazil and South Africa. The latest clinical package was received on the 21 December and is currently being assesse...

30-12-2020 14:01

Industrial Production Index: October 2020 (Annual Change -5,2%)

In October 2020, the Industrial Production Index reached 129,0 units (base 2015=100), recording a decrease of 5,2% compared to October 2019. For the period January – October 2020, the index recorded a decrease of 8,8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.The sector of manufacturing registered a decrease of 6,2% compared to October 2019 and a decrease of 8,7% compared to the period January – October 2019. Comparing October 2020 with the corresponding month of the previou...

30-12-2020 13:41

Structure of Earnings Survey: 2018

According to the results of the Structure of Earnings Survey 2018, the total monthly earnings of full-time employees averaged at €1.837 (males €1.977 and females €1.676). In comparison with the mean monthly earnings recorded in 2014, there was an increase of 5,1% (males 5,2% and females 5,0%). The level of monthly earnings of employees for the year 2018 (€1.837) is still lower than that observed in year 2010 (€1.890). (Graph)The mean total annual earnings for full-time employees came up to €...

30-12-2020 08:40

PIO Newsroom will be closed on 1st January 2021

The Newsroom of the Press and Information Office will be closed on 1st of January 2021 due to New Year holidays. (EK/IK)

29-12-2020 13:45

Photo Album - Archbishop of Cyprus – Vaccination against COVID-19

The Archbishop Chrysostomos II of Cyprus is vaccinated against COVID-19, at the Health Center of Latsia, in Lefkosia.

29-12-2020 12:33

The presence of persons in houses other than permanent residents is prohibited – Remote for the public/wider public sector

Due to the adverse epidemiological situation that has been observed in Cyprus lately, in an attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus in the community, the presence in homes of persons other than permanent residents is prohibited, with effect as of today, 29 December 2020, 6 pm, until 10 January 2021. Exceptions for the presence of non-permanent residents in houses are granted for the following purposes:1. For providing care to minors and persons with disabilities for the period/duration...