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31-05-2024 16:25

Index of Industrial Output Prices: April 2024

Annual Change -3,8%The Index of Industrial Output Prices for April 2024 reached 121,6 units (base 2021=100), recording an increase of 0,1% compared to March 2024. Compared to the corresponding month of the previous year, the index recorded a decrease of 3,8%. For the period January-April 2024, the index showed a decrease of 3,6% compared to the corresponding period of 2023. In April 2024 compared to March 2024, the index remained stable in the sectors of mining and quarrying and electricit...

31-05-2024 15:23

Fiscal Accounts of General Government: January-April 2024

Surplus €665,2 mnThe preliminary General Government fiscal results, which are prepared by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) indicate a surplus of €665,2 mn (2,1% of GDP) for the period of January-April 2024, as compared to a surplus of €391,0 mn (1,3% of GDP) that was recorded during the period of January-April 2023.RevenueDuring the period of January-April 2024, total revenue increased by €650,3 mn (+17,3%) and amounted to €4.415,1 mn, compared to €3.764,8 mn in the correspondin...

31-05-2024 12:57

Opening address by the Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation and Digital Policy, Dr Nicodemos Damianou, at the Conference: New Technologies in the World of Communication

It was estimated that 20 minutes in the Metaverse – imagine yourself wearing your VR headset navigating a virtual world as your avatar – generates two million data points. And assume that you purchased a ticket in the form of an NFT using your crypto wallet from your favourite crypto/NFT marketplace, and you are in the Metaverse, watching the virtual concert of Ariana Grande. Who is the data controller in that case – and hence the entity responsible for compliance with privacy laws? The Metav...

31-05-2024 12:16

Address by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, at the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus’ photographic exhibition “50 years Turkish invasion and occupation”

Although half a century has passed, the grief is profound and the pain is indescribable every time our memory recalls the tragic events of 1974; the Turkish invasion, the unwavering milestone for every Cypriot citizen, who, 50 years later, still bears the inflicted trauma of the unspeakable tragedy of the Turkish invasion and the ongoing occupation.From this historic place, located in close proximity to the barbed wires of separation, I would like to reiterate that, despite the challenges, h...

30-05-2024 20:00

Health and Hospital Statistics 2022

In-patient discharges from hospitals contracted with the General Healthcare System (GHS)During 2022, 94.654 discharges were issued to in-patients, i.e. to patients who stayed at the hospital for at least one night, compared to 89.357 in 2021, recording an increase of 5,9%. Part of the increase is due to the gradual inclusion of new hospitals in the GHS. Of the total number of in-patient discharges issued in 2022, a percentage of 45,9% referred to the hospitals of the State Health Service Org...

30-05-2024 18:46

Industrial Production Index: March 2024

Annual Change +3,4%In March 2024, the Industrial Production Index reached 107,8 units (base 2021=100), recording an increase of 3,4% compared to March 2023. For the period January – March 2024, the index recorded an increase of 4,8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.The manufacturing sector registered an increase of 2,7% compared to March 2023. An increase was also observed in the sectors of water supply and materials recovery (+23,3%), electricity supply (+0,9%) an...

30-05-2024 16:44

Address by the Commissioner for Gender Equality, Ms Josie Christodoulou, at the opening ceremony of the High-level Conference “Women for the Mediterranean”

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Cyprus and to today's conference titled "Women for the Mediterranean". I heartfully thank the UfM’s Secretary General, Mr Nasser Kamel, and his team for the excellent collaboration. It is also a special moment for me since this collaboration with the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) and with my friend Anna Dorangricchia, which aimed to host the conference in Lefkosia (Nicosia), began in 2020, in my previous capacity as Advisor to the Minister o...

30-05-2024 08:44

2024 Elections – Publication of poll results is prohibited

The Chief Returning Officer announces that, in accordance with the applicable electoral legislation, the publication of poll results, directly or indirectly related to the Elections, is prohibited seven (7) days before the date of the elections.Therefore, the publication of any poll must be made by midnight on Saturday, 1 June 2024.(EP) 

29-05-2024 09:47

Elections 2024 - Information for citizens on

The Chief Returning Officer reminds citizens that all information regarding the upcoming Elections of 9 June is posted on the special Elections website at the above website, voters can be informed, inter alia, about the election procedures, the polling station(s) where they will vote, the elections in which they are entitled to vote, the number of preference crosses in each of them and the correct way to vote. In addition, citizens can find sample ballot papers f...

28-05-2024 13:39

Toast by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr Nikos Christodoulides, at the official lunch in honour of the Amir of the State of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, at the Presidential Palace

It is a true pleasure to welcome you, Your Highness, and your esteemed delegation to Cyprus and to the Presidential Palace.It is also a unique honour to reciprocate the warm and exceptional hospitality that Your Highness has afforded my delegation and myself during my official visit to Doha last November.Cyprus and Qatar are linked by geography and are part of the same neighbourhood. We are both advocates of diplomacy, dialogue and cooperation, and we respond to the challenges in our region...