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19-10-2020 14:55

World Statistics Day – 20 October 2020 “Connecting the World with Data We Can Trust”

The World Statistics Day, which takes place every five years, will be celebrated for the third time on the 20th of October 2020. The aim of the celebration is for the world to acknowledge and celebrate the role of statistics in our societies. Official statistics are of vital importance, helping users obtain an overall picture of specific areas of interest and policy makers to formulate evidence-based decisions and plans for a better future. The previous celebration of the world statistics day...

19-10-2020 13:51

Tourist Arrivals: September 2020

Tourist Arrivals -83,4%The arrivals of tourists reached 87.334 in September 2020 compared to 524.707 in September 2019, recording a decrease of 83,4%.For the period of January – September 2020, arrivals of tourists totaled 512.184 compared to 3.260.546 in the corresponding period of 2019, recording a decrease of 84,3% (Table 1).It should be noted that in March 2020, a ban of entry to the Republic was imposed on several categories of persons, including tourists, up to 8/6/2020, as part of t...

19-10-2020 11:23

Written statement by the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades

The verdict of our compatriots to elect Mr Ersin Tatar as the new leader of the Turkish-Cypriot community is fully respected.I would like to congratulate Mr Ersin Tatar. I am looking forward to a tête-à-tête meeting, as soon as possible.I would like to assure both Mr Tatar and my Turkish-Cypriot compatriots, of my readiness and decisiveness to respond promptly to the intention expressed by the UN Secretary General to undertake, as soon as possible, a new initiative for a solution to the Cyp...

17-10-2020 12:12

COVID-19 measures extended island-wide and contingency measures decided for Lemesos District

Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases being recorded in Cyprus especially this last week and the resulting spread of the pandemic within the community, the following measures have been decided at a meeting held today between the inter-ministerial committee and the Advisory Scientific Committee for the coronavirus under the President of the Republic, Mr Nicos Anastasiades, with the aim of bringing under control the infection with the virus and is spread in the community for the protect...

16-10-2020 15:07

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

On the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which takes place each year on October 17 throughout the world, the Statistical Service of Cyprus publishes an Infographic on “Poverty and Social Exclusion, 2019”. In Cyprus, the percentage of the population that was at risk of poverty, meaning that its disposable income was below the at-risk-of-poverty threshold (€9.729), reached 14,7% in 2019 compared to 15,4% in 2018. The decrease corresponds to approximately 4.000 fe...

16-10-2020 15:03

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices: September 2020

Annual rate of change -1,9%In September 2020 the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) decreased by 1,9% compared to the index of September 2019 while, when compared to the index of august 2020, the HICP decreased by 0,8%. for the period January - September 2020 the HICP recorded a decrease of 1,1% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year. (table 1)Note: The HICP in Euro area for the last month is based on EUROSTAT’s estimation (flash estimate).Compared to September ...

16-10-2020 13:50

Announcement of the Ministry of Interior in relation to the Cyprus Investment Programme and ulawful / misleading advertisements

In response to a number of unlawful / misleading advertisements and or posts regarding the Cyprus Investment Programme, in social media and the web, the Ministry of Interior  reminds that Regulation 17 of the Honorary Naturalization for reasons of Public Interest and the Naturalisation of Foreign Entrepreneurs and Investors Regulations (R.A.A. 379/20) provides that all service providers need to comply with and implement all the instructions  included in the Annex. Paragraph (3) of the Annex o...

16-10-2020 13:24

Photo Album - The Minister of Education, Mr. Prodromos Prodromou, gave a press conference

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth, Mr Prodromos Prodromou, gave a press conference, at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth.SS

16-10-2020 13:09

Photo Album - Ministers of Health and Finance inform about health protection measures in workplaces

The Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou and the Minister of Finance, Mr Constantinos Petrides, informed the employers’ organizations, trade unions and other competent Departments, regarding health protection measures in workplaces in relation to covid-19, today 16/10/2020 at the Ministry of Finance.IK

16-10-2020 10:58

Photo Album - The Minister of Health in a meeting with POFEN and representatives of the Student Unions

The Minister of Health, Mr Constantinos Ioannou, in a meeting with a delegation of the Pancyprian Federation of Student Unions (POFEN) and representatives of the Student Unions, today at the Ministry of Health.