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28-02-2021 15:30

Rapid antigen testing for employees and the general population – Testing units 1 March 2021

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees are in progress.For the smooth and safe operation of businesses that have been activated according to the Decrees, employers in businesses, as well as the Heads of Departments/Services in the public and wider public sector, are obliged to coordinate the rapid testing of the employees, so that the mandatory weekly testing of the person...

27-02-2021 17:53

Rapid antigen testing for employees and the general population – Testing units 28 February 2021

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees are in progress.For the smooth and safe operation of businesses that have been activated according to the Decrees, employers in businesses, as well as the Heads of Departments/Services in the public and wider public sector, are obliged to coordinate the rapid testing of the employees, so that the mandatory weekly testing of the person...

27-02-2021 10:20

Message by the Commissioner for Volunteerism and Non-Governmental Organizations, Mr Yiannis Yiannaki, on the World NGO Day - 27 February

The World NGO Day is an international calendar day annually celebrated on 27 February.  Originally it was recognized by the Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Norway and Sweden) on 17 April 2010, and recognized by the rest of the world for the first time in 2014.The message for World NGO Day 2021 is to celebrate, remember and work together. It is an excellent opportunity to hig...

27-02-2021 08:51

Epidemiological risk assessment of countries concerning COVID-19, dated 27/2/2021

Following a decision of the Council of Ministers, on 18 February 2021, regarding the Action Plan for the gradual resumption of flights and the re-opening of airports, the Epidemiological Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Health has made a re-evaluation of the epidemiological situation in various countries as regards COVID-19.The categorization for the countries of the European Union and the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) as well as Switzerland in the Green, Orange o...

26-02-2021 17:40

Rapid antigen testing for employees and the general population – Testing units 27 February 2021

Aiming at the continuous surveillance of the community and the workplaces, the free programmes of rapid antigen testing of the general population and employees are in progress.For the smooth and safe operation of businesses that have been activated according to the Decrees, employers in businesses, as well as the Heads of Departments/Services in the public and wider public sector, are obliged to coordinate the rapid testing of the employees, so that the mandatory weekly testing of the person...

26-02-2021 15:13

Index of Industrial Output Prices: January 2021

Annual Change -3,6%The Index of Industrial Output Prices for January 2021 reached 100,6 units (base 2015=100), recording an increase of 0,8% compared to December 2020. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded a decrease of 3,6%. In January 2021 compared to December 2020, the index remained stable in the sector of mining and quarrying, while it showed a rise in the sectors of electricity supply of 2,2% and manufacturing of 0,6%.  In the sector of water su...

26-02-2021 15:01

Turnover Value Index of Services: 4th Quarter 2020

The Turnover Value Index during the fourth quarter of 2020 recorded decreases in the sectors of accommodation and food service activities (-49,7%), administrative and support service activities (-26,5%) and professional, scientific and technical activities (-12,6%), while an increase was recorded in the sector of information and communication (1,5%) compared to the corresponding quarter of 2019.During the period January-December 2020, decreases relative to the corresponding period of 2019 we...

26-02-2021 08:55

Volunteerism Commissioner to participate in web Conference entitled “Challenges Facing NGOs in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations”

On the occasion of World NGO Day, the Commissioner for Volunteerism and NGOs, Mr Yiannis Yiannaki, will participate in the web Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe entitled “Challenges Facing NGOs in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations”, today, Friday, 26 February 2021, to pay tribute to the work of Civil Society that is focused on Human Rights, reconciliation and the Rule of Law, in conflict and post-conflict settings. EH/SCH

26-02-2021 08:19

Question on the Cyprus issue during the UN press briefing

During yesterday’s (25.2.21) international press briefing at UN Headquarters, the Spokesperson for the Secretary‑General, Mr Stéphane Dujarric, replied to a question on Cyprus, as follows:Question: My question is on Cyprus. So, you say work out whether there can be a solution in the foreseeable future. Would you describe this as crunch talks and is the UN, if you don’t get anything this time you are giving up.Dujarric: We are not in the business of doing ultimatums, if you don’t get, we’ll ...

26-02-2021 07:59

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Cyprus

Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-GeneralFollowing the consultations conducted on behalf of the Secretary-General by a senior UN official, Ms. Jane Holl Lute, over the past several months, the Secretary-General intends to convene an informal five-plus-one meeting on the Cyprus issue in Geneva, Switzerland, from 27 to 29 April 2021.The purpose of the meeting will be to determine whether common ground exists for the parties to negotiate a lasting solution to the Cyprus problem wi...

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